Capri-peat : Could Ohio Senate Minority Leader Be Looking at Third Congressional Run?
About a month-and-a-half ago, we speculated about potential candidates for the U.S. Senate. At that point, we discussed Tim Ryan as a possibility and added, as a side note, a scenario where Senate Minority Leader Capri Cafaro could end up taking Ryan's seat in Congress.
Since Ryan's decision to stay out of the Senate race and instead endorse Lee Fisher, there has been increasing talk about Ryan taking Fisher's spot on the Gubernatorial ticket and running as Ted Strickland's Lt. Governor. Ryan, if asked to run, would instantly become the front runner for Governor in 2014. And Ryan's seat would be wide open for the taking.
Enter Capri Cafaro.
Politico's John Kraushaar makes the same assessment this week saying, "So if Ryan gets the appointment, don’t be surprised if Cafaro makes another congressional bid – and this time starts as the front-runner."
What's interesting about the article isn't what it says in the body, but rather the comments where readers toss in the names of Jim Trafficant and Marc Dann as possible candidates to challenge Cafaro. As someone who writes about politics, I'd be happy to get out of bed an extra hour earlier each morning to cover that primary.