Sharen Neuhardt Latest Congressional Challenger to Go on the Air
This year, some of Ohio's more useless congressmen — Republican rubber stamps unresponsive to constituent interests — are being aggressively challenged, some of the first time.
One of those is former Dayton mayor Mike "Who?" Turner, who inexplicable popularity (or maybe it's lack of unpopularity because people are hard-pressed to say what he has done, bad or good) and lack of strong Democratic challengers has kept him in office way too long.
This year things have changed. Thanks to redrawn district lines (the new district is 10, the number of the district in Northeast Ohio currently represented by Dennis Kucinich) and a strong candidate in Sharen Neuhardt, who previously ran for Congress in 2008 in a much more Republican district, there's a shot at ending Turner's tenure.
Following Joyce Healy-Abrams, who launched an over-the-air ad last week in her race in district 7 against Teabaggin' Bob Gibbs, Sharen has now gone on the air with an ad.
It's very similar to Joyce's. It talks about the candidate's background, saying that Sharen was the first in her family to go to college and that she cam back home to start businesses.
It says "She understands the American dream in a way most congressmen never will."
Like Joyce's ad, Sharen's says she's all about creating jobs, with a handful of vague details: eliminate tax breaks for outsourcing, cut taxes for businesses that "keep and grow jobs in the Miami Valley."
It's basically one of those warm-n-fuzzy ads designed to get you to feel good about the candidate and to get her name out there. The significant thing is that she is on the air.
Here's the ad: