In my position, I find the primaries to be more imporant than the general election. Regardless of how tone-deaf the GOP seems to be lately, the chances of them fielding a candidate worse than the Democratic party are slim. Therefore, my vote is pretty much decided by the primaries.
In this election, there were really only two races i'm interested in: Governor and Senator.
Ken Blackwell and Jim Petro are running for Governor of Ohio. Whoever wins the gov primary, I’ll have no problems backing them. I do like Blackwell more than I like Petro, but either one of them is a fine candidate, and a far sight more appealing on the issues than any Democrat could be.
On Pierce vs. Dewine for Senate, however, there is no such ambiguity - Dewine must go, and even if he wins the primary he must be sent the message that voters are fed up with him. I hold no illusions regarding Pierce’s slim chances, but I have hope:
-poor weather reduces the turnout, only the motivated will go vote.
-not many people are going to be motivated to vote for Dewine
-but a lot of people are motivated to vote for pierce, as well as vote against dewine
I’m predicting it’ll be a stronger than expected showing for Pierce. Whether or not it’ll be enough remains to be seen.
Blackwell over Petro, but either will do.
Pierce over Dewine, unequivocally, and with no reservations.
With any other race, if you don't know, don't vote.
As expected, DDN provides a list of Republicans to NOT vote for.
Look up the issues and people on the ballot for your area.
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Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Primary voting today [L]