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    Mercurius
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    Looks like Central Ohio is going to be represented by a D with the second most liberal district in the state. Who would be the best for the job? Not who do you think will win or run – but who would be the best for our city?

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    #461142

    Mercurius
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    Jennifer Brunner?

    David Wilhelm?

    Matt Habash?

    Maryellen O’Shaughnessy?

    Ted Strickland?

    John Haseley?

    Mayor Coleman?

    I pretty much fall into the ‘anyone but Ray Miller or Kilroy Camp.’

    #461143

    Mercurius
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    If Cordray’s nomination to head the Consumers Council is blocked, he would be great too!

    #461144
    rus
    rus
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    Mercurius said:
    Jennifer Brunner?

    David Wilhelm?

    Matt Habash?

    Maryellen O’Shaughnessy?

    Ted Strickland?

    John Haseley?

    Mayor Coleman?

    I pretty much fall into the ‘anyone but Ray Miller or Kilroy Camp.’

    Of that list, I’m liking Strickland.

    #461145

    Mercurius
    Participant
    #461146
    rus
    rus
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    Mercurius said:
    Better Map:
    http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2011/09/ohios_new_congressional_distri.html

    Wow. Those boundaries are… different.

    #461147

    BCNation
    Participant

    According to the Map:
    Stivers keeps UA, Marble Cliff, Hilliard, Grove City, Downtown Columbus, parts of Franklinton, Union & Madison Counties, and picks up Pickerington, Zanesville, Athens, Canal Winchester, and Logan, among places

    Tiberi loses Bexley, Near East Side, and Reynoldsburg (or the Franklin Co. part of it); keeps Gahanna, Westerville, Dublin, New Albany, Delaware County, picks up Richland, Morrow, and remainder of Licking County

    “New Liberal” District: Worthington, Grandview, Reynoldsburg, Bexley, Whitehall, parts of the West Side, South Side, Franklinton, and Southeast Sides, North Side, OSU, Clintonville

    Looks like I’ll be getting a new congressman, unless I move to Dublin, Gahanna, Ne(wa)rk, Westerville, Delaware, Mt. Gilead, Mansfield, or Granville in the next 12 months.

    #461148

    News
    Participant

    Former Central Ohio U.S. Representative To Run Again
    September 15, 2011
    by Mandie Trimble
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    Former U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy announced she will make another bid for Congress as the new congressional districts have been proposed.

    After only one term in Congress, Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy lost her seat to Republican Steve Stivers. But now that republicans have redrawn the state’s congressional district map, Kilroy said she’ll run again. The proposed district in Franklin County is heavy with registered democratic voters which could give Kilroy an advantage at the polls.

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2011/09/15/former-central-ohio-u-s-congresswoman-to-run-again/

    #461149

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    News said:
    Former Central Ohio U.S. Representative To Run Again
    September 15, 2011
    by Mandie Trimble
    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    Former U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy announced she will make another bid for Congress as the new congressional districts have been proposed.

    After only one term in Congress, Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy lost her seat to Republican Steve Stivers. But now that republicans have redrawn the state’s congressional district map, Kilroy said she’ll run again. The proposed district in Franklin County is heavy with registered democratic voters which could give Kilroy an advantage at the polls.

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2011/09/15/former-central-ohio-u-s-congresswoman-to-run-again/

    Blechh. Grreeeeaat.

    #461150
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/insight/2011/09/18/a-stronger-hand.html

    WASHINGTON — Central Ohio might emerge as one of the few winners in a congressional redistricting process that has caused howls of protest elsewhere in the state.

    While the rest of Ohio gained a scant 1.6 percent in population between 2000 and 2010, Columbus boomed: Franklin County saw an 8.8 percent population increase during the past decade.

    That’s reflected in the map. While the state loses two seats overall because of slow population growth, central Ohio would gain one new lawmaker, most likely a Democrat, after the 2012 elections.

    #461151

    KSquared
    Member

    I hate that there seems to be no viable option for a third party candidate to get this seat, or any other.

    #461152
    hugh59
    hugh59
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    The Dems could do much better than Kilroy.

    #461153

    Mercurius
    Participant

    KSquared said:
    I hate that there seems to be no viable option for a third party candidate to get this seat, or any other.

    There isn’t really even a viable option for a second party candidate to get this seat; the primary is the election. Neither Tavares or Kilroy (the two leading candidates for the new seat) really seem like leaders, innovators or even policy wonks to me. I want someone to represent me that is going to eventually go after leadership positions and can make a difference, not another Pat Tiberi – whose largest accomplishment to date in Congress is recognizing the Ohio Pooch Parade.

    #461154

    Mercurius
    Participant
    #461155

    News
    Participant

    Longtime Congresswoman Pryce Won’t Run For New Seat
    September 22, 2011
    by Steve Brown
    89.7 NPR News Morning Anchor

    Long-time central Ohio Congresswoman Deborah Pryce says she will NOT run for a new Congressional district in Franklin County.

    “Oh no,” Pryce says, laughing. “I’ve sworn it off.”

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2011/09/22/longtime-congresswoman-pryce-wont-run-for-new-seat/

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