Politics & Policy

Kilroy: A Path to Success After All?

No sooner do I decide to write off the Kilroy race than this gem leaks out — apparently the freshman socialist from OH-15 has a plan to win victory….sort of. Politico reports:

Mary Jo Kilroy sees a path to victory even though most experts think she’s been stuck at a dead end for months.

“No one even mentions the Kilroy race,” one Ohio Democratic insider told POLITICO. When it’s brought up, the insider says, “They all say she’s done … She’s toast.”

Trailing by six points even in her own internal polling, Kilroy, a liberal Democratic freshman, has a simple plan: Annihilate Republican Steve Stivers. 

The tag line of Kilroy’s most recent ad, playing as early as 5:25 a.m. here on CNN, is “Steve Stivers will say anything to get elected because that’s what lobbyists do.”

Her disdain is even more evident in conversation.

“He doesn’t have core beliefs,” she told POLITICO in an interview last week in a campaign headquarters reminiscent of an elementary school classroom, complete with a teacher’s desk in the corner and a wall full of colored construction paper stars representing top volunteers. “He talks out of all sides of his mouth.”

This is delusional. The anti-Wall Street, anti-lobbyist, anti-Republican attack lines haven’t worked for months, so why would they work now? Kilroy’s just trying to lose any shred of dignity she might have had because of her irrational hatred for people who actually produce in this country. And we know all about that…

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