The Campaign Spot

Does Ohio Reject Women Candidates? Well, Not in Five Congressional Districts

The Women’s Campaign Forum asks whether Ohio has a problem with women candidates, sharing a tale from Democratic senatorial candidate Jennifer Brunner*, contending Democratic party bigwigs urged her not to run, and a similar tale from the GOP side of the aisle.

Well, I like Lieutenant Governor candidate Mary Taylor…

Right now Jennifer Brunner8 has an uphill climb in that Democratic Party; I guess we’ll have a chance to see this fall whether Ohio voters can accept a woman as lieutenant governor. Also note the state has five women in its congressional delegation.

* I originally wrote Lee Fisher, who is the Democratic man running for this office. Apparently my problem is not that all women look alike to me, but that all Democrats running for Senate in Ohio do.


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