February 21, 2006

NOT BEING IN THE CLUB IS HIS CLUB:

Blackwell attacks Taft, Petro with scathing ads: Ohio GOP chief denounces commercials (Ted Wendling, February 21, 2006, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Secretary of State Ken Blackwell unsheathed the long knives Monday, previewing TV and radio spots that skewer both Attorney General Jim Petro and Gov. Bob Taft by calling Petro's ethics "worse than Taft's."

The ads, which Blackwell campaign adviser Gene Pierce said would begin running statewide as soon as today, make it clear that the intra-party mudslinging that Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett feared most in this year's governor's race would now begin in earnest.


That which the establishment hates Blackwell for most, his independence from them, is his chief source of strength.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2006 10:33 AM
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And of course, the one thing that state GOP can not do, no way, no how, unthinkable, is not wallow in the mud that Blackwell will be flinging.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at February 21, 2006 1:00 PM
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