Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Paul Hackett Is Running for the Senate

Paul Hackett (shown here with a thermometer in Iraq) is running for the Senate. The Akron Beacon Journal has the story:
WASHINGTON - A Democrat who nearly pulled a stunning upset this summer in a heavily Republican House district has decided to challenge Ohio's senior U.S. senator next year.
Paul Hackett, an Iraq War veteran hailed by national Democrats for his showing in southern Ohio's 2nd District, will run against Sen. Mike DeWine, a Republican in his second six-year term.
Hackett met yesterday with Harry Reid and the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. He has to be encouraged by a recent Zogby/WSJ poll that shows him up 8 percentage points against incumbent Mike DeWine. Rep. Sherrod Brown, who decided against a run for the Senate, is apparently reconsidering. (Memo to Brown: He who hesitates...) Hackett's official announcement is scheduled for October 24.
(Photo: hackettforcongress.com)


Blogger Tom Noyes said...

Jack Markell is up for reelection in '06. John Carney is focused on '08. Matt Denn is still new in his office.

Karen Peterson is not universally liked in the Party (particularly after threatening to primary a sitting governor) and thus would find raising money an uphill battle.

I'll have to ask around to see who else is being mentioned. There aren't a whole lot of folks who are anxious to see if they can crack 30% against Castle.

10:32 AM, October 04, 2005  

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