You have to give it up to the netroots, Bob Brigham and Paul Hackett. To make the race this close was fantastic.
Bob says: "It's over. Paul lost by about 4000 votes--he got 48.2% of the vote at the end of the night. We didn't take the seat, but holy shit was this a win for the 50 state strategy, the netroots, and the future of the country--the grassroots of the Democratic Party.
We have sent a powerful message for 2006 tonight, and over the past several weeks. Close the book on round one, an overwhelming victory of us.?
"Let's remember what the Cook Report said earlier: If Schmidt's victory margin is in double digits, this tells us that there is not much of an anti-GOP wind in Ohio right now. If the margin is say six to nine points for Schmidt, then there is a wind, but certainly no hurricane. A Schmidt win of less than five points should be a very serious warning sign for Ohio Republicans that something is very, very wrong, while a Hackett victory would be a devastating blow to the Ohio GOP.
Politics Past - An episode of Meet The Press, first broadcast on June 7, 1964 featuring the 1964 Republican Governor's Conference, held in Cleveland Ohio. Interviewed are Kansas Governor John Anderson and Ohio Governor James Rhodes. Read more...