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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Who's a Pepper?

David Pepper is a big name who can raise some big money, but Hamilton County Republicans -- of course -- don't see him as a real threat to Hamilton County Commissioner Phil Heimlich's job.

"We’re not worried about David Pepper," said Brad Greenberg, executive director of the Hamilton County Republican Party.

"He lost in his bid for (Cincinnati) mayor. He lost in his bid for state senator and he’s going to lose in his attempt for county commissioner," Greenberg told the Enquirer today.

Greenberg's comment came with a complaint that the GOP isn't quoted as much in such matters as Tim Burke, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.


at 12:41 PM, February 14, 2006 Blogger Nate Livingston said...

And the Enquirer couldn't even write this blog entry without mentioning Tim Burke's name. Unbelievable!

at 2:56 PM, February 14, 2006 Anonymous Thomas Rauf said...

Tim Burke might be quoted often, but that is more likely a result of the success of the Republicans that they have so many voices in elected office. Democrats have only a few voices, Burke being the one that carries the banner so often. I would wager Republicans are quoted more often with regards to politics than Democrats, but that is fair since Ohio and Cincinnati are Republican strongholds.

at 3:30 PM, February 14, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Nate couldn't pass up an opportunity to weigh in, despite the fact that nobody in the county takes his crazy rants seriously.

at 8:53 PM, February 14, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brad Greenberg is so sorrowful and woeful. Have you met him before? A wanna-be judge, trying to earn his stripes in the Repub. Party by slinging crap like that. I can't wait for Pepper to remove Heimlich from the political scene. The Repubs will take whipping this fall.

at 9:48 PM, February 14, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful David, becoming a 2-time local race loser is the death-knell for a politician.

at 11:56 PM, February 14, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greenberg and Heimlich should be scared. Less than 30% wanting to reelect

at 11:58 PM, February 14, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heimlich and Greenberg should be scared--a reelect number under 30% is unbelievably bad.

at 7:57 AM, February 15, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

does Odd Todd really want the Green Pepper on the Commission with him? After all, he'd lose his little dog big bark position and would actually be held accountable for his crazy schemes.

at 8:40 AM, February 15, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last Anon - good point, Portune won't be able to whine anymore with Pepper on. That might be worth voting for Pepper right there.

No matter what Greenberg/Vincent/et al. say, "Republicans for Pepper" will be a HUGE group. Heimlich strikes many as an unprincipled, "go with the popular view" kind of Republican - he's Andy Furman in office. Business would rather deal with a rational Dem with the best interests of the city/county at heart (even an overtly ambitious one like Pepper) than an idiot wildcard just because he has an "R" by his name (and is also overtly ambitious).

at 10:05 AM, February 15, 2006 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Crazy schemes?"

Yeah, I guess it would seem crazy to debt-loving tax-and-spend republicans to work for fiscal accountability and responsibility. That's what Todd Portune has been doing in his 5 years on the Commission, and that's what Pepper will do when he wipes the floor with that coniving fool, Heimlich.

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