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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Schmidt weighs in on Heimlich news

Earlier today, former Hamilton County commissioner Phil Heimlich bowed out of the 2nd District GOP primary election.

This afternoon, Rep. Jean Schmidt, the Miami Township Republican who he was trying to unseat had this to say about the announcement:

"I wish him the best. I know that the decision he made was not an easy one. But I understand that he was doing what was in the best interest of his family and the community, and I wish him all the best."


at 5:20 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Phil, now he has to get a paying job in the private sector. In case you didn't get the message Phil: don't let the door hit you on your way out of town.

at 5:41 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please unify behind Brinkman now? This is a heavily Republican district, yet Jean Schmidt is losing so many Republican votes that the Republican Party has to spend millions of dollars of limited campaign cash to bail her out. It's appalling. We should not only win this district without outside help, but our candidate should be able to send tens of thousands to other Republican candidates in need of help. Schmidt's incompetence is literally costing us Republican seats elsewhere.

Schmidt had her chance. Let's unify behind a Republican who can win back disaffected Republican voters and return this to being the Safe Republican district it ought to be. Schmidt has cost us enough already.

at 6:11 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I truly believe that Tom Brinkman can win the primary in the Ohio 2nd and I am a Democrat...

at 6:37 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean Schmidt will win the primary by at least 10 points. And she will beat whomever the Dems nominate by at least 6-8 points. She's earned her seat in Congress with excellent service to her constituents.

at 6:38 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous True Conservative Republican said...

The Era of Brinkman has arrived.

at 7:00 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Election charge is a very, very serious charge. Brinkman has corrupted our democracy and those of you who support him should be absolutely ashamed.

at 7:58 PM, January 23, 2008 Blogger One Square said...

Brinkman will lose by thirty points. Minimum.

Thankfully, his career is over.

at 8:15 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean E85 Schmidt >> "Excellent service to her constituents"? Anyone care to quantify that??

She's a joke.

at 10:11 PM, January 23, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, anon 5:21, we cannot unify behind Tom Brinkman, a COAST cabal member who has been cited as the least effective legislator in Ohio.

This has been another episode of Simple Answers To Simple Questions.

at 5:52 AM, January 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Era of Brinkman has arrived?

hopefully the era of brinkman will be over before it begins. conservative governance is a cancer that is destroying america. wake up and vote democratic.

at 8:04 AM, January 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brinkman will do in Washington what he did for us in C-bus. Become the least effective congressman in the country. The east side of Hamilton County has been unrepresented for 8 years, and now he wants to do the same for Dist 2, what a MORON.

at 8:59 AM, January 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

more young gop leaders need to emerge...thoughts?

at 10:53 AM, January 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The youth are fleeing the mismanaged and out of touch local GOP. It is sad to see the demise of the local GOP when a change in "leadership" can quickly "right the ship". Even worse, the young, ultra lefty, wackos will soon dominate the Dems. And, Tom Brinkman IS a good man.

at 1:07 PM, January 24, 2008 Anonymous Excelsior said...

One Square, make it easier to log in on your blog....

at 2:51 PM, January 24, 2008 Blogger usefullidiot said...

"Brinkman will lose by thirty points. Minimum.

Thankfully, his career is over.

7:58 PM, January 23, 2008"

Just like when Dewey defeted Truman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

at 5:22 PM, January 24, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

UI, if you're serious, I'm beginning to question your judgment. Brinkman has no chance, period. Why are you denying the obvious? I didn't think you were a Dem. That's their specialty.

at 8:26 AM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous ...from last summer said...

Judge: Brinkman is "real culprit"

Two women convicted of falsifying election petitions to meet quotas for bonuses were put on probation and ordered to do 200 hours of community service, but a judge said they were minor players in a much larger “mean-spirited campaign.”

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman reiterated Monday what he said last month when Lois Mingo and Precilla Ward pleaded guilty to charges of election falsification: that State Rep. Tom Brinkman, who headed up the petition drive for the unsuccessful effort last year to repeal the city’s gay rights ordinance, should be charged.

“To cheat on petitions in an election is to really rob people of freedom. It’s the foundation of democracy,” Ruehlman told the women. “You have to pay for that.”

Ruehlman, a Republican, went on to say: “I still think real culprit is Rep. Brinkman.”

“I know politics,” Ruehlman said. “Somehow (Brinkman) falls between the cracks and is not prosecuted… the guy in power is the one who should have been indicted.”

Brinkman, R-Mount Lookout, was not in court Monday. When contacted by the Enquirer, Brinkman said “no comment” and hung up.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, a Republican, previously explained Brinkman’s conduct was in a “gray area” and was a not clear-cut violation.

A grand jury heard the case and declined to indict Brinkman, according to Deters.
Ruehlman said during the sentencing that Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor David Stevenson told him during pre-trial discussions in chambers that Brinkman changed signatures, but that Stevenson was now “backing off” that statement.

Stevenson did not return a call for comment.

Brinkman told the Enquirer last month that he made no changes.

at 10:18 AM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If one person hires Mary and Joe to gather signatures, and Mary and Joe sign false names to inflate their numbers, then Mary and Joe are the ones guilty of a crime. Case closed. This was investigated and that's the exact conclusion that was reached.

The only candidate who's been convicted are Jean Schmidt's 2 convictions by the Ohio Elections Commission. Her supporters would be smart to drop the ethics angle.

at 1:32 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Brinkman is just another corrupt politician. He doesn't deserve to be dogcatcher, let alone a member of Congress.
I'm going with "Clean Jean" Schmidt.

at 1:54 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean Schmidt has never been convicted of any crime, period.

Judge Ruehlman blasted Tom Brinkman for good reason no matter what spin and parcing you might want to put on it. Tom Brinkman is a sanctimonious jerk whose machiavellian political machinations are only veiled to those willing to be duped.

at 9:46 PM, January 25, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

'CLEAN JEAN' HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

at 7:23 PM, January 28, 2008 Anonymous NathanWBailey said...

How about a breathe of fresh air? Please consider me when you poll this March. Feel free to contact me with questions and concerns. I want to talk with you.

~ Nathan W. Bailey

at 1:18 PM, January 29, 2008 Anonymous Re-Elect Jean Schmidt said...

It's time to get behind the best candidate, Jean Schmidt. The second district needs her voice in Washington.

at 1:14 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Clean Jean said...




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