Voter guide misguides
Howard Wilkinson reports:
Voters in some of Cincinnati’s 2nd Congressional District neighborhoods have been scratching their heads over a Hamilton County Republican Party “voter’s guide” they found in their mailboxes this week.
The mail piece which found its way into thousands of mailboxes in neighborhoods like Hyde Park and Mount Lookout listed all the GOP endorsed candidates for offices from local judgeships to Congress. But many of the brochures sent into those 2nd District neighborhoods told them to vote for a candidate whose name they won’t find on their primary or general election ballots - Rep. Steve Chabot, the congressman from the 1st Congressional District.
No mention of Rep. Jean Schmidt, the party-endorsed candidate for re-election.
It seems the printing company the GOP hired to print and mail the flyers messed up big time.
“We’ve been getting calls about it non-stop,’’ said Maggie Nafziger, the Hamilton County Republican Party’s executive director.
The printing company, Nafziger said, mailed a stack of 1st District flyers to 2nd District residents. The mistake will be corrected; and 2nd District voters should see a new mailer in their mailboxes very soon with Schmidt listed instead of Chabot.
“And I guarantee you, the party won’t be paying for the new mailing,’’ said Nafziger.