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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Schmidt won't switch

Malia Rulon reports from Washington

Some radio talk show hosts - and even campaigns - have been urging GOP voters to switch their party so they can vote in this year's Democratic presidential primary, which is still undecided between Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York.

And apparently being a member of Congress didn't make Rep. Jean Schmidt off limits to such suggestions when she voted in Clermont County this morning.

"One of the pollworkers asked me if I wanted to switch my party and I said, 'Are you crazy? I'm on the ballot!" Schmidt said tonight at her Washington office.

She added that some Obama campaign workers had come to her house while going door to door in Miami Township and tried to give her husband some campaign literature. She said her husband, Peter, told the workers that it was highly unlikely that she'd switch her party - since she was a congresswoman and all.

Other voters, however, had nothing stopping them.

"I had at least 15 people tell me that they were switching their party," said Schmidt, who spent much of this morning talking to people at polling places throughout her district. "Most were for Hillary. Some for Obama."


at 8:49 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parker for Congress 2010

at 9:31 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who?? Never heard of her...

at 9:32 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonight, Brinkman and COAST lose big.

In November, Wacky Wulsin will lose big.

Congratulations, Congresswoman Jean Schmidt! The Second District remains in your hands!

at 10:55 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buh-bye Brinkman!

Thanks for playing...now go back to work running your wife's printing business!

at 3:14 PM, March 05, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 3:41 PM, March 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Heimlich, Politics career RIP.

Tom Brinkman, Politics career RIP.

Russ Jackson, Politics career RIP.

Pat DeWine, Politics career RIP.

Mike Harlow, Politics career RIP.

Am I missing anyone from the COAST political corpse tally??

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