The Hamilton County Democratic Party's perpetual infatuation with Jerry Springer carries on this week, as the Prodigal Son of Cincinnati politics returns once again for a big party fundraiser.
Every spring, the county party holds a Century Club fundraising dinner, one of its biggest events of the year. This year's edition takes place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the junior ballroom of the Duke Energy Center (tickets are $150 each, or $1,500 for a a table). Springer is being touted as the "guest of honor" but the featured speaker is Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray.
Cordray is something of a TV star himself -- in his younger days, he was a five-time champion on the game show Jeopardy, where he is still considered a legend. Unlike the "guest of honor," though, he has never refereed a slap-fight between two women on national television.