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Monday, April 07, 2008

Dole petitions to be certified

UPDATE: Chris Dole's petitions have been certified. He's officially a candidate. He turned in over 4700 signatures. The minimum is 2875 valid signatures.
Here's what Dole says about it.

And here's what his opponent, Greg Hartmann says.


Crosby Township Trustee Chris Dole's candidacy for Hamilton County Commissioner is about to become official.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is expected Tuesday to certify Dole's petitions. He will be running as an independent against Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Greg Hartmann for the seat being vacated by Commissioner Pat DeWine. DeWine is leaving the office because he is running for common pleas court judge. A much-criticized deal between the county's Democratic and Republican parties resulted in no Democratic candidate being on the ballot to challenge Hartmann. That's why Dole stepped in.



Says Dole: "The petition campaign has been both challenging and rewarding. Rewarding, because of the thousands of Hamilton County residents across all party lines spontaneously signed on, of which seventy five circulated petitions. They were eager to sign because they wanted to join in the cause of giving voters a choice. As Thomas Paine said, “The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected.”

The others to be certified Tuesday:
  • David Krikorian of Madeira, filed for a Second Congressional District seat. He turned in over 3400 signatures. The minimum was 2875 valid. Here's what he said about it.
  • James Condit Jr. was certified as an official write in candidate for the Second Congressional District.


23 Comments:

at 7:15 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Dole has no business running for such an important office. His election would be a travesty. Politics and county government are not entry-level jobs. This guy is running on some BS principle and is about to get killed.

He is NOT qualified.

 
at 8:54 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

qualifications? You mean like coming from a rich well connected family like Pepper or Bortz?

 
at 10:35 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous LJ said...

Check out his website Chrisdole.com you might think differently.

 
at 10:45 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Principles have no place in politics.

 
at 1:36 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that Mr. Dole is an elected official in municipal government. That would give him some experience in running a government. Indeed, more experience than Mr. Hartmann has. (Remember that Mr. Hartmann was originally appointed to his current position and couldn't even win Hamilton Co. in the SOS race.) Moreover, as an electrician, Mr. Dole understands what it is like to work for a living. Such real life experience will offer a valuable voice to the county government.

 
at 7:37 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Mr. Dole is qualified and maybe he isn't. Who is he? What does he do? Why is he running? What does he stand for? What are his plans for us if he is elected? I'd like to know. The Republican Party can't be trusted to put up decent candidates. After all, they put up morally corrupt Pat DeWine for judge.

 
at 8:04 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this guy and why does he remind me of a farmer?

 
at 9:52 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
" Anonymous said...Maybe Mr. Dole is qualified and maybe he isn't. Who is he? What does he do? Why is he running? What does he stand for? What are his plans for us if he is elected? I'd like to know. The Republican Party can't be trusted to put up decent candidates. After all, they put up morally corrupt Pat DeWine for judge. 7:37 AM, April 08, 2008"

Hon. Dole seems to be a guy that fully believes in representative government. He seems to be the only individual willing to stick his neck on the guillotine for the voters. He seems to be the only guy with the brains to organize 75 volunteers to work, on his behalf, and gain more petition signatures than was required for all commissioners combined. He seems to be saying to the public and the back-room deal boys: NOT ON MY WATCH !

"Anonymous said...Who is this guy and why does he remind me of a farmer? 8:04 AM, April 08, 2008"

He reminds you of a farmer because he was willing to get down and dirty and draw out the grass-roots !

He has our vote. Our entire extended families vote !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DOLE 2008 !

 
at 10:09 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hartmann is a pompus ass who blamed his SOS loss - no thumping -on everyone when he never even bothered to venture outside of HamCo. Talk about a spoiled little brat.

When will r's get their act together? We're tired of the good ole boy network of losers.

 
at 10:50 AM, April 08, 2008 Blogger Hamilton County Voter said...

Good for Chris Dole to give us a choice. Although I support Hartmann, I like to see choices on the ballot.

 
at 11:09 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You mean like coming from a rich well connected family like Pepper or Bortz?"

Or from a rich family like Hartmann's? Hartmann has screwed up the court house royaly.

Dole has a good chance of winning, it all depends on Dem turnout, which looks to be strong. They will be voting a straight D ticket too.

 
at 11:14 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dole will crush Hartmann. The Repugs aren't just going to lose, they are going out of business and will be shut down by the next administration as a corrupt organization under RICO.

 
at 12:16 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

He reminds you of a farmer because he was willing to get down and dirty and suck out the manure pit!

 
at 12:57 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading Dole's bio - I'm so impressed. here's a guy who not only knows how to solve problems, we finally have someone who isn't saying, do as i say, not as i do.

Dole does it!

Wow. Of the real people, by the real people, for the real people... what a thought

 
at 1:14 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm for Dole. He has the guts to stand up to the party boss' and that's good enough for me. Hartman has shown he can file, I guess.

 
at 6:31 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagine that Dole will crush Hartmann unless Hartmann pulls a "Mike Allen". I am interested, though: What have the "Repugs" done that will cause them to "be shut down by the next administration as a corrupt organization under RICO?"

 
at 9:02 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stick to the farming,
County Politics stink enough

 
at 10:55 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Chris Dole said...

To the individual who says I remind him/her of a farmer, I say "thank you". A farmer is a hard working self disciplined individual. A farmer wears many hats to provide food for everyone's table. A farmer is a laborer,mechanic,equipment operator,accountant,engineer,botanist,commodity broker,etc. To be able to stand up to the physical and mental stress year after year takes a special person.

 
at 10:58 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this David Krikorian joker. Dude...you can't just wake up one morning and decide to run for Congress. The Schmidt team will soon be adding your name to the list of "noones" that ran against her for Congress. Give me a break.

 
at 11:03 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, City Beat scopes the Fishwrap. Here's a late breaking story from Kevin Osborn:

Dole May Seek Dem Endorsement

A political deal agreed to by Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune and Democratic Party Chairman Tim Burke involving the November election could unravel later this month.

With the county's Board of Elections today formally certifying Chris Dole as an independent candidate for the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners seat now held by Republican Pat DeWine, it's expected that Dole will probably seek the Democratic Party's endorsement against Republican challenger Greg Hartmann.

Dole, a Crosby Township trustee who previously was a registered Democrat, was prompted to run by the deal cut by the two party-endorsed candidates in their attempt to eliminate serious competition from the county commission races this fall. In January Portune and Hartmann crafted a deal in which the local Democratic Party promised not to run a candidate against Hartmann. In return, the local Republican Party wouldn’t endorse any candidate who challenged Portune.

Both party chairs approved the deal, which was mediated by millionaire litigator Stan Chesley, a frequent contributor to both parties.

But the Hamilton County Democratic Party’s Central Committee, comprised of precinct executives, never agreed to the deal. Dole supporters plan to seek an endorsement vote when the Central Committee meets in two weeks. Dole’s supporters include former Congressman Tom Luken and Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley.

For his part, Dole said any endorsement or support would be welcomed.

“I would look for the Democratic Party’s endorsement just as I would any party endorsement from the Greens or the Charterites,” Dole said today. “But I especially would look forward to the Democratic endorsement, because it’s the party I formerly was a member of.”

If an endorsement occurs, it's unclear whether the local Republican Party would offer support to Ed Rothenberg, a Hyde Park real estate broker who's a registered Republican and is running as an independent against Portune.

Dole’s supporters said he would ensure the interests of townships are represented in county government, particularly the often overlooked West Side townships.

All three current county commissioners — Democrats Portune and David Pepper, along with Republican DeWine — are former Cincinnati City councilmen. Republican Hartmann, who is running for DeWine’s seat after the incumbent announced he wasn’t seeking re-election, moved to the area from Texas in 1999.

The Democratic Party’s Central Committee will meet next at 7 p.m., April 21. The session will be held at the Laborer’s Hall, 3457 Montgomery Road, in Evanston.

— Kevin Osborne

http://blogs.citybeat.com/porkopolis/2008/04/dole-may-seek-d.html#more

Jessica, you might want to get on this story ASAP.

 
at 1:17 AM, April 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

A government of politicians, by politicians, for politicians - I'm voting for the 5th street boys and their good buddie Greg Hartman

NOT!

 
at 1:57 AM, April 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what else about farmers? All of them I know have great dispositions. They're friendly and they'll do anything for you. Thanks Mr. Dole

 
at 9:08 AM, April 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:31,

RICO statutes allows the government to shut down organizations in which many of its members have committed crimes.

Perhaps you've been living on another planet the past 5 years, so please do some basic research (Google would suffice for this) and get up to speed.

What do Bob Taft, Tom Noe, Bob Ney, Duke Cunningham, Rich Renzi, Mark Foley, and hundreds of other convicted criminals have in common? All are members of the Repugnicant Party.

www.republicansorthemafia.com
www.republicansexoffenders.com

These 2 links might help you, too.

And we haven't even discussed the illegal war in Iraq, which could and should see Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al, tried as war criminals in international court once they are no longer enjoying the privilege of "sovereign immunity."

 
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