Monday, February 13, 2006

Hackett Doing It For The Team

Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett (D-OH) is rumored to have dropped out of the senate race for the seat currently occupied by Mike DeWine (R). He will instead run for the House seat he lost last August in a special election against Jean Schmidt.

Hackett is the best chance for the Democrats to take back that heavily conservative district. Not only was he a popular candidate, but Schmidt potentially alienated voters when she implied that Representative John Murtha (D-PA), a decorated war veteran, was a coward. Schmidt made the statement after Murtha, who had previously supported the Iraq war, openly advocated troop withdrawal from Iraq.


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