OH-05: Wes Clark Promotes Weirauch (D); Momentum Building Fast
by Jeff Coryell, Thu Nov 29, 2007 at 08:50:59 AM EST
Former Democratic presidential contender Gen. Wesley Clark has a post up on his WesPAC blog, praising Robin Weirauch (D-Napoleon) and calling for donations for the special election that is now only twelve days away. Clark describes Weirauch as:
the daughter of a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, [who] will do more than simply repeat slogans like "Support the Troops." She will fight to bring a responsible end to the war in Iraq and make sure our veterans receive the health care they deserve.This is just the latest of many signs I am seeing that the Weirauch campaign is really taking off (examples after the break).
* Weirauch has been endorsed by Emily's List and a host of labor unions, which means that she has logistical and strategic support for a huge get-out-the-vote election in a contest that will be marked by very low turnout -- she did not have Emily's List's support in her past races against deceased incumbent Paul Gillmor (R);
* The DNC is deploying internet-based GOTV support;
* Gov. Ted Strickland reportedly will campaign with Weirauch in the next few days, and Sen. Sherrod Brown did so a few days ago -- these two political superstars each carried the 5th District in 2006;
* Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo) hosted a big fund-raiser for Weirauch last night, and all the other Democratic members of Congress from Ohio are actively supporting her as well (I was at a fund-raiser two night ago featuring Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones(D-Cleveland));
* I just went to ActBlue.com and Weirauch is second on the list of busiest recipients this week;
* Even hard-core Republican voters in the 5th District were extremely turned off by the bitterly negative GOP primary and many will either stay home or vote for change -- I heard at the Weirauch fund-raiser two nights ago that the father of a well-known former GOP state legislator, himself an outspoken right-winger, is supporting Weirauch.
This is a race that will set the stage for 2008, and an upset victory is looking more and more possible. Please click here now and support the Weirauch campaign!
Cross-posted at Ohio Daily Blog