Hackett was a Republican till Howard Dean
by penang, Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 02:53:37 PM EST
I don't have a problem with it though it's sorta creepy that Hackett voted for GW Bush and against Billy Clinton. I think we got to pull these people over to our side. Even if Hackett loses, it's a good indication that he's now a Democrat:
There's no question Paul Hackett is a fresh face and fast-rising star in the Democratic Party. Turns out he's fresher than most. The tough-talking Iraq War veteran from Cincinnati didn't officially declare himself a "D" until nearly two years ago, a few weeks shy of his 42nd birthday. Election records in Hamilton County show that Hackett, now campaigning against Rep. Sherrod Brown for his party's U.S. Senate nomination, first picked up a Democratic ballot for the presidential primary between Howard Dean, John Kerry and John Edwards on March 2, 2004. In two earlier primaries during the 1990s, records show, Hackett had asked for Republican ballots.