Skip to comments.Mike DeWine's son loses special election in Ohio.
Posted on 06/14/2005 10:19:55 PM PDT by RIght Wing Republican
LEBANON Former Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt edged former Congressman Bob McEwen by 705 votes in the special primary to pick the Republican to represent the party in an Aug. 2 election to replace former Congressman Rob Portman, according to unofficial totals.
Schmidt won with 11,486 votes after results in Hamilton and Clermont counties were added to earlier returns showing McEwen with the lead among 11 GOP candidates running to replace Portman, who is leaving the 2nd Congressional District seat after 12 years to become the U.S. foreign trade representative.... Brinkman finished third with 8,554 votes, Hamilton County Commissioner Pat DeWine fourth with 5,041.
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Thanks Dad. And right before Fathers Day too.
DeWine came in FOURTH place?! If that doesn't send a harsh message to Papa RINO, I don't know what will. Superb work, Ohio Republicans!
More like, "Mike DeWine's Son Gets his A$$ handed to him in Special Election."
RINO Daddy is to blame :-)
Mike to Pat: "Gee son, who knew?"
Payback is Hell and Hell has commenced a comin' !!!
Imagine. Primary voters, conservative activists, moderates strangely absent, voting for anybody but someone named DeWine.
I guess maybe the Great Emancipation of Moderates Proclamation didn't well in this Ohio district.
Huh. Almost enough to make someone consider primary voters may not be as forgiving as general election voters and that just *maybe* Republicans shouldn't tick them off.
Any Ohio Freepers have insight? I thought Schmidt was pretty liberal. Did the voters send DeWhine a message at the expense of his son?
I think the real conservative in this race lost and Schmidt is pretty liberal. I'd like to see some Ohioans weigh in.
NOT ONE PENNY!!!
I'm angry enough to pledge money to real conservatives who will run against these RINO's and replace them. How about $100.00 a head?
I encourage everyone to attack!
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Ohio voters have been weighing in all night. Check the threads.
Here are the following impressions from a number of the photos you posted:
resembles Phil Donahue w/o glasses:
must trade off of his resemlance to Ronald Reagan:
and John McCain
has always reminded me of comedian Steve Martin:
Here is Lindsay Graham:
compared to Jonathan Edwards:
and Mike DeWine:
and his alter ego from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Full Disclosure: Cheers!
From what I'd seen I thought Brinkman was the conservative in the race and Schmidt a liberal (or perhaps more rightly a moderate).
Isnt Schmidt a RINO and Brinkman the conservative in this race?
Schmidt is not liberal, she is a pro2a, and former president of Cincinnati Right to Life. We had some good candidates of which she was probably the all around best.
The only downside was that she did support a 1 penny temporary sales tax increase that was also supported by the majority of the republican controlled house. That didn't sit well with club for growth, but that is pretty much the only hint of her being a RINO. Everything else about her screams traditional republican conservative. She will be a solid party vote in congress.
According to what Ohio posters have stated she is strongly pro-Life pro-2Amendment. Record on taxes not so good.
From their description she doesn't appear to be a Liberal. Whether she is a moderate or a reliable conservative except on one or two issues I'm not certain. In primary battles people are often labeled pretty harshly so it takes time for the truth to shake out.
Ex. Cain was supported for Zell's seat in georgia, Isikoff? won the seat, folks weren't happy. Since he won election they've been reasonably impressed.
Exactly, who is Schmidt, and the next two vote getters?
Not being from Ohio, I've only heard of the election in the context of a referendum on DeWhine...but if the kid finished fourth it sounds like despite whatever outside media hype the election had to do more with local issues and grass-roots activism
Actually there were several good conservatives running in the race; trouble is there were so many candidates. I actually walked and visited Repub voters one day for Brinkman.
Schmidt is a good conservative and pro life but a little shrill. On the other hand, McEwen is a polished pol who got caught up in the check kitting scandal years back and was booted out; he did not deserve to win. Brinkman is a very conservative state rep; almost a consitutionalist.
I would have preferred Brinkman, but Schmidt will do. Big news is that little philandering RINO Pat DeWine got his as kicked; so it was a great day.
It was a very low turnout (as expected); but I believe it was the last minute TV spots Monday night and Tuesday that clinched it for Schmidt. It seemed she saved her resources to the last minute for some well place TV spots. I did not think she would be the winner. I thought it would be between McEwen and Brinkman.
Thanks for the information. I get a passing swipe at Ohio politics once in a blue moon, though I lived outside of Cleveland once a long time ago and am interested to keep up when I can.
Thank you. I'd heard a lot of good about Brinkman and was rooting for him from a distance. The same good I heard about Brinkman was bad about Schmidt, but that was of course biased information. See also my post #22.
This was exactly the comparison I had in mind. I was hardcore Cain and haven't been reasonably or otherwise impressed with Isakson. He's been just what I expected. Prior to the election I said Isakson would disappear in the Senate. Whereas Cain, through force of personality and the fact that the press would have flocked to him because he is ... unusually colorful for a Republican U.S. Senator from the South ... would have been a powerful voice.
As it is, Isakson has disappeared and Cain was on Cavuto this week.
Besides that, Cain was a breath of fresh air and Isakson has been in politics since the mid-1970s.
Check posts 21 and 18 in particular as well as others on this thread ... they're far more informed on this than I am.
I was speaking policy wise when I made the comparison.
Though I was a Cain supporter from afar and the reasons you cite are a bonus, so long as someone's record is reliably conservative I'll take it. many folks have commented since they've warn to Isikoff that were staunch cain supporters. IMO, nothing wrong with either man though agreed cain would be more dynamic.
correction- they've warmed
So was I ... just got carried away because after a year since the primary I can't figure out how to drop it.
Gee, what a shocker, huh? /sarcasm
Understandable. Good guy. It's too bad, in a way, Georgia is conservative. Aren't too many openings for Cain to try his hand at left. Wouldn't mind if he moved to another state, established himself, and ran again. Georgia's loss, but would be a gain elsewhere.
Do ya think they'll pick up the hint??
The RINO-7 better get used to the feeling of losing.
Honestly? I doubt it. To be a RINO you have to have a certain degree of arrogance that is impossible to break through. Most of them will think it cannot happen to them. The few that might express concerns may think they can say a few glib words to ride it out.
The exception may be DeWine ONLY because it was his SON defeated. That personalizes the backlash.
It might have had something to do with the fact that he left his 8-months-pregnant wife and two kids for another woman.
I'm pretty sure Chabot represents Colerain...
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Has Sen. Mike The Whine made a statement yet?
I would bet no one actually studied this woman i didn't vote for her highness the wishy washy flip flopper
Funniest part about this "special election" was everyone running all of a sudden became as stand up "Conservative" Republican. i'll bet most couldn't tell you how conserve is spelled let alone means .
Allow me to drop out of Lurkin' & Linkin' Mode for a moment... you're in Ohio, eh? My Mom's family is from Pomeroy.
It's funny how labels shift around... where I live, until Ronald Reagan came along, you could not win office with an "R' beside your name... since then, you can't win without it.
Yet people don't change that much- what we used to have were conservative, Southern Democrats who were strong supporters of the military, the Second Amendment, and free speech... they really weren't bad guys, by & large.
Be that as it may, I'm pleased Mike's Boy went down to defeat...maybe it will be a trend.
Let's see if the father learned his lesson. Stabbing the President in the back doesn't go over well with the regular folks back home.
In all seriousness.......was the son leading in the polls at any time?
Can Ohio remain in the Republican camp long term, or is the dynamic changing? Its awful close to Michigan, and I'm worried that some of my state's left wing bias will eventually rub off.
I agree with you, except for the first three. Any pubbie elected from the Northeast will probably be lib, because the states are blue.
Though they rejected DeWine, it sounds like this "conservative" district has again fooled itself by nominating a liberal OH Republican. Conservatives are too weak to divide their votes among multiple candidates in primaries.
Correction, Schmidt is NOT a liberal, we are now told.
Didn't hurt that she was endorsed by the Cincinnati Enquirer ... who, by the way, happens to have a women sitting at the top of the masthead as editor and publisher. The same paper that frequently writes gushy (laudatory) pieces about the new president of the University of Cincinnati who ... you guessed it ... is a female.
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