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Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Boomlet For Chandra? Cincinnati Enquirer Editor Says He's The Man

CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The Enquirer's editorial page editor Dave Wells is pointing out his newspaper endorsed Subodh Chandra in the 2006 Democratic primary for Ohio attorney general. Wells says Gov. Ted Strickland should seriously consider appointing Chandra to the office now that Marc Dann is gone and selling dishes over the Internet in Youngstown. Wells says Chandra is smart and competent and ready for the job. He's right. Here's the Enquirer's editorial (pdf) from two years ago. It is worth re-reading. The Enquirer wrote, "Chandra is one of the most impressive statewide candidates Ohio Democrats have produced in years."

Also, Republican Betty Montgomery has issued a statement saying that she is not interested in seeking the office again. Montgomery served as AG from 1995 through 2003. She was state auditor for four years, then tried to reclaim the office in 2006 and was upset by Marc Dann. Matt Hurley at Weapons of Mass Discussion found Montgomery's statement on the Enquirer's website in a story about Dann's resignation.

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