Sunday, February 22, 2004

Fresh faces for Hamilton County

We endorse Pat DeWine and Jim Sumner for the Republican nominations to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

29th Ohio House district
Saturday: Hamilton County Commissioner
Friday: Ohio 34th District state House
Thursday: Warren County Prosecutor
Weds.: Ohio 14th District state Senate seat
Tuesday: Ohio 2nd District U.S. House seat
Monday: Ohio 1st District U.S. House race
Sunday Forum: Commissioner candidates
We feel they would make the best commissioners compared to their opposition in the primary. We will assess the relative merits of the candidates of both parties for the general election this fall.

We make no endorsement in the Democratic primary race between Kabaka Oba and Erich Streckfuss, who seek the seat now held by Republican John Dowlin. Oba is a self-described activist we have criticized for disruptive behavior, rude and sometimes racist remarks at public meetings for several years. He also is a supporter of the economic boycott of Cincinnati.

Streckfuss, a University of Cincinnati student, is a political unknown tapped by the county Democratic Party to be a stand-in candidate to deny Oba automatic nomination. If he wins, his party will seek to replace him with a better known candidate in the fall election.

More endorsements

Watch for our endorsements in several other contested primary races, including some for key Ohio General Assembly seats, on the Enquirer Editorial Page during the coming week.

Fresh faces for Hamilton County
DeWine: Our choice over Dowlin
Sumner: Best in field of 5 hopefuls
Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers

Candidate Q&A: 29th Ohio House district
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