Republican Charlie Winburn has gotten his party to pour a ton of money into his campaign to win a Democratic seat for the Ohio Senate against former Cincinnati Council member Cecil Thomas. If Winburn wins, his currently held City Council seat is up in the air.
WVXU's Howard Wilkinson has a story detailing the possible scenarios if Thomas, the Democratic candidate, does not win the heavily Democratic leaning senate district.
Thomas is running a lack luster campaign backed by horrid Ohio and Hamilton County Democratic Party leadership. This year the Democrats in Ohio don't seem to be able to do anything as an organization. Most of the state wide party candidates are behind in the polls and it is widely held that voter turn out will be historically low in November. Low turnout dooms down ticket candidates, which is why playing the what if games for what should be a solid Democratic seat are happening. Republican Charlie Winburn, especially with all of the crazy in him, shouldn't stand a chance. Time for the Dems to clean their leadership house and start new.