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Sunday, May 21

Ohio House 14th: Foley (D) Wins After Recount

The brother of Ohio House 14th District candidate Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) contacted Staff at Buckeye State Blog yesterday to report that, following a recount, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has certified Foley as the winner over Bill Ritter (D-Cleveland) by 115 votes out of about 12,000 votes cast. Official results have been posted at the Board of Elections site here.

As previously reported on this blog, Ritter angered the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats and progressive bloggers by sending out a gay-baiting campaign newsletter shortly before the election. Foley, director of the Cleveland Tenants Organization, was also backed by the SEIU.

UPDATE: As reported in the Plain Dealer "blog" Openers here, Foley will be sworn in on Thursday, May 25, as the replacement for Dale Miller (D-Cleveland), who vacated this seat when appointed to the Ohio Senate earlier this year. In a press release Foley says:
"It has been a long roller-coaster ride to get to this point. I'm relieved and excited about the results. I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and represent the people of the 14th District."


At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Brian said...

This is great news. I imagine that Foley's first bill will be a domestic partner law for Ohio and call it the "Bill Ritter Domestic Partner Law."


At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Anthony Glassman's May 5 story in the Gay People's Chronicle, "Anti-gay attack letter may have won Ritter the primary," should be revised to "Anti-gay attack letter may have cost Ritter the primary." There's a good possibility that Ritter's gay-bashing flyer cost him enough votes to lose the election.

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At 8:25 AM, Anonymous marcus.t@macmarinvestment.com said...

Mike Foley has a great voting record. It's good to see him getting some recognition.

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