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Monday, May 1

Ohio House 72nd: Henry (D) Endorsed by Strickland

Thanks to reader Mr. Gloom for alerting me to this story in the Springfield News Sun, reporting that gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) recently endorsed former Mayor of Springfield Dale Henry (D-Springfield) in the 72nd District Ohio House of Representatives race. "The people of Ohio really deserve someone who will work hard, be honest, tell them the truth and try to get this state moving forward," Strickland said. As reported here, Henry has been endorsed by the Clark County Democratic Party as well.

Henry is opposed in the Democratic primary by City Commissioner Kevin O'Neill (D-Springfield) and community activist (and repeat candidate) Richard Spangler (D-Springfield). The primary winner will face incumbent Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) in the general election in November. McGregor defeated Spangler in 2004 by 59.79% to 40.21% of the vote, at which time (according to Mr. Gloom) John Kerry captured 46% of the vote in Clark County.