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Tuesday, August 29

Cong. OH-18: Space (D) in Cleveland Tomorrow with Rep. Emmanuel

Today I spoke to Angela Guyadeen, the new communications director for 18th Ohio Congressional District candidate Zack Space (D-Dover). I asked her what's going on with the Space campaign now that the special primary election on the Republican side is garnering most of the media attention. She said that Space is maintaining an active campaign schedule and will be appearing at a press event tomorrow with DCCC Chair Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) and college students at Cleveland State University (11:30 am, University Center, Room 367) to discuss issues of interest to young people.

Asked for a statement about the special primary, she said that regardless of who is running on the Republican side the race continues to be "about change" and "bringing new priorities" to the office, and not being for special interests. Front-runner State Sen. Joy Padgett (R-Coshocton), she said, is the handpicked successor to Rep. Bob Ney (R-Heath). "If she is elected, she is cut from the same cloth as Ney, who represents the special interests in Washington. The 18th District deserves better."

I sure hope that Space makes every effort to keep himself out there in the public eye while the special primary is proceeding. (A check of the "News" and "Events" pages on the Zack Space campaign web site reveals that they need updating -- not a good thing.) I plan to attend the event at CSU tomorrow and will post a full report.


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