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Tuesday, September 5

11th Dist. Caucus Parade - Part II

More photographs from yesterday's Labor Day parade on the east side of Cleveland:

Richard Brunner, the candidate's husband, drove this SUV. Richard's father, Ken Brunner, drove the car behind him, and there was a third Brunner vehicle as well.

Jennifer Brunner worked the sidewalks, while Brunner volunteers handed out candy, literature, and stickers. Like the Mayor, she fell pretty far back. I asked Richard about it and he said, "She won't miss anyone. She's the hardest working candidate there is." If she missed greeting anyone on the sidewalks it wasn't for lack of effort.

Marc Dann worked the sidewalks, alternating sides, while state treasurer candidate Richard Cordray (D-Columbus) stuck to the middle of the road and waved. He is walking behind Dann's car and in front of his own, driven by state representative candidate Eugene Miller (D-Cleveland) of the 10th District, who is working on Cordray's campaign.

Here is the reviewing stand at the end of the parade. The men in the hats were acting as emcees, announcing candidates and groups as they passed and making jokes, singing songs, and generally goofing off. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Cleveland), in the fringed tee shirt and big skirt, and gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon), in the blue shirt and red tie, had led the parade, sitting together in an open car. Frances Strickland is the woman in the vest. Jennifer Brunner had just arrived and clambered up onto the stand with an assist from Strickland, oblivious to the steps off to the side of the stand.

There were a few volunteers for gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell (R-Cincinnati) working the crowd. I believe that the man on the right is 9th District state representative candidate Rev. Jimmie Hicks Jr (R-Cleveland Heights), a former city council member and long-time Democrat who has switched parties and opposes former state representative Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights). Blackwell was denied a place in the parade by event organizer Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Blackwell volunteers "decided against distributing campaign literature to avoid provoking a confrontation."

This is 14th Congressional District candidate Lew Katz (D-Pepper Pike) just as he passed the reviewing stand at the end of the parade. He has turned to look because Rep. Tubbs Jones just announced him and told the crowd that Katz was her Criminal Law professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

This is 11th District state representative candidate Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), who is not pretending to fly but has just waved to the crowd on one side of the road and is turning around.

Court of Appeals candidate Melody J. Stewart (D-Euclid) on the red Dodge Viper, which has stopped at the reviewing stand. She is laughing at something Rep. Tubbs Jones just said over the loudspeaker.


At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9:01 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Awesome, Jeff, but can you say more about Tubbs Jones' denial to Blackwell? You can do that? Well, I mean, she can? That read so strangely to me.

At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmie Hicks, Jr. is a FORMER City Councilman.


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