Cong. OH-15: Recount Confirms Pryce (R) Win
Franklin County elections officials announced this morning that the automatic recount has been completed and did not change the results of the 15th Ohio Congressional district race, with Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Upper Arlington) narrowly defeating Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Columbus).
UPDATE: Kilroy has posted an announcement on her site, confirming that the election process is over and thanking her supporters. She ran a fabulous campaign and came the closest of any Congressional challenger in Ohio to unseating an incumbent. As we go forward to 2008, the Ohio Democratic Party needs to think hard about this race, along with the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts that split Cincinnati. Along with the laudable 88-county strategy, the party needs to redouble our organization and voter turnout efforts in the core urban areas. It's not that nothing was done there, but much more could have and should have been done. Higher voter turnout in Columbus and Cincinnati could have tipped all three of those races in our favor, along with the race for state auditor.