I love primaries, but 9 candidates? Good grief. The rest of these candidates are long shots, with his entire campaign team leaving what the hell is Fred Dailey doing?:
Beau Bromberg of Newark: Bromberg is the sales manager of the Rent-a-Center in Newark. He also ran for the seat in 2008, losing the primary with 7.6 percent of the vote. He is a member of the Tea Party movement. Bromberg has not yet registered with the FEC.
Fred Dailey of New Philadelphia: Dailey is a former director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and a Vietnam veteran. Space defeated Dailey in 2008 with 60 percent of the vote. Dailey had raised $90,300 as of Dec. 31, the most recent information available from the FEC.
Dave Daubenmire of Bowling Green Township, Licking County: Daubenmire is a former Heath High School football coach and a conservative religious evangelist. His information is not yet listed with the FEC.
Bob Gibbs of Lakeville: Gibbs is serving his first term in the state Senate. He was also a member of the Ohio House from 2003 to 2008. He used to own a swine production farm, retiring in 2004. Gibbs leads in fundraising among Republican candidates, raising $216,096 through Dec. 31, the most recent information available.
Ron Hood of Ashville: Hood is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Hood ran in the primary for the 7th Congressional District in 2008, losing to Steve Austria. (Congressional candidates are not required to live in the district.)
Hombre Michael Liggett of Dover: Liggett has been a pastor for 16 years in Dover. He has registered with the FEC, but has not reported raising any money.
Jeanette Moll of New Concord: Moll is a former magistrate judge and mediator for the Guernsey County Court of Common Pleas. She now practices law out of Zanesville.
Moll ranks second in fundraising among Republicans, having raised $116,226 as of Dec. 31. Moll also ran in 2008, losing to Dailey in the primary with 31 percent.
Michael Royer: Information on Royer was not immediately available.
Helen Haskett Wolfe of Lancaster: This is Wolfe’s first run for public office. She considers herself part of the Tea Party movement, according to The Athens Messenger. She works at the Lancaster Wal-Mart.
I am also curious about Ron Hood, as I hear he is running thanks one well-financed conservative group. I know him and he was a very conservative legislator, but there were only vague rumors he was running until this week.
Regardless, even though it will be a tough reelection campaign considering how out of touch he is with his district, I’m suddenly less optimistic about defeating Space.