Friday, March 13, 2009
Frank Comunale, Ohio Senate candidate
YOU CAN expect an an official announcement soon from Democrat Frank Comunale that he will be a candidate for the Ohio Senate seat now held by Republican Kevin Coughlin, a term-limit victim. Comunale is a Summit County Councilman and will be running in the 27th Senate District that gerrymandering has well-protected the Republican interests. "It's a daunting task," Comunale told me, saying he is currently going about the business of raising money for the campaign. One look at the 27th reveals a district that looks much like a Rorschack Test defined by a bunch of tipsy legislators on New Year's Eve. Although it is heavily centered in Summit county, it also has a gaping jagged gulf in the middle left to Portage County, thereby eliminating a lot of Akron Democratic voters. The last word from Republican chairman Alex Arshinkoff is that the party is looking at several potential candidates.