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Ohio's May 4 Primary Election

Roundup of CityBeat coverage of state, local races

By Staff · April 29th, 2010 · News

Ohio's primary election is Tuesday, May 4. Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Have voting questions? Check out the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Get ready to cast your vote by following the links to CityBeat's coverage of key races and issues you'll see on the ballot:

Democratic primary for U.S. Senate between Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and former Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher. Winner faces Cincinnatian Rob Portman and others in November.

Brunner made some last-minute campaign stops in Cincinnati.

Ohio Issue 1, which would extend the state's bond funding for the Third Frontier program that's credited for creating or assisting 571 startup companies since 2005 with a total economic impact of $6.6 billion.

• Contested primaries for the soon-to-be-vacant Hamilton County Commission seat held by David Pepper. The Democratic contest is between Cincinnati City Councilman Cecil Thomas, ex-Councilman Jim Tarbell and Whitewater Township Trustee Hubert Brown. The Republican primary is between Cincinnati City Council colleagues Leslie Ghiz and Chris Monzel. Winners face off in November.

• Republican primary for State Representative in the 28th District between Cincinnati Tea Party founder Mike Wilson, Sycamore Township Board of Trustee President Tom Weidman, former Wyoming City Councilwoman Vicky Zwissler and Jeffrey Paul. Winner faces incumbent Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) in November.



04.30.2010 at 08:01 Reply
Why do you only mention the democrat and republican choices for Ohio Senate when there are several. Some of your readers are not interested in either party - so much for being "fair and balanced".


04.30.2010 at 04:53 Reply
CityBeat generally does cover candidates from other parties, but not usually until the general election.


05.01.2010 at 11:31
That's my point. It is still unfair coverage. Candidates from the status quo parties are getting gratis advertisement of their names to the public. The lesser-knowns are put at increased disadvantage because of this type of unbalanced media coverage. Publicizing the other parties at least gives your readers the chance to know there are other options besides the ones you are touting.


05.04.2010 at 03:52
There are two Libertarian candidates facing off in the 1st district and Eric Wilson is challenging Driehaus. The League of Women Voters is the place to go for good info about our elections. http://www.lwvca.org/news/2010PrimaryGuide.pdf


05.05.2010 at 08:02
Thanks for the reference, Justin. My point is that media outlets do not provide equal access or coverage for other than the two look-a-like parties we are stuck with. Many people who do not dig for the info aren't even aware of other parties and candidates until they show up on the tickets in November.