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Justin Coussoule is making a run for John Boehner's seat in Congress

By Kevin Osborne · June 3rd, 2010 · News

House Minority Leader John Boehner isn’t well-liked by most Americans. A nationwide poll this spring found the droopy-eyed Republican from West Chester had a staggering 64 percent unfavorable rating.

Maybe it’s because of his tendency to have a cynical sneer and deadpan delivery that screams, “Even I don’t really believe what I’m saying.” But only the residents of Ohio’s 8th Congressional District — comprised of six predominantly Republican counties in Southwest Ohio, including Butler — get to vote on Boehner, and they’ve elected him to nine terms so far.

That’s where Justin Coussoule enters the picture. At age 35, the political newcomer is the Democratic Party’s latest shot at capturing the seat.

An attorney and former Army captain from Liberty Township who works at Procter & Gamble, Coussoule says he entered the race because the economic policies pushed for by Boehner during the past 18 years have caused job losses, declining property values and rising poverty rates in the district. If elected, Coussoule will focus on job creation efforts. He wants more federal investment in clean energy research and infrastructure projects and supports a tax cut on middle-class Americans.

If that’s not good enough for you, here’s another reason to vote for him: He’s not orange.



06.03.2010 at 04:28 Reply
Finally-- someone who represents REAL change in this district!! Time for Boehner to go!! VOTE JUSTIN COUSSOULE, check his website at www.coussouleforcongress.com and join him on his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Justin-Coussoule-for-Congress/322643228645


06.03.2010 at 06:45 Reply
I've been following Justin since he declared his candidacy. He's an outstanding candidate and would serve his district with the sort of attention it hasn't had under the current congressman. No, he certainly isn't orange nor will he be devoting most of his time to golf. What he will be doing are all the things you mentioned, which all of Ohio needs and wants, not to mention the rest of the country.