The COAST/NAACP anti-streetcar petition crew is causing all sorts of debauchery and grabbing headlines for its attempt to garner support for a sweeping, all-inclusive anti-rail ballot initiative. And it is exhausting.
Hamilton County Board of Elections Executive Director Sally Krisel calls it the most common election-day problem: “We have to strictly follow the 100-foot rule.”
Election law prohibits protesters, proponents and campaigning volunteers from setting up signs or handing out information within 100 feet of a polling place. The rule, Krisel explains, is enforced by the volunteer staff at the polling sites.
Amy Murray came in 13th two years ago, but tonight she came in first.
The Hyde Park resident was the recommended choice of the Hamilton County Republican Party's Committee on Nominations and Candidate Development to replace Chris Monzel on Cincinnati City Council. Monzel left half-way through his council term Friday to serve on the Hamilton County Commission.
CityBeat first mentioned him April 3, long before other media outlets named him as a contender, and now the Hamilton County Republican Party has made it official.
The local GOP has announced it will hold a press conference Monday in Over-the-Rhine, where it will reveal Dr. Brad Wenstrup as its mayoral candidate.