Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Miller and Schurring still dueling for Congressional Primary

It's 10:30 p.m. I've just finished my first liveshot for TV3 ... and the results for Summit and Stark are coming in smoothly. Summit's actually at 78 percent.

What's sticking out to me is the close race between Matt Miller and Kirk Schurring for the GOP nomination in the 16th Congressional District, which is the seat that Ralph Regula is vacating after several decades in Washington. Miller is an Ashland County Commissioner while Schurring, the more well-known name in this area, is a State Senator. This one could keep us guessing until after midnight. The winner will go against State Senator John Boccieri, who won the Dems primary over Canton City Council woman Mary Cirelli.

I'm surprised that Issue 8 is passing in Summit County. I'm not debating the need, but considering county voters approved monies for both CSB and the ADM Board just four months ago, I was surprised another issue asking for money would go through. Still, this is a sale tax increase versus a property tax, but more $$ is still a tough task these days. Certainly those behind the issue did their homework and sold the idea.

Still having plenty of folks calling with trees down and icy roads .. a lot of what we can't cover tonight because of our election coverage.

The Cuyahoga County issues could keep us on the air well past midnight.


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