Thoughts On The Dean/Tidwell Race

Thursday, August 7, 2014
First off, many of these state "constitutional office" elections are awkward at best. We are electing someone who seems to have very little influence over policy outside the Criminal Court clerk's office. It follows that partisanship should hardly play a role in the election for the position.

Yet it does.

Vince Dean is giving up a state legislative position where partisanship matters for one where it does not. Does he believe that the electorate in Hamilton County will vote Republican over all other factors? It seems like a safe bet in this environment.
Time will tell.
 
Will Taylor

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