Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Ohio Shocker

An incumbent defeated! It doesn't happen often, but it happened yesterday in Ohio's 17th congressional district where 28-year old state legislator (and former Traficant staffer) Timothy Ryan took out the eight-tern veteran Rep. Tom Sawyer in the Democratic primary. The demographic trends of the Buckeye State snatched a seat away from the delegation, and Sawyer was forced to run in a new district where many of the residents considered him something of an outsider. So now it's up and comer Tim Ryan who will be running against Jim Traficant and Republican candidate Ann Womer Benjamin. Let the circus begin!


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