"I can't imagine running [Jim Petro]" for Congress, [Anthony] said. "He was part of all the scandals in state government. That just shocked me that they would run somebody with that kind of baggage."[Doug Preisse] remains confident. "We held the seat in the worst year for Republicans in a generation," Preisse said, describing [Mary Jo Kilroy] as "a retread who could not win it in the best year for Democrats in a generation.""Mary Jo [Kilroy] is a well-known name" in Franklin County politics, Anthony said. "She did very well in that district. She only lost by a little over a thousand votes. Mary Jo is not a retread. She's a highly formidable candidate. She's got strong ties in Franklin County."
Pryce Departure Ups Ante for Dems
COLUMBUS - For Bill Anthony, Christmas came a little early this year.The Franklin County Democratic Party Chair wasn't expecting it. "I was shocked," Anthony said.But that doesn't mean the departure of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce isn't a blessing for Democrats seeking to gain a seat in the Ohio Congressional delegat...