Ohio 3rd Congressional race

The smell of blood atracts a crowd to the Ohio-10 race, including David Esrati

I don’t have the official list of candidates for the new Congressional District OH-10, made up of OH-3 currently held by Republican Mike Turner and OH-7 currently held by Steve Austria, but if the Montgomery County Board of Elections approves all petitions turned in as of 3:45pm today (that’s 15 minutes before deadline) there will Read More

The forum of the people of Dayton? esrati.com

I get inspiration from the readers of this site. I also get tips, kudos, slammed and damned. All of it OK, as long as it’s raising the level of discussion and making people think about things that aren’t necessarily on the top of people’s stuff-I-should-about list. The recent post about the Downtown Dayton Partnership requesting Read More

The 2000 OH-3 map showing gerrymandering across 4 counties

Montgomery County Commissioners on OH-3: sanity check

When the 3rd Congressional district was last gerrymandered as it was passed from Tony Hall to Mike Turner by the powers that be, it went from a compact, reasonable district that roughly matched Montgomery County boundaries to a sprawling mess that looks like a monkey with an etch-a-sketch tried to draw something and it was Read More

The Montgomery County Democratic Party eats its own

Democratic Slate card 2010 PDF The Ohio “Democratic Party” is distributing a voting slate card (dummy voter card) that prominently features local party hack Vice Chairman Karl Keith on the front with Governor Ted Strickland, but entirely leaves out Strickland’s former lieutenant governor Lee Fisher who is running for the open senatorial seat vacated by Read More

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