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Hackett Quits Ohio Senate Race

Wow. Didn’t see this coming: Ohio Democrat Paul Hackett is taking his ball and getting the heck out of Dodge!

After orchestrating a surprisingly close race in last year’s special election in Ohio, national Democrat leaders recruited Hackett to run for U.S. Senate.  But when Ohio Rep. Sherrod Brown got in the race, they quickly abandoned Hackett in favor of a proven winner.  

For the last week or so, Democrat leaders have encouraged Hackett to drop out of the Senate race in favor of running for the House. But Hackett sure showed them: He simply quit.

"For me, this is a second betrayal," Mr. Hackett said. "First, my government misused and mismanaged the military in Iraq, and now my own party is afraid to support candidates like me."

What? You mean the Democrat Party would mislead someone??? I cannot believe that. Why, the Democrat Party always comports themselves in the most fair and honest manner.  How could this be?

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Mr. Lewis has managed political campaigns and served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, as well as political director for GOPAC. In 2002, Campaigns & Elections magazine selected him as a "Rising Star of Politics." He is the author of "Teaching Elephants to Talk." His blog can be read at

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