Cincinnati Is Stuck with Cranley
Bill Clinton’s charm couldn’t do it. The endorsement of the Blue Dog Democrats couldn’t do it. A nationwide anti-Republican surge couldn’t do it. Strong financial support from the national Democratic Pary couldn’t do it. An unending series of attacks on Steve Chabot couldn’t do it. Dodging the big question about the war couldn’t do it. In the end, the race wasn’t even all that close. Chabot beat Cincinnati City Councilman John Cranley again — this time by a margin of four percentage points.
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— Gregory Flannery