OCT. 27: The First Two -- Really?
to mimic the suspenseful aspects of an Alfred Hitchcock film or a Thomas
Harris novel, an ultra-conservative group has been issuing press
releases announcing its endorsements for Cincinnati City Council one at a
Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST) announced
Oct. 24 that it endorsed independent Christopher Smitherman for City
Council. No surprise there: COAST is almost single-handedly responsible
for reviving Smitherman's political prospects after voters dumped him
following a single council term in 2003-05.
Today, COAST announced its second endorsement: Preacher and exorcist turned politician Charlie Winburn, an ex-Democrat who became a Republican in the 1980s.
For readers who have been wondering, and there have been a few judging from our emails, here is a list of the endorsements for Cincinnati City Council made by the local firefighters union.
The person who
often ranks in polls as the most popular politician in Hamilton County
is breaking with his Republican colleagues and is appearing in a new
radio commercial urging a “no” vote on Issue 48.