Brunner Makes Local Stops

With just five days left until the primary election, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is touring the state in her converted school bus, “the Courage Express,” for some last-minute campaigning in her U.S. Senate bid.

Brunner made local stops at Take the Cake in Northside, Keller’s IGA in Clifton and Fountain Square downtown.—-

Although the Democratic Party establishment — including President Clinton — has thrown its support behind Brunner’s primary challenger, ex-Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Brunner has widespread progressive, grassroots support. In fact, the latest Quinnipiac University poll finds Brunner doing just as well as Fisher in a face-off with Republican candidate Rob Portman.

The poll shows Brunner winning against Portman by 40-36 percent; it shows Fisher beating Portman 40-37 percent.

That’s within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,568 registered Ohio voters from April 21-26.

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