A few days ago we learned that John Eklund will follow Judge Grendell-2, former State Senator Tim Grendell, to fill the OH-18 seat.
For months Taxn' Trustee Galloway has been slithering about the State of Ohio with State Senator Tom Patton trying to grease his way through the narrow pass guarded by the State Senate Republican Caucus. Too many people despite Taxn' Trustee Galloway.
Here's the inside baseball: Tom Patton (former democrat) met Taxn' Trustee Galloway at Blue Technologies...worked some of his...and was flipped from D to RINO in the process. Along the way Taxn' Trustee ticked off a lot of people. At the same time State Representative Ron Young was honing his conservative acumen and ticking off a lot of people too. Let's not forget former State Representative Callender; he voted for Taft budget--'nuff said (not really, this is just taking too much space). Last year Judge Grendell-2 ran for a few too many seats, but decided to abandon them both for an easy job on the bench. The long and the short is that Taxn' Trustee and Ron Young accumulated too many enemies. This left only John Eklund and Colleen O'toole as the compromise choices for OH-18. O'toole is nice enough--but, just wasn't going to cut it. The only one left standing was John Eklund.
Taxn' Trustee and his sycophants raged! Nasty facebook posts ensued. Sources tell us Taxn' Trustee was to rededicate himself to his constituents (read raising their taxes), his business (read working for both sides and threatening potential clients with primaries), ..., and family. Boo hoo. He wasn't going to run for office again. Boo hoo.
Guess was. Taxn' Trustee and Scott Marn want to be your next County Commissioners. How can that be? Taxn' Trustee just said he wasn't running for anything else; he was going to build this business (read recruiting dupe clients to threaten legitimate clients with primaries--that pretty Kyle-Sisk-esque).
Will this be another scenario where Taxn' Trustee pulls petitions for County Commissioner in a bid to scare someone into a deal? How will Taxn' Trustee's clients benefit from a threatened Commissioner's run?
Hey wait! Taxn' Trustee wasn't running for anything else!
Well that was fast!
Tune here for a lot more blow-by-blow coverage and analysis.
"WORKIN' FOR A LIVIN' huey lewis
6 days ago