When coverage is so heavy concerning the presidential race, some important candidates can get ignored in the shuffle. So if you are in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District and only know who incumbent Democrat Marcy Kaptur is, but have no clue who Republican challenger Bradley Leavitt is, I’m happy to report that the PBS station in Toledo, WGTE, has video footage of Mr. Leavitt on its program “Deadline NOW,” that originally aired on October 17th. The video link is here. The host of the show, Jack Lessenberry, interviews both Bradley Leavitt and Democrat challenger George Mays, who is running for Ohio’s 5th Congressional District seat against Republican incumbent Bob Latta.
I’ve noted before that both Kaptur and Latta voted NO both times on the bailout bill, and I applaud them for those NO votes.
Kaptur (“Deadline NOW” video of her from September 5th), as Leavitt notes, hasn’t exhibited leadership to match her 26 years of seniority. The district hasn’t benefited much from her representation. An example of something still waiting to be done is the construction of the proposed I-73, an interstate highway that would link a number of states, but that would also provide a critical direct link between Toledo and Columbus. What can get the project off the drawing board and into production? I’ve had the opportunity to see both Kaptur and Leavitt in person. I’m voting for Leavitt, as I live in the 9th District, myself.
My parents live in the 5th District, and they are supporting Latta. Nevertheless, it’s important to know something of all the Congressional candidates, so I’m pleased that the video includes George Mays.