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I think Cranley will be a formidable opponent. He will have an endorsement from The Enquirer, nonstop support from 700wlw/55krc, The NAACP, and Tea Party Groups. He will run solely on the streetcar argument which has become a victim to so many lies, mistruths, and hostility.
>Heck. Wenstrop was a no body and got 45% of the vote.Wenstrup was a Republican and so got the votes of people voting a straight Republican ticket. Cranley and Qualls are both Democrats.
I'm not sure of the details, but the election was only among registered voters in the downtown precincts. The election wasn't city-wide.Clarification: The vote was to create a special assessment district, so only people registered to vote within the proposed district voted.
Do both candidates get to put a "(D)" next to their name, or does the Democratic party get to pick one to endorse? If so, could Qualls potentially have Charter and Democrat endorsements while Cranley is forced to run as an independent?
Cranley on 500 this morning saying $72 million "goes unaccounted for" every year out of Cincinnati's $380 million budget. Blames the streetcar.
^ Wasn't there a considerable crime drop across the country in the 90s? I am not sure Qualls can own that considering she was a weak mayor. On the other hand, if crime shot up during her tenure, it would probably get thrown in her face - so I suppose she might as well take credit.
^the way she achieved mayorhship made her a "weak mayor". That is - she was not elected directly & didn't have the powers a mayor has now in Cincinnati.
I remember her being popular but I am a bit too young to remember what made her so popular (aside from the things that make her popular now). Does anyone recall specific moments or aspects of her agenda that contributed to her popularity at the time? She first ran for council in 1987 and placed 14th. In 1989 she placed 10th and in 1991 she made it on coming in 8th. In 1993 she was number 1 which made her mayor. Is that rise entirely due to her amazing campaigning ability and general like-ability, or was she front and center on some issues that I can't remember?