State Treasurer Kevin Boyce ain't going anywhere...
In today's edition of "Most Misleading Dispatch blog post," Joe Hallett writes in "Challengers Aplenty for Boyce" that Ohio GOP chairman Kevin DeWine is touting two, and only two names as potential challengers to newly appointed State Treasurer Kevin Boyce in 2010.
Aplenty? Two potential candidate makes "aplenty"? I guess given that the Republicans only can have one challenger to Boyce after the primaries means they have more than enough. But the fact that they might have an actual choice for GOP primary voters doesn't mean that Kevin DeWine has hit the candidate jackpot.
One of the candidates is State Rep. Josh Mandel. Go over to Jill Zimon's blog at "Write Like She Talks" as she has covered Mandel extensively.
The other candidate is none other than '06 State Treasurer Candidate Sandra O'Brien... the only Republican to do almost as bad statewide as Ken Blackwell. She, of, "I bought the awards I'm bragging about" fame. That Sandra O'Brien? Yeah, I don't think Mandel is sweating a primary against O'Brien.
If Boyce takes the job seriously and gears up a good campaign operation on his own rather than counting on riding on ODP's and other statewide candidates' coattails, he should be just fine.