Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown ready to rumble GOP over workers, cash in campaigns

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown ready to rumble GOP over workers, cash in campaigns

Columbus Government Examiner – COLUMBUS, Ohio (CGE) – The 2010 General Elections are still about 18 months away, but that doesn’t matter to Ohio senior Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is gearing up early to take on Republicans, who are still fishing around for a candidate to put up against the new energized liberal lion of the U.S. Senate.

Brown was elected in the Democratic wave election of 2006, when he took on and handily thumped Mike DeWine, now Ohio’s Attorney General after a narrow win last fall over Democratic incumbent AG Richard Cordray.

In the wake of last fall’s triumphant return to power in Ohio by Republicans, who swept all statewide offices, reclaimed control of the Ohio House and sent Rob Portman to Washington to represent the Buckeye State along with Brown, the GOP has had one compelling goal for next year, defeat President Barack Obama, and tell Brown what he can’t do for Ohio anymore.

But both those goals may not be as easily accomplished as Republicans would like to think, given the shellacking they gave Democrats in the 2010 fall elections.

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