But former Sen. John Glenn, a one-time Marine fighter pilot and astronaut, has some political wisdom of his own for Hackett, a Marine Reserve major: Tune out what all the others are telling you. “All the people that want to advise you, tell ?em to save their breath.”

Glenn said in a telephone interview that if he had listened to the party?s wise men way back when, he might not have made it to the Senate.

“They wanted me to run for lieutenant governor with Gilligan,? he said. That would be ex-guv John Gilligan, who served a single term in Columbus — and now sits on the Cincinnati School Board.

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