UPDATE: ?Judge Corrigan confirms that there is some other Peter J. Corrigan who pulled petitions to run against Dennis as a Republican. ?It ain’t him.

Because I’m about to run for Cuyahoga County Council, I check the good ol’ candidate’s list regularly, and something very weird has popped up. ? Peter J. Corrigan is a Democratic Party elected judge in Cuyahoga County. ?Coincidentally, he was also once a prosecutor in Bill Mason’s office. ?Hmmmm….ain’t that special!

As of today’s candidate list (which changes all the time) Corrigan’s pulled petitions for his re-election as a judge on the Democratic Party ballot this fall. ?But he’s also pulled petitions to run as a Republican against Dennis Kucinich for Congress. ?Corrigan’s campaign website is blank.

A few things.

First, Corrigan is a lock for re-election as judge. ?Big time Irish last name + 50 signatures = enormous salary continues with no effort. ?Second, I cannot imagine that Corrigan thinks he’s going to beat Dennis Kucinich, which means if he does run against Dennis as a Republican, Corrigan will be unemployed thereafter. ?Third, he can’t be on the primary ballot for both judge for one party, and Congress for another.

All of which means fourth, Peter J. Corrigan is up to something. ?Has Peter J. Corrigan switched parties? ?Is the teabag calling? ?Or is Corrigan on the run from………hmmm….