From the daily archives: Monday, April 16, 2012

If you missed it on Friday I’d highly recommend you check out the BuzzFeed piece on the poorly executed putsch organized to oust Chris Redfern as chair of the Ohio Democratic Party. The author, Rosie Gray, does a good job highlighting the behind-the-scenes action as orchestrated by Rich Cordray’s long-time friend and fundraiser Melissa Barnhart.

Barnhart’s goal was fairly simple: take control of the party and set up Rich Cordray as the likely candidate for Governor in 2014. Barnhart recruited Anthony Giardini to run against Redfern and actively worked behind the scenes to gather backers and support among Democratic […]

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