“Blackwell and Strickland’s general election fight will pit a darling of the religious right against a former minister and prison psychologist, an opponent of big government against a favorite of organized labor. As the first black nominated to run for Ohio governor, Blackwell is expected to have some cross-over appeal with black voters often counted on to help elect Democrats. Another black Republican, former NFL football star Lynn Swann, was headed toward the same distinction in neighboring Pennsylvania.”
Ken Blackwell seems to be the best man for governor this year. But the people of Lake County didn’t think so. The News-Herald reports that Petro got more votes in Lake and Cuyahoga counties while Geauga and Ashtabula counties favored Blackwell. Ken Blackwell, a republican, will be taking on Democrat Ted Strickland in the November election.