Thank you so much to all of you for this year's
turnout. We could not have done any of it
without you. While it may be easy to focus on
disappointment, we should be looking at the
positive. We ran candidates in all of our local
races. This is a first in a very long time. All
of our candidates improved on previous years'
result. Sherrod Brown won re-election. Our
endorsed candidate for the Ohio Supreme
Court, Michael P. Donnelly, carried Clermont
County. The US House has flipped blue.
This is a result of all the hard work our
candidates, canvassers, phone bankers,
postcard writers, poll greeters, fundraisers.
Established Dems and new friends alike gave
their time, energy, money, and more
to build our network.
This was not a bad election. This was the
start of a new Clermont County. Our
neighbors took notice. We have the
momentum. It may not be easy. It may
not be quick. It also will not go away.
Precinct Captain Jan Schoellman was
kind enough to put this comparison
In 2014, Becker defeated Carlier
In 2016, Weber gained 4 % on Becker
In 2018, Lawrence gained another 6 %
In 2014, Green defeated McNeely
In 2016, Green defeated McNeely
by the same
In 2018, Richards gained 4 % of Green
In 2014, Wenstrup defeated Tyszkiewicz
In 2016, Wenstrup defeated Smith by
In 2018, Schiller gained 6% against
In 2014, Uible defeated Perry
In 2016, Painter defeated Bixler,
In 2018, Perry gained 6% since the
In 2014, Fraley had no competition
In 2018, every vote Barnett received
was an improvement over no one