Dear fellow tax hikers, one thing we have learned from our many losing races is the need to work on our candidates' weaknesses early in the campaign. And we have supported LOTS of losing candidates - Sean Donovan, Roxanne Qualls, Leslie Ghiz, Michelle Schneider, Virgil Lovitt, and Sandra Queen Noble, to name a few.
We have already identified a major weakness of Blue Ash Councilman Rick Bryan, one he must address in order to win this year's campaign for State Representative. Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan has badly underperformed the Republican vote in his prior Council runs. Rick represents the heavily Republican Ward 3 in Blue Ash, but was barely re-elected in his last two contested races.
Our crack research team has compiled the vote results of recent elections in Rick Bryan's Ward:
John Kasich, 2010: +20
Evil conservative Chris Monzel, 2010: +26
Mitt Romney, 2012: +12
Rick Bryan, 2009, against a 1st-time Democratic challenger: +5
Rick Bryan, 2011: +4
Just because Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan performs much worse than other Republicans doesn't mean we should abandon him. Rick is too good of a tax hiker to give up on, even winning our prestigious 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year award.
It is up to us to turn Rick from a subpar candidate into a winning one. We need to remind voters about all the taxes he's raised. We must remind them about the Cincinnati Streetcar he helped fund. Voters must know about Rick's strong support for Bob Bedinghaus. We have to fight for our tax hikers. It's our job to make the voters realize how much they like Rick Bryan and the big government he'll bring us.