Ohio Democratic Party Shuns Marc Dann

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The Ohio Democratic Party’s executive committee has stripped Attorney General Marc Dann of his endorsement. At a meeting this weekend, party leaders reiterated their calls for Dann to step down in the wake of the scandal that’s hanging over him.

Dann dug in his heels last week, refusing to resign despite the demands of Strickland, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and other top state Democrats. Paul Tipps, a former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, says the strong response of Ohio Democrats could wind up backfiring. He says the state already has ethics laws and campaign finance laws. But he questions whether Democrats should be setting moral standards for elected party officials.