On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
Filing Deadline Brings Surprises Along With Candidates
The chair of the Ohio Democratic Party wants to return to the state Legislature.
That was one of the surprises from Wednesday’s deadline to file to run for Ohioâ€™s congressional and legislative seats. Chris Redfern says he hopes to retain his position with party leadership if he wins a seat. He previously represented a district near Lake Erie.
Wednesday also brought the number of Democrats hoping to represent Franklin countyâ€™s new urban 3rd Congressional district to four: Columbus city councilwoman Priscilla Tyson, former Ohio House Minority Leader Joyce Beatty, former U.S. Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, and current Ohio Representative Ted Celeste.
As predicted, Republican Reps. Steve Austria and Mike Turner will face off in a primary to represent the new 10th Congressional district. Democrats Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich will compete in a primary race to represent the revamped Lake Erie-hugging 9th district.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich also bucked some speculation by turning in enough signatures to get his name on Ohioâ€™s primary ballot.