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Missing the point on the latest Brunner fiasco.

The Dispatch, as well as other papers and bloggers, have discussed the latest Jennifer Brunner hub-bub. Namely, the relocation of several of two of her campaign staff to state jobs.

Honestly, I don’t really have a problem with it.

Clearly, these are two people that Brunner trusted enough to have major roles on her campaign, namely her political director and press secretary. So there’s nothing wrong with placing these two staff members in another position of trust, her Secretary of State office.

But it seems everyone missed the most interesting part of this story.

Jennifer Brunner doesn’t have the campaign funds to provide a salary for two absolutely essential cogs of a Senate campaign.

After two downright pathetic fundraising reports, Brunner needs to show some viability in her next report, lest be laughed out of political legitimacy. But, if things have gotten so bad that she now has fired two of the four most important campaign staff members, then clearly this signals continued difficulties.

Now, maybe Brunner will hang on through the primary, using her twitter feed as her line of communication to the outside world, but if she wants to maintain any future in Ohio politics she’ll have to turn things around, and fast.

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