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Who is David Pepper again?

Elections are hard. Serving in office can be harder. But it’s hard to get there when no one knows who you are.

The Democratic slate for statewide offices has been set for some time. Long enough for them to figure out no one knows who they are.

As of November, 71% of Ohio voters still had no idea who Ed FitzGerald was. That’s right, Captain “Line Item Veto”, AKA the guy running for governor. An office you typically need more than 29% of the votes to win (assuming all those 29% will vote for him, which seems unlikely).

Apparently the “No Name Bug” isn’t afflicting FitzGerald alone. Our favorite campaign chef, David Pepper, recently discovered a member of the WYSX News Team (ABC affiliate in Columbus) had no idea who he was.

Clay Hall, from WYSX, tweeted an invite to the “Hooked On Heroin” town hall meeting that Governor Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine (Pepper’s opponent) were attending in Columbus discussing the issue of heroin use among Ohioans.

After responding to the invite with a tweet of his own, Mr. Pepper had to explain that he was “actually a candidate for Attorney General.”

Seems strange that a news station in Columbus would still be oblivous to the name “David Pepper” this far into election season. I suppose it’s a bad omen of the long, difficult road Pepper faces between now and November.



The silver lining? There’s at least one person in Columbus who now knows who David Pepper is.


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