Ohio: Republican Candidates in Space Race Get Nods

Posted February 15, 2008 at 6:43pm

Two GOP candidates vying for the right to take on Rep. Zack Space (D) have received notable endorsements for the March 4 primary.

Former county magistrate Jeanette Moll (R) was endorsed by both the Ohio Right to Life and Family First PAC.

“My life’s work has always been and will continue to be centered on family values, and that includes doing my part to protect innocent life and the most vulnerable among us.” Moll said in a statement.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Phillips (R) was endorsed by Newark Mayor Bob Diebold.

“Paul is precisely what is needed to lead our district, a trustworthy leader with an impressive background and strong interpersonal skills devoted to bringing jobs to our area,” Diebold said. “When you meet Paul you’ll quickly see he is a great team builder and can produce for us in Congress.”

Former state Agriculture Director Fred Dailey is also running in the GOP race, which so far has no clear frontrunner. The freshman Democrat took the seat in the previous cycle when longtime Rep. Bob Ney (R) resigned after pleading guilty to corruption charges.
— Shira Toeplitz