Saturday, March 04, 2006

News Release: Preble County

The Preble County Republican Central Committee met Thursday for purposes of endorsing candidates for the Ohio United States Senate race. All four of the announced candidates were invited to attend to present their views and to stand for questions. All candidates and / or their representatives were present .

The elected Central Committee men and women, after hearing the positions voted for their choice. In accordance with the rules, requiring a 70% majority to endorse, ballots were cast. The first ballot round failed to produce a majority, so the two candidates with he highest vote totals were presented on a second ballot. William Pierce and Incumbent Senator DeWine deadlocked, each with 50% of the votes.

The Pierce campaign considered this a victory, "To have won the endorsement would have been wonderful, but to battle a two term incumbent to a dead even tie, is a victory. We do not have a large paid staff or millions in the bank, but hard work and a message that resonates with the people, could carry the day."

Following the meeting, Pierce attempted to thank all the Central Committee members for their work and serious consideration, explaining that these are the people who turn out the vote for the Republican candidates, year in and year out.

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