Issue 2 may have failed last night, but one of its backers says the issue behind it isn’t settled. Issue 2 would have taken the authority to draw district maps for state and federal lawmakers out of the hands of elected officials, and it lost by a 2-1 margin, according to unofficial results. But Ohio Democratic Party chair Chris Redfern says he thinks another move to change the map-drawing method will happen soon.
Ohioans are still recovering from the brutal, expensive political marathon that the 2012 campaign was. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler says it didn’t take long before some partisans to start talking about the next campaign.
On election night, staffers with the Ohio Democratic Party started distributing pre-printed signs that read: “Kasich – You’re Next”.
“John Kasich will not run unopposed for the next two years. We will challenge him every step of the way,” says Ohio Democratic Party chair Chris Redfern