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The Sound of Ideas

The Fate of the 11th Congressional District

Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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This Thursday, Democratic party insiders will vote to name a replacement for the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones' on the the November ballot. It's a process, however, that so far has been marked by closed door meetings and backroom dealings. On the Sound of Ideas® we'll talk with party leaders and others in the 11th Congressional District about the process to find a replacement for Tubbs Jones and try to get a handle on what the candidates vying for the job would do if chosen. The Democratic Party's nominee faces only token Republican opposition in the November general election, so this week's executive committee decision will likely identify the district's next representative in Congress. Join the conversation Wednesday morning at nine on 90.3.




Marilyn Karfeld, Cleveland Jewish News
Roldo Bartimole, independent journalistic watchdog
Mike Polensek, Cleveland Councilman and Democratic Ward Leader
Former Congressman Louis Stokes
Marta Kirsch, constituent
Tom Pekarek, Republican Candidate for the 11th Congressional District

Additional Information

Read the candidates' responses to the Stokes' vetting committee's questionnaire.

Marcia Fudge
Rev. Marvin McMickle
C.J. Prentiss
Melody Stewart
Jeffrey D. Johnson
Michael John Ryan
William W. Patmon Jr.

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