Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Democratic primary for U.S. Senate has so far been a fairly quiet race between two high power politicians. The low-key competition has left a large percentage of the voters undecided. Campaigning statewide in a used school bus dubbed the Courage Express, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has taken on the mantle of the insurgent against Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher. Wednesday morning at 9 join host Dan Moulthrop; with your questions as Brunner makes her case for what could be the first Ohio female senate seat.
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Given you lack of fundraising to challenge
Fisher, why should you be considered as a
credible candidate. What newspapers have
I would just like to know some concrete policy differences between Lee Fisher and Jennifer Brunner. I know she supports single-payer health insurance, but aside from that?
I want to know how you will balance your opinions on issues versus the public’s goals in the decision making process to represent the state of Ohio’s best interests.
I’d like to compliment Sec. State Brunner on doing what I think is good job of straightening up that office though some in my county of Ashland BOE would differ.
You stated at the start of this interview that “trust” is a primary difference between you and your opponent. My question to you is you say that governing by poll is not good...agreed. However I believe that the position you are working to attain is to represent ALL the people of Ohio. What is your plan to gather that consensus? Or will it be based on your personal opinions or who squawks the loudest. I personally have never been “polled” for my opinion for any office or issue so where do these people get their “grassroots” information? Thanks for your resonse and for running.
I’m encouraged by Jennifer’s running. What will she do to bridge the gap between Republicans and Democrats once she’s in Washington? What will be her approach to bipartisanship/
I would like to know, if elected, what would you do to counteract the impact of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission? Short of Constitutional amendment, what will you do in Congress to remove or tamper the impact of corporate money in elections? What is the extent of action you feel that could be legally implemented considering the Supreme Court’s ruling?
On another issue, I realize this is not a federal issue, but as a former judge where do you stand on Ohio’s elected judiciary?
Jordan from Akron
How do you feel about the War on Drugs and specifically how do you feel about legalization of organic drugs like Marijuana for recreational use by adults?
I commend Ms. Brunner for securing the electoral processes in 2008 after the 2004 Ohio election disaster.
Where does Ms. Brunner stand on electoral reform?
She is also heavily critical of private funding of campaigns, so does she support public campaign financing?