Many believe that a Democratic candidate might as well try to climb Mount Everest with one arm tied behind his or her back than take on Rep. Steve Chabot in the heavily Republican 1st Congressional District.
But two local Democrats – Fred Kundrata of Pendleton and Jim Prues of North Avondale – are willing to strap on the gear and give it a shot.
Prues and Kundrata are vying for the Democratic nomination in the 1st District in the May 6 primary election.
Time was when taking on Chabot was not such a daunting task.
Today is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's May 6 primary election.
By order of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections will be open until 9.p.m. today to accommodate those registering and for in-person early voting.
For links to more information and to all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections, you can go to MyOhioVote.com. You can also update your voter registration information, such as a change of address, at that website.
In this week's Monday morning politics chat, Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about John Boehner actually spending money in his 8th Congressional District Republican primary and Cincinnati's chances of landing the 2016 Republican National Convention.