OH-02 Final Results
753 precincts of 753 reporting
JEAN SCHMIDT 57,974 52%
PAUL HACKETT 54,401 48%
A little perspective... The OH-02 is extremely Republican. The 2000 and 2004 President elections went to Bush 63-37. The Republican margin in the past four Congressional races averaged 75 to 25 percent.
Words of wisdom from Armando at Daily Kos:
New Ohio Democratic superstar Paul Hackett went into the lion's den of pure Red Southern Ohio and scared the pants off of the GOP losing by less than 4 points in the face of a NRCC promise to "bury him."We lost this battle, but the tide has turned.
No spin - the GOP is on the run.
Congratulations to Southern Ohio Democrats, the Lefty blogs, especially Swing State Project, and Dems everywhere. We have delivered a lesson - Fighting Dems will win the day.