Among the contenders to replace Republican Jon Husted (HYOO'-stehd), the fund-raising front-runner is Representative Matthew Dolan from suburban Cleveland.This is the first time I've seen Coley's and Dolan's names in this race, although I'm not surprised to see Dolan. One name not mentioned in the piece was Bill Batchelder.
Besides Husted, Dolan is the representative who has raised the most for fellow Republicans running for the House in 2008.
Semiannual reports show Republican lawmakers Mark Wagoner of Toledo and Bill Coley of West Chester are right behind in the fundraising stakes.
This race hasn't been settled yet. And to be perfectly honest, I think we have to acknowledge the possibility, however remote, that this may very well be a race for minority leader instead...