State senator's win confirmed in recount

Hundreds of OFCC PAC volunteers worked long and hard to assist the majority in the Senate for Election 2002.

One example of the impact this effort had can be seen in northeast Ohio's 13th Senate district. Thousands of OFCC PAC voter guides were mailed to this district. Messages were posted on this website recommending Senator Armbruster over his opponent, and volunteers put up yard signs and donated their time to the Armbruster campaign.

According to a just announced and final recount of the votes, Senator Armbruster won by a scant 374 votes. Armbruster's win gives the Republican party a super-majority, allowing them the power to vote to suspend certain procedural rules in order to fast-track legislation. Senator Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon) has said that he gives "full credit to OFCC PAC and the NRA" for winning this seat.

So what have Republican Senators Finan and Jacobson done in response to this key pro-CCW grassroots action that produced such key results for them? They have conspired behind closed doors with a police labor union and Governor Taft to delay, delay, delay a vote, and then to gut HB274 until it became virtually unrecognizable.

It's not too late for Senators Finan and Jacobson to do the right thing, and pass HB274 (7), as was passed by the House nearly 8 months ago. To urge them to utilize their last chance do the right thing, click here to access the Grassroots Action Guide.

A Republican state senator has won re-election by 370 votes, according to a recount.

Sen. Jeffry Armbruster of North Ridgeville defeated Democrat Sue Morano in northern Ohio's 13th District.

About 95,000 ballots were cast Nov. 5 in the district covering Lorain and Huron counties and parts of Seneca County.

The unofficial count on election night had Armbruster leading by 524 votes. His lead shrank to 374 when provisional ballots were counted after the election.

Armbruster received 47,857 votes to Morano's 47,487, according to Thursday's recount.

Click here to read the entire Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

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