Candidate Profile |
Green Party candidate Bob Fitrakis is campaigning for Congress in 2012 in Ohio's newly created 3rd District, six years after making an unsuccessful bid for governor as an independent candidate supported by the Green Party.
He previously ran for Congress in 1992 as the Democratic candidate in the state's 12th District but lost to Rep. John Kasich, the Republican who went on to become Ohio's governor in 2011.
Fitrakis says that if elected he would introduce an amendment to make voting a constitutional right, and he would call for officials to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which significantly eases political spending restrictions on corporations and unions, giving way to the so-called super PACs that have raised millions for ad attacks on candidates.
New polls in 7 states, Rick Scott no 'fan' of Crist, Ark. ID law struck down, most expensive races, and late money loves momentum.
A history of the vice president eating ice cream like his life depends on it.
Journalists take to Twitter to take down the White House security team.
U.S. strikes kill Khorasan leader, Suffolk shows Pryor, Hutchinson up in Ark., marijuana initiative coming to Calif., Grimes goes big in Ky., and Tesla's sweet Gigafactory deal.
U.S. attacks IS inside Syria, Palin and Jeb for Pat Roberts, FLOTUS to Maine, NRA spends $1.1m this week, and why 53 percent means a lot to Dems.
Scotland votes, Poll-a-Palooza in CO, WI, IA, NC, LA and KS, Bowser leads D.C. mayor's race, and the most expensive House races around.
The vice president picked the wrong GOP senator to reminisce about.
Scotland sticks around, Congress leaves town, Dems win round 1 in Kansas, Adelson gives big, and Jersey pol drops pants.
RESOLVED: This election needs more flag ties.
Obama will speak on ISIS on Wednesday, immigration delay pleases no one, Congress is back, McConnell and Cotton open leads, and Mike Ditka hits airwaves in Chicago.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
Please email us us with questions or suggestions.