We’ve officially opened the 2008 campaign season with a bang! MacWilliams Kirchner Sanders & Partners congratulates Dr. Victoria Wulsin on her primary victory in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. We were proud to work with Vic and her team during this heated primary race and look forward to helping her defeat Jean Schmidt in November.Wulsin won with 58 percent of the vote over her opponent, Attorney Steve Black, a former Republican who ran a “Rove-like” attack campaign.
Vic’s campaign communicated early with voters with highly targeted cable television and direct mail. Her positive message, focusing on quality health care, good jobs, and ending the war in Iraq, resonated with voters and propelled her to victory.
Democratic turnout in the district was huge with 95,000 Democrats voting in this primary. By comparison, only 71,000 people voted in the Republican primary. Most importantly, Wulsin received 14,000 more votes than incumbent Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.