Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Why Carlos May Lost In The Seventh District Congressional Race
Carlos May lost in yesterday's 7th District congressional race not because Marvin Scott was on the ballot but because former Ohio parole officer Wayne Harmon was on the ballot. May lost to Scott by less than 2000 votes by a margin of 44%-37%. Completely unknown, under financed Wayne Harmon won 19% of the vote, or 4,727 votes. Harmon is a former parole officer from Ohio who was unceremoniously separated from his job because of some serious psychological problems. His appeal in that case was posted online at the State of Ohio's website at one time. I posted it at the time, but he dropped out of the race and I removed it from my blog. Harmon refused to answer questions I posed to him about it at the time. I know members of the media knew about the case but ignored it because neither May nor Scott raised it as an issue. It's too bad May's campaign didn't raise the issue with him before the close of filing for office in this race. Now the party is stuck with a perennial loser who nobody in the party can stand.