First Ohio African-American gubernatorial nominee
Kenneth Blackwell (R) and Democrat Ted Strickland (D) will battle in a November 2006 general election after both won in yesterday’s primary races for Governor. Blackwell, the secretary of state, and the first African-American gubernatorial nominee in the states history, held strong support with religious and social conservatives. The election could have significant ramifications for the 2008 presidential race. Remember the presidential election of 2004?