The Democrats are going to choose their nominee for the race to replace retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH). Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher limped to the finish line against Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner — despite holding office off and on since the 1980s, outraising Brunner 4-to-1, and having the support of the party establishment, his numbers have seemed stuck in the low-to-mid 40s.
But low-to-mid 40s is a lot better than the low 20s Brunner has been stuck in, so Fisher look like he will win in a walk. The last Quinnipiac poll showed Fisher beating her 43 percen to 23 percent among likely voters. The Democratic nominee will face Republican Rob Portman, a former congressman and Bush administration official.