I’m not a political reporter. But covering the Hackett/Schmidt results Tuesday evening for Reuters kind of made me one – for one evening anyway. And the radio show has made me a general assignment reporter on all sorts of beats all summer long. I have to admit that I’ve really enjoyed exploring other areas through the show, and with my freelancing.
During my time at the Hamilton County Board of Elections I had the opportunity to meet Republican-endorsed mayoral candidate Charlie Winburn. As I worked on my Reuters story on my laptop just feet away, shortly after we met, I heard Winburn predict talking to a group of supporters that after the primary September 13 he’d be in a race for the Mayor’s chair between him and David Pepper.
Pretty interesting, I thought. Guess predictions by candidates aren’t necessarily news, but his confidence is pretty interesting.