Political Effect Of AG Investigation Unknown


Less than a week after Marc Dann resigned as Attorney General, Democrats said that the party remains strong.

Dann stepped down on Wednesday following a sexual harassment investigation in his office, 10TV News reported.

Assistant Attorney General Tom Winters will run the AG's office until Gov. Ted Strickland appoints an interim attorney general.

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In November, voters will decide who will take over the office during a special election.

"This was not the failings of the party and I think the party responded strongly and forcefully," Strickland said.

Republicans said they hope the scandal will help put Sen. John McCain in the Oval Office, 10TV News reported.

"Bring republicans and independents and a few democrats out as well to the ballot to support the republican candidates, not unlike John McCain," said Ohio Republican Party deputy chairman Kevin DeWine.

The deadline for candidates to register for the special election is August 20.

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Previous Stories:

May 16, 2008: Dann's Scheduler Wanted Job Back
May 15, 2008:  New Dann Investigation Begins
May 14, 2008: Dann Resigns As Attorney General
May 13, 2008: AG Office: Dann Has Not Resigned
May 9, 2008:  Democrats Rescind Endorsement Of Dann
May 8, 2008: Dann Cancels Appearances; Hires Consultant
May 7, 2008: Employee: Dann Should Resign
May 6, 2008: Calls For Dann's Impeachment Soften
May 5, 2008: Dann Working Despite Calls To Resign
May 3, 2008: Democrats Call For Dann To Leave Office
May 2, 2008: 3 Aides Ousted; AG Admits Affair
April 30, 2008: Dan Staffer Claims Someone Ransacked Her Office
April 29, 2008: Suspended AG Administrator Tied Into Other Crash
April 23, 2008: Gutierrez To Face Second Investigation
April 22, 2008: Police: No Criminal Charges Filed In Sexual Harassment Case
April 18, 2008: Man In Sexual Harassment Investigation Had Previous Legal Problems
April 17, 2008: Technical Glitches Arise In Sexual Harassment Case
April 16, 2008: New Details Emerge In Sexual Harassment Case
April 14, 2008: Attorney General Puts Director On Leave
April 9, 2008: Attorney General Addresses Claims Against Services Director
April 8, 2008: Attorney General Staffers File Federal Complaint
April 7, 2008: Attorney General Suspends Director Amid Sexual Harassment Claims