FISHER: I'M STILL HERE!

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e6da/1248956728-fisher_lee.jpgLooks like Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher is grasping at straws in his quest for the U.S. Senate seat left vacated by the retiring George Voinovich.

Fisher unveiled his new website yesterday, and besides trumpeting his short-lived and virtually fruitless turn as state director of development, he really wants you to know that he’s raised four times as much as his chief competitor, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, and how many people beholden to his boss, Gov. Ted Strickland, have formally invited Ribbon-Cutter-in-Chief Fisher to take the train to DC.

On Monday, the site released a press release that bragged about the endorsement of wunderkind Congressman Tim Ryan, which was followed up by a fresh story by the Associated Press and Vindicator. Of course, Ryan publicly endorsed Fisher several months ago, right after Fisher declared his candidacy.

Pia Brady, Brunner’s press secretary, says her boss won’t crack on the obvious ploy. As if she even has to. She’s got work to do anyway. — Dan Harkins

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