from the April 7 Cincinnati Enquirer:
Voters in the May 4 Primary Election have plenty of candidates to choose from on the Republican and Democratic ballots.
But this year for the first time they’ll also see a contested race on a third party ballot.
Libertarians Jared Croxton and Jim Berns both want to run for the 1st Congressional District seat held by Democrat Steve Driehaus. It’s the only contested race in Southwest Ohio for any of Ohio’s four minor parties – Libertarian, Constitution, Green and Socialist.
This is the first year minor parties have been allowed to participate in the Primary Election thanks to a 2008 Ohio Appeals Court ruling and a 2009 directive by the Ohio Secretary of State.