Her opponent, Lt. Gov. Fisher, is one of the most well-known and respected Democrats in the state. He previously served as the state's attorney general, a state senator and state representative. He is also serving as Director of Development, an important job in a state that is hemorrhaging jobs in this difficult economic climate. As attorney general, Lt. Gov. Fisher won praise for instituting the "early detection program"--a way for companies to manage issues without the threat of litigation.
Although election reform is often not a major topic in U.S. Senate campaigns, it will be interesting to see how (and if) Secretary Brunner touts her impressive record in this area and how Lt. Gov. Fisher responds. As a native Ohioan, I'll be closely following this race and will be sure to keep everyone posted here on the FairVote blog!