GOP elects Venturi; Dems keep Hewitt
By Ralph Zahorik News SunApr. 29, 2006 ...Republicans can reduce Democratic inroads into Lake County, Venturi said. At least half the voters in Lake County don't consider themselves Republicans or Democrats, he said.
Venturi estimated the political makeup of Lake County is 30 percent Republican, 20 percent Democratic and 50 percent independent.
"Independents are looking to vote for candidates and issues they can believe in," Venturi said. "Our job is to convince voters, to persuade voters, Republican candidates are the best candidates ... The days when you could hang an elephant on your back and get elected in Lake County are gone."... more