Politics
8:04 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Montgomery County Democrats Choose New House Candidate

Democrats in Montgomery County chose Fred Strahorn to replace Rep. Clayton Luckie, who withdrew from running for re-election.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the county party's central committee voted 41 to 1 replace Luckie on the November ballot.  Luckie dropped out Friday, a day after the Franklin County prosecutor said Luckie was under investigation. The prosecutor has said little other than that the probe doesn't involve bribery.

Luckie remains in office. He hasn't commented on his withdrawal or the prosecutor's statement.

Strahorn will run against Iraq war veteran and Republican Jeff Wellbaum of Kettering, in the 39th District.