BLOG: Rich Iott mulls comeback race

Tom Jackson
Jul 12, 2011

Remember Rich Iott? He was the Republican candidate for the U.S. House's 9th District (which includes Erie and Ottawa counties), running against the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Sandusky.

Iott was the first serious Republican candidate to challenge Kaptur in years, but his efforts foundered after The Atlantic published articles about his hobby of participating in historical reenactments as a member of the 5th SS Waffen Panzer Division Wiking, a Nazi combat unit in World War II. Criticism rained on Iott, despite his explanation that he has also been a Civil War reenactor (for both sides), a World War I American soldier and World War II American soldier. The Republican Party essentially tossed him under the bus.

Iott has now written a response to a recent article on the perils of historical reenacting, and says he might consider running again next year, depending on how redistricting comes out. (Ohio will lose two U.S. House seats, so district lines must be redrawn in a major way.)

"Naturally, I would not try to challenge a good, incumbent Republican," Iott says.

 

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DEEPsix

Better Rich Iott than Marcy Kaptur... Her history in doing NOTHING to help develop the region has gone on for 28+years... She's a decrease to the position of congressman....

PTBarnumWouldBeProud

 Might as well jump in, Mr. Iott.  I have a feeling though, that Marcy may not be your opponent.  

 

My guess is that Marcy will have to square off with Betty Sutton from the Lorain County area.  

 

Let them batter one another, and swoop in and take this district away from them.

cmorbimor

Lott is not his father.  He ran the company into the ground, and he will do the same with what is left of our counties.  We didn't want him then, and we don't want him now.  Just ask any of his former-out of work-employees.

cmorbimor

Lott is not his father.  He ran the company into the ground, and he will do the same with what is left of our counties.  We didn't want him then, and we don't want him now.  Just ask any of his former-out of work-employees.

meowmix

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Mr Bean

Mr Iott would be a welcome addition to the race ----a change is definitely needed---

Thank You for your kind attention!

Beenthere

    As I see it,  Marcy spends way too much time on her knees.