The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) has learned from a Stark County political insider that the Stark County Republican Party has in its possession a "voter approval poll" on the Sheriff Tim Swanson (Dem) v. ex-Alliance Police Chief Larry Dordea race.
In The Report's interview of Sheriff Swanson this past Friday, he denied knowing the existence of any poll on his race against Dordea.
The Report believes that the Stark GOP thought the "retire/rehire" flap generated by The Repository would make Swanson vulnerable. But this poll punctures that balloon. The retire/rehire issue is not one Dordea can use. Why? Because he himself is a "public" service retiree who wants to be rehired by the voters.
The Report's source speculated that now that the Stark Republicans know that Dordea is way behind, they will not put significant money into his campaign and he will be "hung out to dry."
Question: What's your take on the Swanson/Dordea race?