The Report's source did not know what to make of the Maier/Diamond political alliance scuttlebutt going around in the Stark County Republican Political Party, but was furious at the prospect of Diamond carrying the Republican banner on seeing the adjacent graphic showing that Diamond has a record of supporting Democrats - especially the liberal, left-wingish Democrat Dennis Kucinich who is impossible for most Republicans to swallow.
If the information on Maier is correct, you can bet his support of Diamond will not be front and center. Rather, it will be through surrogates while maintaining the perfunctory political pokerface consistent with being the county party chairman.
Apparently, Maier and Kraus are not getting along very wall. That is one thing. But it is quite another that the relationship is such as to generate talk in political circles that the "not getting along" has devolved into opposition: obvious or not.
A Canton Democrat has told The Report that he is not surprised that that there would be difficulty between Kraus and Maier as both are strong-minded individuals. The Democrat source considers himself to be a friend of both Kraus and Maier.
Results from the 2005 race between Kraus and Diamond:
|KARL A. KRAUS, JR.||1,423||52.59%|
Results from the 2003 race:
ROSEMARY DIAMOND 1,795 55.15%This rematch could prove the be the most exciting political contest in all of Stark County. No?
KARL A. KRAUS, JR. 1,460 44.85%