There has been a lot of buzz among area media types and, of course, Stark County politicians looking on.
"The man quit his job, to run for mayor." "Really?"
Kind of sounds like the man - Leon Gerig - has a call from On High?
The SCPR believes that if he is to become mayor, it definitely will take divine intervention. For in looking at his pre-primary campaign finance report, one sees very little that he is on the brink of winning the May 3rd Republican primary against fellow Republican A.R. "Chip" Conde.
It is not merely the dearth of money he has raised, but it is the make up of his contributors. No disrespect intended, however, they are hardly the core/mainstream of the Canton/Stark County Republican Party.
Gerig and Conde have run a classy campaign. Gerig sprinkles evangelical terms throughout his presentations. It seems as if he is expecting the miracle that yours truly things it will take for him to be the Republican nominee come May 4, 2011.
Here is the complete list of his contributors: