|Name||Robert T. "Bob" Bennett|
, Ohio , United States
|| 00, 1939
Jan 28, 2009 09:52pm
|Info||Robert T. Bennett (born 1939) is the chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, having served in that post since 1988. |
He managed Robert Taft, Jr.'s successful U.S. Senate campaign in 1970, in which he defeated Howard Metzenbaum to replace retiring Senator Stephen M. Young. The next year he managed the campaign of Ralph Perk for Mayor of Cleveland. From 1974 to 1988, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party. Bennett has been very successful in winning elections as Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. As of 2006, all major statewide offices sans one Supreme Court seat is held by Republicans. When Bennett took over in the late 1980's, the Ohio Democratic Party held most of the important statewide offices and held majorities in the Ohio House of Representatives and on the Ohio Supreme Court.