Challenge in 2014 for Morris

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One might describe it as a non-announcement announcement.

But the news release local lawyer Michael Barranda issued Sunday makes him one of the first candidates to announce his intentions for the state legislative election – in 2014.

The origin of Barranda’s announcement goes back to February, when Republican state Rep. Bob Morris launched his infamous attack on the Girl Scouts. Unfortunately, at least in the minds of some fellow Republicans, Morris’ comments came after the filing deadline for the 2012 GOP primary, automatically giving him the party’s nomination. Though he is a Republican, Barranda had said he was seriously considering running as an independent for Morris’ seat this fall.

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Journal Gazette – June 19, 2012

Tracy Warner, editorial page editor, has worked at The Journal Gazette since 1981. He can be reached at 461-8113 or by email, twarner@jg.net.