The Ohio Democratic Party is threatening to wage a referendum over the new Congressional map. But one Democratic member of the Ohio House says he’s got an even better idea. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, Rep. Ted Celeste explains he wants Ohioans to be able to do more than just say no.
Celeste says lawmakers should get together to come up with one plan for a constitutional amendment. He notes lawmakers nearly reached agreement on a plan a couple of years ago. Democrats say they are hoping House and Senate Republicans will go back to the drawing board on the map. There’s no indication, at this point, that will happen. Lawmakers are, however, likely to move the primary date next year. The Ohio Senate has already given its approval to move the Congressional primary to June and the house is expected to do the same.