The Enquirer also listed "a second group of candidates as well worth consideration by voters. While they didn't quite make our top nine, we feel any of them would be valuable, productive members of City Council." They were:
Cincinnati Blog has a great write up on his perspective on the endorsements.
I also happened to catch "Alternating Currents" on WAIF 88.3 on Saturday. They had a quest columnist pontificating on the political season. An excerpt from the piece entitled "Scary":
"A white lesbian wins by winning all the liberal democrats, straight-ticketOuch. Council Candidate Joan Kaup was on after. And while the comment was obviously not about Joan, she is a Charterite and she eventually had to follow that. One issue that the columnist brought up was the idea of having direct neighborhood representational voting, a lá Wards. I think if that was done (and I am not sure I agree) some at-large seats would be required. I am afraid it would fractionalize council beyond effectiveness. A council member from the Westside votes "no" on a streetcar because it doesn’t help his or her ward and constituency for example.
democrats, and by playing ball with enough conservative power brokers to meet
their needs, sometimes by masquerading in Charterite drag…Scary."
City Beat endorsements come out on October 31st. I can't wait!