I am Tom Poetter, challenger to Speaker John A Boehner in 2014. AMA.
Friends, my name is Tom Poetter. I'm a college professor in the field of Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I got in the race for this seat in October during the government shutdown. Like many around the country, I was fed up with the lack of leadership and a lack of care for our democratic institutions and way of life. We have been running now for 9 months, making great progress and learning a lot. Our goal is to challenge and end Boehner's 12-term hold on this region and bring leadership and representation back to the office and the people of western Ohio. As we say sometimes, voters won't be losing a Speaker; they will be gaining a representative.
We are raising money from small donors to challenge Boehner on the ground. Please donate here: https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/poetter-for-congress
and visit our website for more information: www.poetterforcongress.com
EDIT: Thanks for everyone's participation in our AMA today. We enjoyed the give and take, your sense of humor, your serious questions. We are going to break now and come back at an appointed time, hopefully one that we can work out with Reddit that is posted in the near future. Tom