Dressing up in Nazi garb doesn’t help in Ohio

Apparently dressing up in Nazi uniforms isn’t a big political draw in Ohio.

News outlets say Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat, has defeated GOP challenger Rich Iott, a Tea Party -backed who attracted national attention – all of it unwanted – when The Atlantic revealed he had participated in Nazi reenactments.

Iott insisted it was just out of “historical interest,” but the revelations made some Republican leaders nervous.

The issue was back in the news last week when Jewish Democrats blasted House Minority Leader John Boehner – now in line to become Speaker, since the networks are saying the GOP has clinched the House – for campaigning with Iott.

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Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.