While most of the country's attention was focused on the impact that Tuesday's multiple primaries and caucuses would have on the GOP presidential candidates, there are a couple under-the-radar stories that are worth noting for Democrats.
In Oklahoma, Obama hardly topped the 50 percent mark in the state's Democratic primaries, losing 15 counties. With the remaining 43 percent split among four other candidates, the leading challenger to the president was Randall Terry, a pro-life activist who tried to air graphic ads during the Super Bowl, who received 18 percent of the vote. The Sooner State is a deep Republican stronghold, but given that it has a closed primaries, I'm surprised to see such little support for the president by registered Democrats.
Outside of Romney and Santorum, the next biggest race in Ohio was between Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich in a Democratic congressional primary for a newly drawn district that pitted the two against one another. Kucinich, who has seen his share of political tough times, defeats, and embarrassments over the years, had previously flirted with the idea of moving to Washington state and running for Congress from there, but the clock is ticking if he wants that to happen and the likelihood seems minimal. As for Kaptur's Republican opponent? It will be none other than Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, or as we may more familiarly know him, "Joe the Plumber."