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Campaign Diaries: Trying Out Politics

Friend's Bid Puts Damon Boughamer at the Head of a Campaign

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Damon Boughamer, left, and other members of Pat Lang's campaign for an Ohio state house seat. Ellen Pettey hide caption

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When Democratic voters in Ohio's 92nd legislative district went to the polls on Super Tuesday, they saw the name Pat Lang on their primary ballot. Lang ran unopposed in Ohio's Democratic primary. He plans to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Jimmy Stewart for his state house seat in November's general election. For NPR's Campaign Diaries series, Damon Boughamer, Lang's campaign manager and college friend, talks about why he became involved in politics.

About Campaign Diaries

Throughout the 2004 election season, NPR will present an intimate first-person look at the campaign.

In a series called Campaign Diaries, we'll hear accounts from passionate volunteers, from professional campaign workers, typical voters and election bystanders, people who organize campaign events or drive voters to the polls.