Lori Ann Dyke and Michael Dolan — Papering Tigers

Writes pamphlets when not practicing calligraphy.
  • Writes pamphlets when not practicing calligraphy.

Like Cavalier players in the postseason, most voters sit out the primary elections. That leaves a relatively meager contingent of dedicated partisans who are often swayed by the endorsements of party organizations. It’s why candidates have been known to claim they’re endorsed when they aren’t.

But nobody is quite sure who’s behind the extra fliers that turned up in boxes along with the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party’s official list of recommendations, which was to be distributed at polls by volunteers on Election Day earlier this month.

Collated along with the recommendations were fliers promoting judicial candidates Lori Ann Dyke and Michael Dolan. The only problem: Neither had been endorsed by the party — in fact, the party hadn’t endorsed anyone in those multiple-candidate races.