Republicans have enjoyed a majority in Hamilton County politics for nearly two decades, but the county's Democratic Party chairman says the local left is staging a comeback.

When Terry Lee took the helm of the local Democratic Party in April, the party was in the hole financially, it was politically fractured and it was weak, he said.

But since then, it has raised about $39,000 and counting. The party will open its headquarters in January. And Lee says it may put nearly 30 candidates on the May 2014 county primary ballot.

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