We now know how the republicans are going to play Bob Ney's withdraw from the Ohio-18 Congressional race. Ney has submitted his official withdraw more than 80 days before the November general election so a special primary must be held.
Joy Padgett has already kicked her campaign into gear for the as yet set primary date, and it's unclear if others will jump in as well. Padgett still faces potential legal challenges to her candidacy.
I'm not sure what the best play here is for the Democrats, it depends on when Ken Blackwell sets the primary date. We'll have to wait and see.