Back to Nike LeBron 11 Main MenuCelebrationsFraud PreventionManage Your AdPlace an AdPlain Dealer FileJennifer Brunner (left) and Lee Fisher (right) declared their intentions to run for the Senate seat held by George Voinovich after he retires. Senate on Tuesday, setting up a contentious party primary in 2010 and a scramble to fill statewide offices they leave behind that could have ripple effects in Cuyahoga County.Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher declared their intentions to try to replace Republican George Voinovich, who is retiring at the end of next year.Not since attorney Joel Hyatt and Cuyahoga County Commissioner Mary Boyle battled in the 1994 Democratic primary has the party seen such a duel for an open seat.Though Brunner and Fisher were expected to enter the race, they bumped into each other on the way to the starting line.Brunner first leaked news in the morning that she planned to declare her candidacy in a video on the Web.Within two hours and before Brunner released the video Fisher leaked news that he planned to declare at an evening news conference.Fisher, 57, said he had planned to launch his candidacy later this week or next but after learning of Brunner’s move, “the governor and I decided that there was no reason” to wait.Gov. Ted Strickland told The Plain Dealer two weeks ago that he would back Fisher over Brunner. Strickland stood with Fisher during his Statehouse press conference along with House Speaker Armond Budish and Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams.Brunner said in an interview that she decided a couple of months ago to launch at this time.”A decision doesn’t turn into action overnight,” she said.Brunner and Fisher said they are interviewing campaign managers with national credentials and plan to run Air Jordan 7s lean operations for now with the help Air Jordan 8 of volunteer advisers.Brunner said she expects to need $3 million to $5 million to run Air Jordan 5s an effective primary campaign.Fisher said he won’t speculate on the cost but that he “will raise what is necessary to win in the primary.”If they both remain in the race, they will have to abandon plans to seek re election next year because Air Jordan 13s they can’t run for two offices simultaneously.That prospect has ignited maneuvering among Democrats across the state, including Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, who is interested in succeeding Brunner.