Jerry Springer to visit Cincinnati, endorse local Democrat for juvenile court judge

Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 13, 2016

CINCINNATI -- The Jerry Springer Show's streak of paternity test meltdowns and train wrecks of humanity is going strong 25 years on, and both talk show fans and political junkies can meet the host and former Cincinnati mayor Aug. 2.

That's when Springer will endorse Darrell D. Payne, Democratic candidate for Hamilton County's juvenile court judge, in a by-invitation-only reception at 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse. A news release says Springer "will meet and mingle and provide photo opportunities with guests" at the reception.

A news conference open to the public will follow at 5 p.m. with Springer's endorsement of the Democratic candidate. Payne will face his Republican opponent and current Municipal Court Judge Melissa Powers in the general election this November.

Springer, a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, is also a former city councilman, lawyer and WLWT news anchor who has hosted his eponymous tabloid talk show since its debut in 1991 and debuted the “Jerry Springer Podcast” in 2015.