From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Down Goes Creighton!

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Healy unseats Creighton as Canton mayor

CANTON The city has a new mayor.

With all of the city?s 71 precincts counted, challenger William J. Healy II has an unofficial lead of nearly 1,000 votes.

As of 10:45 p.m., the unofficial vote totals are 8,212 for Healy and 7,178 for Mayor Janet Weir Creighton. Only a few of the 364 precincts in Stark County need to be counted.

If they hold true, Healy unseats Creighton after one term.

Creighton, in a speech to supporters, conceded that she had lost the race to Healy. She declined to answer a reporter’s […]

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The Naugle Curse Lives!

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Dude needs to get another hobby. He blows at politics (as does the BizzyWhiz). Pullins, however, has appeared to have shaken off NAMBLA boy and become victor! Nice job, Scott. See ya in November?

Michael Coleman 55,070 70%
Bill Todd 24,346 30% (98% reporting)


Latta, Robert (R) 62.59% 12,923
Buehrer, Steve (R) 24.42% 5,042 (26% reporting)

Double yikes!


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I’ve been tracking the results for the Columbus Mayor’s race on the Franklin County BOE’s website:

With 8 of 522 precincts reporting, we saw the following results:

BILL TODD: 41.98%

“Holy shit!”, says Eric. “42%? didn’t figure that high!”

Ten minutes go by.

25 of 522 precincts reporting:

BILL TODD: 30.45

“That’s more like it”, says Eric.

And it only gets worse for Todd from there…

BILL TODD: 31.45%


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I’m so sick of the Christofascist lawyers at The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) trying to force their views on to the rest of us.

Their latest target is a school district in Portland, Maine.

In a recent Press Release, the ACLJ claims that the school district plans to “administer prescription contraceptives ? including birth-control pills and patches ? to students between the ages of 11 and 15 without the consent of parents.”

According to Jay Sekulow, the ACLJ’s Chief Asshat, “This is a very troubling policy that clearly usurps parental rights and violates state law.”

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Ron Paul’s Big Haul

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I was going to write about this last night when I first heard about it but, to be honest, I wasn’t sure it was real.

According to the AP Ron Paul “hauled in more than $4.2 million in nearly 24 hours” from over 37,000 online contributors.

The fundraising drive was organized around the observance of Guy Fawkes Day.

All I have to say is: Run, Ron, Run!

And if the Republicans won’t nominate you- PLEASE RUN AS A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE.

I’ll even donate money to that!

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Note to election workers who are thinking about rigging today’s election: Ohio doesn’t care.

The AP is reporting that the two Cuyahoga County election workers convicted of rigging the 2004 presidential election recount have been given a deal.

Cuyahoga County election workers Jacqueline Maiden, 60, and Kathleen Dreamer, 41, pleaded no contest to negligent misconduct and failure to perform official duties, prosecutors said.

The judge made no ruling on the women’s guilt or innocence. They were placed in a diversion program, and their records will be cleared if they avoid legal trouble for six months, said Cara Santosuosso, Maiden’s […]

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Living in a college town like Columbus, Ohio means people tend to be open to many different viewpoints. It also means they are less likely to judge viewpoints that are different from her own.

It’s one of the reasons I moved back here.

It’s also, I assume, one of the reasons Rabbi Steven Greenberg is in town.

Greenberg, “America’s first openly gay Orthodox rabbi”, was here to give a sermon and speak at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the OSU campus.

The Dispatch does a good job covering his visit and his message:

With a bit of characterization […]

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