From the daily archives: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Congressman John Boccieri’s Republican opponent announced that he will match dollar for dollar donations made to his campaign until tomorrow night from his “personal fortune.”

How did Jim Renacci make his fortune?

In 1985, Jim entered the healthcare industry, forming LTC Management Services, which owned and operated nursing home facilities throughout Ohio.

That’s right.  Jim Renacci’s “personal fortune” came from Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Oh, and let’s not forget that Renacci’s auto dealership accepted money from “Cash for Clunkers,” too.

Matt Naugle has been blasting the SEIU for help funding the DGA’s ads […]

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As you may have seen on our Twitter feedPublic Policy Polling, a Democratic polling organization, also released a poll today on the Ohio governor’s race.

Not surprising, the poll shows the race statistically tied.  However, back in March, PPP showed Kasich with a five-point lead.

Here are some notable figures from the PPP poll:

Since March, the number of undecideds in the race dropped by five points.  Strickland gained four points in the head-to-head.  That means that Strickland largely gained from people coming off the fence as Kasich’s numbers stayed flat.  A trend […]

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While we all await with baited breath for Jon Keeling to get his talking points from the Kasich campaign, I wanted to point out that the only things that show any movement is decidedly against Kasich’s favor.

Nine points is significant movement in a little over a month.  And Kasich’s unfavorables jumped that high based on bad press and the DGA’s ads.  According to the poll, almost every voter who used to have no opinion about Kasich, but do now, has a negative one.

When you realize that 10% of the registered voters in Ohio who say they support John […]

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If you read the Carpetblogger, you’d hear him pine for the leadership of New Jersey Governor Christie for making the “tough choices” by balancing the State budget “without raising taxes.”

However, Steve Lonegan, the NJ State Director for the conservative Americans for Prosperity New Jersey, writes:

Underneath the hype that cocoons Christie’s budget is the fact that it grows state government by more than 6 percent – more than double the proposed 2.5 percent cap on local governments.

Beyond the rhetoric of phantom “spending cuts” is the fact that there are no layoffs in the bloated […]

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The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that not much has changed in the race from March.  Strickland still holds onto a five-point lead of 43% to 38% among registered voters.  In fact, Quinnpiac’s trend data actually shows the race is essentially where it was in July of last year.

Strickland and Kasich essentially split the all-important Independent vote with Strickland claiming a slight edge.  In fact, with all but the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll (which may have been nothing more than statistical noise as the movement was close to the margin of error), we’ve seen a trend that […]

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