From the daily archives: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Any time you see a conservative non-lawyer blogger write something about Ohio law, you’re safer to assume the opposite is true.

Today, the Carpetblogger claimed that an entire joke of an Ohio Elections Commission complaint filed by the Summit and Franklin County GOP alleging that the Cordray campaign violated Ohio’s “excess funds” law.

In other news, Ohio has a likely unconstitutional law that limits the ability of political campaigns to retain its own donations.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, before Cordray filed for re-election, Cordray’s campaign donated money to the Franklin County Democratic Party, the Summit […]

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Obligatory apology for lame light blogging from me.  Running for office, work, blah blah BLAH –  But I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, so here goes.

Ted Strickland’s campaign for re-election is the most aggressive, best run, balls out campaign I’ve seen any Democrat wage in this state against a Republican since Howard Metzenbaum in 1988.  I’m serious.  The last few weeks, Ted’s had John Kasich in a headlock, just bitch slappin’ him until he can’t even breathe, then sticking a trick cigar into his mouth, lighting it and watching it explode.  It’s a joy […]

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The Strickland-Brown campaign just sent out an e-mail fundraising solicitation from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown.  Ordinarily, these type of “celebrity” solicitations can be predictably boilerplate.  However, this one has a good personal touch:

Sometimes, two people couldn’t be more different.
There’s a stark contrast between Governor Ted Strickland and his opponent, former Congressman Kasich. I know that because — before you elected me your Senator — I served with them both in the House of Representatives.

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Throughout his career in Washington, Congressman Kasich voted time and time again for the type of outsourcing and unfair trade deals that […]

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When you can’t even get John Kasich’s hometown newspaper to unflinchingly peddle your crap, Game Over, man.

‘Member yesterday how DeWhine attacked the Strickland Administration for giving $6 billion in bond work to Lehman Brothers?  Turns out that Lehman’s role in that bond was, well, as insignificant as Kasich’s and Lehman Brothers’ roles were in launching Google.

The Strickland administration also said Lehman Brothers and Barclays played a minor role in the bond deals highlighted by the GOP. For example, Lehman was one of 18 co-managers on a $5.5 billion bond sale in 2007, and the […]

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