From the daily archives: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Remember back in May when Republican candidate Steve Stivers attempted to walk back his response on a 9/12 Tea Party group’s questionnaire that asked if Steve Stivers would support repealing the 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that allows for the direct election of the Senate by the people? (If not, click on the link.)

Well, what about the rest of that questionnaire?


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Apparently, Mikey no likely Cordray’s ad.  I haven’t even SEEN the ad, or DeWine’s criticism of it before I got Cordray’s campaign spokesman’s response to DeWine:

“When it comes to negative ads, Mike DeWine is a pro.  Mike DeWine ran commercials showing fake, computer-generated footage of the World Trade Center on fire in his failed 2006 re-election campaign, and has proceeded to attack and distort Attorney General Cordray’s strong record of accomplishments since day one of this election. 

“It’s funny that Mike DeWine thinks our commercial is negative when the only reference to the former Senator is that he spent […]

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Meet Republican State Senator Bob Gibbs.  He’s running against Congressman Zach Space because the last Republican Space crushed decided he really didn’t want to go through with a recount to win the nomination for “token GOPer to get beat by Space.”

So, Gibbs got the honor.  Not a single pundit.  Not one.  Has listed this race as a race likely to flip.  It hasn’t made it on the Top 50 of anyone’s radar screen.

So what does the NRCC do?  They call Gibbs a “Young Gun.”

After the last reporting FEC reporting deadline, Gibbs was facing […]

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Okay, so I think you might recall I wrote a few weeks ago that I really wanted to see the flip side of the coin in the Strickland campaign’s media strategy and get them to start running positive ads on Strickland’s records.  And I know I wasn’t alone in saying it.

Today, the Strickland campaign announced that they are running two new ads into their rotation.  Both have business leaders talking about what Ted Strickland has done about jobs.  One of the ads highlights the Administrations commitment to green energy.

Pop the popcorn, take a gander, and tell me what […]

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A quick note on polling

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There seems to be a real divergence in polling.  On one end, Quinnipiac, Fox News, and CNN/Time has the Governor’s race at a 5-7 lead for Kasich.  On the other end, you have SurveyUSA, the Columbus Dispatch’s mail-in poll, and today’s Quinnipiac poll that claims that Kasich has a 12-17 point lead.

Earlier this week, Stu Rothenberg, a highly respected political forecaster dismissed the results of recent SurveyUSA polls and the Dispatch poll, saying:

That survey, which showed Republican John Kasich with a 12-point lead over incumbent Gov. Ted Strickland (D), had an inexplicable sample that was […]

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