From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last year, Columbus’ alternative newspaper, The Other Paper, ran a headline “Does Ohio Need an S.O.B. governor?” about John Kasich, which featured many of the popular tells of John Kasich’s long and distinguished history of being a jerk.

It’s also ran pieces highly critical of the Columbus Dispatch’s slanted political coverage as well as revealed its top news executives making news by using the paper as a means to fulfill their political agendas like with the Columbus casinos

The Dispatch Printing Company’s media empire, by Ohio standards, is huge.  Not only does it own central […]

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Happy Birthday, Josh Mandel!

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In case you haven’t heard yet, Josh Mandel is a little late filing his personal financial disclosure form for the Senate. Ok, he’s A LOT late.

As Ben pointed out last week, “Senate rules require every candidate who declares to run for a Senate seat must file their disclosure forms within 30 days of doing so. Back in April Mandel declared his candidacy for Sherrod Brown’s Senate seat and he we are almost five months later and he has still yet to file them.”

Ben also covers some of the possible reasons why he’s late. It’s interesting stuff. Check […]

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The latest Quinnipiac Poll is out and it has the best polling news the outfit has shown for Kasich since he took office.  Kasich has seen a five-point bounce in his approval rating from 35% in late July to 40%.  His disapproval rating, however, remains largely unchanged since May hovering right at the 50% mark.  This is the most popular Kasich has been since taking office and he’s still -9% under water.  Independents, who were a key part of Kasich’s victory a year ago, still largely disapprove of him more than approve at 48%/38%.  Kasich’s bounce is due in […]

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What happened to Jennifer Brunner?  What happened to the make-no-apologies progressive candidate who was all about “courage?”

At the end of July, Brunner was at the Columbus Athletic Club nodding in agreement to a speech by Governor John Kasich.   She was all too happy to explain her seemingly agreement to Kasich’s speech:

“Not everyone agrees with those changes, but he’s making an effort. You can tell that he cares.” . . .  Kasich is “dedicated to reforming Ohio,” Brunner said.

After many of her followers on her Facebook page asked her what the blue blazes she was doing, […]

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