From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

As we sit back and enjoy the results of tonight’s Ohio GOP primary, we wanted to take a look at how the long primary process has affected Mitt Romney’s polling in Ohio and how it compares to President Obama. And we’re looking at two key demographic groups, women and independents, two voting blocks that will be essential for the ultimate winner. We looked at Quinnipiac polls dating back to January, 2011. All polls are available here.

First, how are the two candidates doing in a head to head match-up? Among women, Obama has been winning against Romney since […]

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State Senator Jim Hughes (R) has frequently been endorsed by Ohio’s labor unions, including both of the major teachers’ unions, the Ohio Federation of Teachers and the Ohio Education Association.  In Columbus, Hughes’ endorsement is often touted as evidence of a reminder that public education does not have to be a partisan issue as he regularly strayed from the Republican views to support public school teachers.

Beyond his support of public education, Hughes was one of the Republicans who refused to support Senate Bill 5 as he voted NO on the legislation more times than any other GOP Senator in […]

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We’ll be kicking things off at 7:00PM. Join us to discuss the election results as they come in…

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You have to hand it to Republicans for being consistent. Even in the face of cold hard facts that prove their claims to be 100 percent wrong they will continue to believe them no matter what. Take for example the auto bailout. The Obama administration’s bailout of the auto industry has worked. Period. Unless you are Josh Mandel, in which case up is down and you think it hasn’t work.

The New York Times reported just last month that there are 1.45 million people currently employed in the auto industry  that received the $80 billion bailout, according to the […]

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Plunderbund didn’t “officially” take sides in the Senate primary battle between Jennifer Brunner and Lee Fisher, but if you read the blog back then it would have been amazingly clear who most of us were supporting. Despite Brunner’s fundraising disadvantage, former PB blogger Modern Esquire took on Lee Fisher, the entire Ohio Democratic Party and anyone who was foolish enough to say anything negative about Jennifer Brunner.

Brunner didn’t win, but she did impress a lot of us with her willingness to fearlessly get out in front of important progressive issues. After the race for Senate, Brunner started a political […]

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We’ve recently dedicated a number of posts to the battle for control of Ohio’s Republican party. Today’s election of members of Ohio’s Republican Central Committee will decide if Team DeWine maintains control. Or if Team Kasich will be successful in their latest power grab.

I can’t exactly explain WHY we find he battle between Governor John Kasich and Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine so interesting.

Maybe it’s a healthy interest in politics. Maybe it’s our competitive nature and the need to understand the inner workings of our opponent’s organization. Maybe it’s a strange kind of voyeurism […]

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