From the daily archives: Monday, July 23, 2012

Our last post previewed tomorrow’s roll-out of Ohio Women for Mitt, an effort aimed at shoring up the candidate’s flagging support among Ohio’s female voters.

But here’s an interesting fact: one of Romney’s co-chairs, Longaberger Company CEO Tamala (“Tami”) Longaberger didn’t vote for Romney when she had the chance.

According to voter history data from the Muskingum County Board of Elections, Longaberger consistently votes in general elections — showing up at the polls every November dating back to 2005. And she votes in important primary elections, casting a ballot […]

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The Plain Dealer‘s Henry Gomez reported today via Twitter that the Romney campaign would be launching Ohio Women for Mitt tomorrow.

Recent polling of the race in Ohio, in particular the gender gap, quickly reveals why.

According to the latest Purple Strategies poll, Romney leads among Ohio men by 8%. But Obama is up by 12% among women. In other words, Romney faces a whopping twenty-point gender gap in Ohio.

Unfortunately for Romney, women make up 52% of the state’s electorate, so any gender gap is going to create huge problems for him on […]

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Publisher’s Note:  We’d like to welcome Abe (aka Grumpy Abe) to the site.  After following his site for some time now we finally convinced him to contribute some original pieces to Plunderbund while maintaining his personal blog.  Welcome Abe!

The Republican plan to shrink the number of voters in November has spun off a bristling side show at the Summit County Board of Elections.  The two GOP board members headed by County Republican Chairman Alex Arshinkoff have added to their growing list of nasty deadlocks by turning down a Democratic proposal to move early voting to a larger venue  […]

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Have you signed a Voters First petition yet?  It’s crunch time and while supporters of the effort to reform the way in which Ohio determines its voting districts fully expect to have enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot they need to have a big enough cushion to dissuade the GOP from legal challenges.

We’ve previously covered the importance of this effort along with the efforts to maintain the status quo of GOP entrenchment.  We’ve also pointed out that independent conservatives aren’t lining up behind the GOP in fighting fair redistricting along with ridiculous […]

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We’ve come to expect that the editorial boards of major newspapers will have a political bias, and the Columbus Dispatch is no exception. We all know the Dispatch owners and editors lean right. They support Republican candidates and attack Democrats. We expect that. It’s not a new story. We don’t, however, expect an editorial board to twist the truth and to intentionally deceive its readers just to support a political agenda, but that’s exactly what the Dispatch decided to do yesterday.

Because of the pay wall recently added to their website (more on that soon), you may not be […]

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