From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

If you live in Ohio’s 10th congressional district, you have a choice this fall: Democrat Sharen Neuhardt or Republican Mike Turner.

According to Congressman Turner’s campaign website he spends his days in Washington “reigning in out-of-control spending”.   But like so many other things that have come from the Turner campaign, this statement is very far from the truth.   Instead, Turner has spent the past year fighting to get $6 Billion in funding for a nuclear plant in New Mexico that no one needs or even wants, except a handful of his campaign donors.

Back in May, the House and Senate Finance […]

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Greg wrote yesterday about the decision of the Columbus City and Franklin County Prosecutors to not pursue criminal charges against Stan Heffner.

Heffner, recall, was the subject of a scathing report from the Ohio Inspector General.  The Inspector General found that Heffner committed “wrongful acts or omissions” by (1) testifying to the legislature in support of a bill that could and ultimately did benefit a corporation with which he had entered into an agreement of employment; and (2) using his state issued cell phone and email account, as well as state employees, to pursue his private business interests.

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We’re forty-four days until the end of the election and some early voting (overseas and military) is ready to begin this week.  The first poll to show Obama was opening a lead in Ohio after the DNC Convention was Public Policy Polling, but it was dismissed by some on the right as a Democratic poll that was merely seeing a post-DNC Convention Obama bounce.  Then came another and another.

Just as we said with the Mandel “surge,” it’s more accurate to look at the trendlines within polling outfits as the poll a race over time than to compare what one poll […]

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Last month we covered the refusal of Josh Mandel’s office to respond to a record request filed with his office in March.   After five months, eight emails, two phone messages and a certified letter, we had received exactly zero responses from Seth Metcalf, Mandel’s General Counsel, or anyone else in Mandel’s office.   Out of choices, we hired legal counsel.   And yesterday we filed our complaint with the Ohio Supreme Court.

A little history… on March 15, 2012  we sent the same record request (see end of post) to every statewide office holder including the Secretary of State, Governor, Auditor, […]

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