From the daily archives: Friday, November 30, 2012

Earlier this year Doug Preisse lead the effort to oust Kevin DeWine as head of the Ohio Republican Party.  The plan was to replace DeWine with a Kasich-friendly Chairman and Preisse was at the top of list.

News that Preisse, who currently leads the Franklin County Republican Party, was being considered did not sit well with small-town Republicans.  Sadly, the Ohio Republican Party just wasn’t ready for a guy like Doug to take the helm.

Instead, Kasich chose the previous chairman Bob Bennett to help calm the waters after quell the base.

Back in April, Preisse told the AP that […]

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Kasich’s reelection campaign has already kicked off and right now he has one big goal: to make it difficult for any serious, viable Democratic challengers to get into the race.  This requires that he seriously improve his poll numbers and start raising a crap load of money.    To accomplish this, Team Kasich appears to be focused on three primary targets:  claim credit for improving economy, get one-time cash to fund local transportation projects and cut state income taxes.

JobsOhio and the Economy

Despite the fact that Ohio’s economic recovery started 13 months before Kasich even took office, John is still determined to […]

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As his legislative career winds down, Senate President Tom Niehaus did the right thing:  He decided NOT to pass legislation to defund Planned Parenthood AND not to allow the extremists in his party to pass an unconstitutional bill intended to ban all abortions.

It didn’t stop there. According to the Toledo Blade, Niehaus went on to actually defend Planned Parenthood:  “I think you have to look at the entirety of the work that’s done by Planned Parenthood, and I believe that they offer much needed services that are not available other places, so I chose not to take up […]

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Last month we found out Diebold would not be building a new Corporate Headquarters despite receiving tax incentives from the Kasich Administration for exactly that purpose.   The massive package of $55 million in tax incentives was touted as one of Kasich’s crowning economic development achievements.  Master negotiator John agreed to give them everything they wanted, and all Diebold had to do in return was construct their new HQ campus and agree not to lay off more than 20% of its Ohio workforce.   The company failed to do both.

This week,  Kasich saw another jewel of his economic development […]

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