From the daily archives: Monday, December 3, 2012

According to Politifact Josh Mandel has been trying to console his supporters with the wonderful news that his “race was the closest U.S. Senate race in Ohio in 36 years”.  For once, Politifact actually rates this statement by Mandel as true.

A more interesting fact is how much it cost him to do it.

If you add up the $40 million dollars spent by outside groups and the nearly $20 Million the Mandel campaign raised, and divide that by the 2,644,425 votes Mandel received, you’ll discover that it cost Mandel and his supporters $22.69 for each vote.

Without a doubt, this is […]

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Marc Kovac reports in the Vindicator that the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, as predicted, has voted to oppose Kasich’s severance tax hike on drillers to fund a state income tax cut.

Similar to our position, the group thinks that “any increase in the severance tax should be used to address local government funding, pay for infrastructure needs and economic development, and mitigate negative impacts of oil and gas drilling on communities and the environment.”

The typically-Republican leaning organization also voted to maintain their position against Kasich’s plan to lease the Ohio Turnpike.

On two recent occasions Kasich was asked about the […]

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