From the daily archives: Monday, January 27, 2014

Dayton Daily News reporters Laura Bischoff and Jackie Borchardt dropped a bombshell about a brewing pay-to-play scandal in Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office in yesterday’s paper.

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Mike DeWine loaned his campaign $2 Million dollars in 2010. While many politicians forgive this type of loan, DeWine seems to insist on being paid back. His campaign has returned $1.65 million so far. Meanwhile, law firms seeking work with the AG’s office have donated $1.3 million to DeWine, the ORP and Mike DeWine’s son, Hamilton County Appellate […]

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The Republican Party, on life support for a presidential candidate of earlier Christie vintage, has encountered another family brouhaha at the outset of its 2016 plans. No sooner did the word get out that Sin City (a.k.a. Las Vegas) was eager to host the convention than the party’s resident Tea Party morality wing complain that it ought to go somewhere more closely associated with Eden-before-the-fall. Huh!

It would seem strangely disconnected, of course, for a national party to open the program with an ascending invocation for grace in the epicenter of world class wickedness that would be happily indulged by […]

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