From the daily archives: Monday, March 3, 2014

On February 18th, Libertarian candidates for Ohio Governor and Attorney General (Charlie Earl and Steven Linnabary respectively) were certified to be on November’s ballot. Soon after, multiple challenges to both candidates magically appeared.

The challenges were supposedly brought by individuals claiming to be Libertarians, or at least not Republicans. But the whole thing still seemed fishy and bit too well organized.

Today we figured out why.

In a shaky video interview with Marc Kovac on February 28th, Matt Borges, Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, admitted that his people “were the ones who filed the complaint”…

Borges quickly […]

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In the 2010 Attorney General’s race, Mike DeWine’s main line of attack on then-AG Rich Cordray was the lengthy processing time for evidence in AG crime labs.  Cordray inherited the decade-old problem, and was implementing improvements that DeWine would later take credit for, but at the time, this was DeWine’s core campaign message, and he enlisted the help of fellow Republicans whenever he could.

One such Republican was then-Fairfield County Prosecutor David Landefeld who, when urged on by DeWine, used his position as prosecutor to attack DeWine’s opponent, questioning Cordray’s leadership and insisting Cordray was putting the safety […]

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For years, Mike DeWine and his wife have used recipe books as a campaign tool, filling the books with family recipes for cherry pie and grape salad, and passing them out to supporters on the campaign trail.

Lately, his favorite recipes seem to be of a different flavor.

Since Mike DeWine took over as Ohio’s Attorney General, he has spent a lot of time cooking up new ways to help his friends, donors and political cronies benefit from his position.

A recent, exhaustive piece in the Dayton Daily News (Firms gave heavily to DeWine, GOP) outlines how DeWine […]

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