From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

News broke this morning that the campaign team for Kasich, comfortably ahead in the polls, can’t agree on whether to tempt fate by putting their candidate on stage next to his opponent for a debate. After all, risking a verbal encounter that could help FitzGerald and hurt Kasich is probably not on the governor’s agenda if he wants a landslide victory.  The failure to reach an internal consensus in camp Kasich to even be seen on stage with Ed FitzGerald, Kasich’s Democratic challenger whose name he has yet to actually say in public, tells voters all they need to know about the Wizard of Westerville’s […]

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In a dazzling confirmation of his utter lack of political courage and unwillingness to engage in policy discussion outside his comfort zone, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, of Ohio’s 6th Congressional District is ducking all debates this cycle.

Johnson, who surfed into Congress in 2010 on the Tea Party wave like Johnny Utah, represents the district that stretches along Ohio’s eastern border, and is facing a challenge from former state representative, Democrat Jennifer Garrison.

The Garrison for Congress Camp sent out a petition email Friday declaring that he will be “AWOL at candidate forums and debates” this election season, and slamming […]

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