From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One doesn’t need more than a couple minutes with Nina Turner to understand why she is one of the Ohio Democratic Party’s brightest rising stars.

Her dynamic speaking style grabs any listener almost instantly, pulls you close, on a human level. She’s relatable. She’s got Cleveland, Ohio, in the marrow of her bones. It spices her sensibilities, trickles through her speech. She has no truck with pretension.

The oldest of seven children, Turner embraces leadership roles, not shying from speaking out and speaking up. She likes language and tosses around motivational flourishes: “Teamwork to make the dream work,” she’ll […]

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“Whether we vote 35 or 28 days, by mail or in person this November, elected officials and not federal judges should be making Ohio law.” –Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

As soon as I read this statement issued by current Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, I couldn’t get the Talking Heads song, “Once in a Lifetime,” out of my head. “How did I get here – same as it ever was – letting the days go by, letting the water hold me down . . .” He once asked me if I missed “this office,” to which […]

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