From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Northeast Ohio Media Group and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland put together a voter survey this year, sending questionnaires to each campaign and posting the responses for each race on their website.   The candidate questionnaires for Ohio Governor covered topics including taxes, same-sex marriage, gun laws, right-to-work and job growth.   The FitzGerald campaign used the opportunity to share Ed’s views with the voters.  The Kasich campaign refused to answer the questionnaire.

For example, when candidates were asked if Ohio should “become a right-to-work state,” FitzGerald answered “Absolutely not.”  “Kasich’s signature “right to work” legislation, SB 5, would have […]

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John Kasich donned his Halloween costume as a champion for Ohio women several weeks ago when he started running campaign ads that tell us that he is the “right prescription for Ohio women.” But who is the real John Kasich under that carefully crafted mask?

John Kasich is the most anti-choice Ohio governor since Roe v. Wade  in 1973. He has enacted 11 measures that interfere with access to abortion, contraception, and even information for rape survivors. With that sort of record, no wonder he has to pay for campaign ads to say nice things said about his record on […]

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Yesterday the Cleveland Plain Dealer/Northeast Ohio Media Group removed a video they had previously published online. The video showed the paper’s 40+ minute joint editorial board interview with Kasich, FitzGerald and Green Party Candidate Anita Rios. In the video, we got to see FitzGerald fired-up and on message while Kasich slumped in his chair, refused to acknowledge the other candidates and ignored repeated attempts by PD staff to answer even basic questions about his policies and programs.

We felt the video was important and so, after they removed it, we posted a short clip of it online. Today we […]

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Republican strategists reportedly are ecstatic over their new fail-safe response to critics of the party’s climate-change deniers. Their candidates have now resorted to “I’m not a scientist” to shrug off questions about their dismissal of environmental issues.

We can now look for the same pattern of self-denials on other issues as their gang backs away from such delicate matters as ebola. Chris Christie, who is coming to Ohio to campaign for his buddy John Kasich as the comic relief, is already dodging a flap over quarantining ebola victims. “I’m not a doctor,” he booms. Atty Gen Mike DeWine might choose […]

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