From the daily archives: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Anyone following Ohio politics in 2008 will remember the swift and sudden end to then-Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann’s political career over the adulterous and lecherous “hostile work environment” he created in the AG’s Office.

Once it became public that Dann had been cheating on his wife with one of his employees, and Dann’s long-time friend and AG employee Anthony Guitierz was harrassing women in Dann’s office, Democrats from around Ohio came together with Governor Strickland and state party leaders to call for Dann to go.

Within a week, AG Dann had resigned and his temporary, Strickland-appointed replacement, Nancy Rogers, set about to prevent a recurrence of Dann’s disturbing debauchery.  […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has already ventured to New Hampshire and South Carolina, and will add Iowa and Nevada to the list of early primary state he’s going to, now that he’s assured the world with the hiring of two new, controversial campaign compadres that he’s in the race for the White House for real.

When he leaves Iowa, where the “Music Man” governor said he didn’t want to go, and returns from Nevada, where resides the sugar daddy of all GOP sugar daddies, Sheldon Adelson, he’ll have some fairy dust to sprinkle on his long-shot chance to be the GOP […]

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If Ohio Gov. John Kasich and his political handlers and advisers thought the recent dismissal by the Ohio Elections Commission [OEC] was the end of a complaint that showed to what lengths Team Kasich went last year to clear his reelection path of obstacles, including a pesky and potentially troublesome Libertarian Party of Ohio [LPO] candidate, they should heed Yogi Bera’s famous observance of “It ain’t over till it’s over,” because, according to the attorney representing LPO , it ain’t over.

The OEC is charged with enforcing state campaign finance laws and voted  5-2 in May to dismiss a complaint […]

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