From the daily archives: Monday, June 22, 2015

Last month we wrote about the upcoming Defending The American  Dream Summit to be held in Columbus, Ohio this August.  Sponsored by the Koch Brother-funded group Americans For Prosperity (AFP), the Summit will feature a slew of well-known Republican office holders, many of whom are running for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Georgia Senator David Perdue and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have all been invited to speak.

Still not on the invitation list?   Ohio Governor John Kasich.

A recent Politico story may provide some insight into why Kasich has not […]

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The national election for president isn’t until November 8 of next year, but polling has already started now to make a guess about who might win then.  It’s unclear which one of the GOP White House wannabees will survive the asteroid belt known as the Republican primary cycle. Jeb! Bush is ascending again as Marco Rubio nips at his heels.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has not declared his candidacy for leader of the free world yet, remains a one state wonder. Even though fewer than one in four registered voters bothered to vote for him last year, his narrative that […]

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At the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual conference this week in Washington D.C., the Republican Party’s evangelical wing was treated to heavenly auditions from many of the ever expanding platoon of GOP contenders who have already declared their candidacy or  will soon.

Among those on hand to preach their brand of political gospel to the choir of evangelical Christians in attendance were top tier candidates like Jeb! Bush and second tier candidates like Ohio Gov. John Kasich.  Kasich can’t seem to say more than two sentences without including God in his remarks, but he has a very uphill climb to the White […]

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Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper kicked his administration off by going on a listening tour around the state, gathering feedback from local Democrats across Ohio. He went back to the drawing board and with his team developed a plan. He is now traveling around the state again to share that plan.

“We have a lot of work to do,” he told a crowd of Athens County Democrats last Tuesday evening. “When you lose like we did last November, you have a lot of soul-searching to do. I’m not here to give a happy song.”

This past […]

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