From the daily archives: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We recently told you that Franklin County Commissioner and Democrat Paula Brooks is in league with Bill Lager – the man at the center of the charter pay-to-play scandal. She received $25,000 from him for her re-election campaign and her campaign hired a company aligned with Lager lobbyist Neil Clark to buy its TV time.

Brooks isn’t the only incumbent Democrat on the ballot aligned with Lager.

Sheriff Zach Scott gets money too. His failed run for mayor last year received $25,000 from Lager – money that arrived 9 days after Scott spoke at the 2105 ECOT graduation. Lager […]

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John Kasich’s presidential slogan is “Never Give Up.” If other people are paying him to never give up, why would he if his bacon isn’t getting fried? And it isn’t.

But that’s basic Kasich, run on other people’s money, not your own. He’s been doing it for almost 40 years, and he’s good at it, so what’s new?

What’s New

What’s new is this: after being leader-in-chief of Ohio for more than five years now—with Ohio’s mainstream media lining up like ducks lined up at the Peabody Hotel—and more than $35 million spent to advance him, from his run for […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose movie fame playing a robot from the future earned him the name “Governator” after Californians installed him as their state leader in 2003, has cozied up to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is still looking for his first first-place win in any Republican primary election or caucus so far.

Schwarzenegger is touting Kasich, who has proven time and time again on the campaign trail that telling tall tales about his miracle working in Washington and Columbus earns him supporting cast honors as “The Exaggerator.”

Gov. Kasich’s second run for the White House seems almost as improbable […]

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Who Is GOP Establishment?

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There are growing reports that the Republican “ex-tablishment”, more broadly known as the lumbering Big E Establishment, has finally gotten the memo that Donald Trump is an existential threat to the GOP. It is reacting by belatedly taking an interest in the party’s fate and is putting $10 million into a “Stop Trump” movement in key primary states. The panicky rationale is that if Trump he can be denied enough delegates to put him over the top, Sir Galahad might emerge from the Cleveland convention in July. Or Mitt Romney, who is not a threat to any established order. .

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