From the daily archives: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Francis Strickland opened a Democratic Party office in Athens here in Southeast Ohio a couple weeks ago. She played campaign-themed folk songs on the guitar and deployed all of her southern Ohio charm on behalf of her husband, Ted, the former governor challenging U.S. Sen. Rob Portman for this election cycle’s most crucial Senatorial seat.

Strickland noted that more than $35 million has been spent in the race against her husband on behalf of so-called super PACs.

“They’re picking on my guy every chance they, and we just aren’t going to let them get by with it, are we,” she […]

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A Democratic lawmaker from Cincinnati wants more action and fewer political speeches from Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Ohio’s growing crisis of heroin overdose deaths.

In a letter to Ohio’s CEO-style chief executive, Rep. Denise Driehaus of Cincinnati said an emergency exists, citing state deaths from overdoses of pharmaceuticals laced with other potent drugs hitting new highs. She asked for the release of emergency funds to combat the heroin crisis, which hit nearly 200 heroin-related overdoses in one week, according to figures from the Ohio Department of Health [ODE]. The rush from this crisis nearly overwhelmed the ability of […]

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In the latest Quinnipiac University National Poll released Friday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton enjoys a 10-point lead over her Republican opponent, Donald John Trump [51-41]. Maybe as important, she busts through the “magical 50 percent mark” among American likely voters, the Q-Poll notes.

Just two days ago, another poll, this one done by Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project, showed that if the U.S. presidential election were held now, Mr.s Clinton would win the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia and have a 95 percent chance of beating Mr. Trump. The project combines opinion polls […]

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The Last Days Of The GOP

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Whatever may happen in the November election,  the Republican Party as we’ve known it will not exist.  Its name since it succeeded the Whigs will turn up only  in history books read mostly by  scholars.  Win or lose, a psycho  named Donald Trump will be the guiding spirit for the true-believing voters who nominated him as the titular head of the new Trump Party.  The long run of the Party of Lincoln will be the Party of Trump, whose birthday will be celebrated  at sassy dinners each year. They’re not going away.

Ironically, some of the older celebrants won’t still […]

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John Kasich will be Governor of Ohio for another two years. During this time, Ohio taxpayers will be socked without mercy or resource for a hefty yet undisclosed tab that has already been accumulated to protect him, family members and staffers as he unsuccessfully campaigned for president since July of 2015.

Rumors that Ohio’s lame duck governor is now in 2020 campaign mode, with dreams of winning what he couldn’t win twice before, in 2000 and this year, abound. Reporters in Ohio and again in New Hampshire may fall for his quixotic musings on becoming the Republican Party’s presidential nominee […]

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