From the daily archives: Saturday, December 16, 2017

When Rick Neal saw the Ebola crisis unfolding in Liberia in late 2014, he knew what he had to do. After several difficult conversations with family and friends, Neal got on a flight to Africa. He spent a month volunteering with his former employer, the International Rescue Committee, to set up a 100-bed clinic in the capital city of Monrovia.

As Neal explains it, “When a crisis strikes, you ask yourself ‘what can I do?’”

The same thought process has now led Neal – a married father of 2 girls from Columbus – to run for Congress.

Neal is running […]

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Trump politics, scare tactics and falsified facts are finding their way into the race for the OH-16, leading to the next Pro-Trump/Anti-Trump battle for a seat in Congress.

State Rep. Christina Hagan of Stark County, is notorious for leading the charge against women’s reproductive health in the Ohio House. She has now set her sights on becoming the next representative for OH-16. Drawing on the insurgent approach that allowed President Trump to take the White House in 2016, Hagan is pitching herself as a political outsider and embracing Trump’s far-right, fear-mongering tactics, hoping to scare Ohioans into voting for her.


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