The Koch Brothers’ political arm is getting involved in six Ohio statehouse races, suggesting the GOP-held seats are vulnerable to a blue wave.Full Story... →
Mike DeWine has a big problem trying to follow the Republican playbook of running on “law and order,” and it’s obvious just by looking at his first campaign ad.Full Story... →
Mike DeWine has been fighting against birth control and abortion in court for years, but this week he was aided by the state’s Republican Inspector General, who decided not to investigate whether DeWIne allowed a political ally to influence an official investigation into Planned Parenthood.Full Story... →
Jim Renacci may be pushing the limit on Congressional rules for Facebook advertising on the taxpayer dime to shore up his weaknesses as he attempts to defeat Sherrod Brown for the U.S. Senate.Full Story... →
Troy Balderson is fastidiously avoiding the media and interaction with voters in the lead-up to the August 7th Special Election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. In that sense, it’s starting to look like a repeat of the Pennsylvania election of Democrat Conor Lamb.Full Story... →
Today, a House committee voted to advance a bill that poverty advocates say would make it easier for landlords to evict renters. Its sponsor is a landlord.Full Story... →
Today, something unpredictable happened in a House committee: a pro-public education amendment nearly passed.
The House Education committee was scheduled to consider amendments and vote on an education deregulation bill (SB216). That didn’t happen, however, after committee Democrats put forward an amendment that would have prohibited the state from taking over local school districts that score too low on state tests. Under House Bill 70, Youngstown and Lorain local schools have been placed under the control of appointed CEOs with a wide range of latitude to cancel labor contracts, privatize and restructure district operations.
Today’s amendment was offered by Rep […]Full Story... →
State Rep Andy Brenner is so desperate not to have to give back his contributions from the scandal-plagued founder of ECOT, he’s claiming he didn’t take them. (He did).Full Story... →
Campaign finance reports were due today, and in all four of the downticket races — for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor — Democrats outraised their Republican counterparts.Full Story... →
There might be an anti-incumbent wave building in the midterms, as six Ohio Democrats seeking to flip districts to blue raise over $100,000, four of them topping the fundraising of the incumbents they are challenging.Full Story... →