Findlay Courier: “Estruth Said the DeWine/Husted Ticket Can’t Win the November General Election”
The Republican primary for Ohio governor continues to be a nasty race to the right, as Mary Taylor and her running mate, Nathan Estruth, slammed Mike DeWine for refusing to debate and predicted the DeWine-Husted ticket “can’t win the November general election.”
“The first day of Mary Taylor running head-to-head with Mike DeWine in the Ohio Republican primary for governor is just the latest example of how this race is shaping up as a desperate race to the extreme right,” said […]Full Story... →
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley today announced that she is withdrawing from the race for Ohio Governor and endorsing former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray for the Democratic nomination.
“I got in this race because I truly believe that Ohio is at a critical moment in time, and our state needs to move forward in bold, new ways,” said Mayor Whaley. “The GOP has been recycling bad ideas in Columbus for 25 years, and it’s time for a better future.”
During Mayor Whaley’s eight-month campaign, she has pushed proposals that reflect the priorities of everyday Ohioans, including expanding access […]Full Story... →
Democratic Candidate for Ohio Attorney General Steve Dettelbach issued the following statement after news that the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow could shut its doors as soon as next week:
“The damage done by ECOT and the career politicians who enabled its scam keeps piling up. Taxpayers are out tens of millions of dollars — or more — that was meant for Ohio kids. Now there are now potentially thousands of students and families who might not have a school next week. We cannot allow ECOT and its owners — and the politicians who enabled […]Full Story... →
Ohio’s 2018 Democratic Secretary of State candidate Kathleen Clyde on Wednesday announced two new bills that would secure Ohio’s elections from cyber hacking and foreign interference by making sure every voter’s ballot is counted and protected.
“The machinery of our American democracy was attacked in 2016, and urgent bipartisan action is needed to protect our voting systems,” Clyde said. “At this crucial time, we need to invest in the strength of our democracy by upgrading to voting machines and systems that will allow us to conduct secure elections that can withstand foreign attack.”
A January […]Full Story... →
State Rep. John Becker is planning another round of attacks on unions and workers. If successful, it would effectively shut down both public and private sector unions in Ohio.
Becker outlined his plan in a recent co-sponsor letter, describing six constitutional amendments that he would like to put in front of Ohio voters. The amendments read like a Christmas wish list for the anti-union crowd:
implement so-called “right-to-work” laws for the private and public sector repeal prevailing wage laws prohibit government employers from withholding union dues prohibit unions from spending on political activities prohibit contracts that require union labor require […]Full Story... →
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel picked up two new endorsements this week in his race to unseat Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in the upcoming 2018 Ohio Sentate race. Given Mandel’s Trump-like campaign strategy, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that one came from a Breitbart writer and the other from a well known white nationalist.
Earlier this month we reported that Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, the guys behind the Hillary Clinton Pizza-Gate conspiracy theory, were starting a super PAC called Revolution 18 to support Mandel. Mandel defended Cernovich back in July on Twitter during a dispute with the Anti-Defamation League. The Full Story... →
Like many politicians, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien uses his Twitter account to post information about the cases his office is working on, the deer in his backyard, political events and even family vacation selfies. But a quick look at the things Republican Prosecutor O’Brian’s account “likes” on Twitter tells a whole different story.
Spoiler: Someone really likes porn!
On July 9th, 2014 O’Brien’s twitter account liked an article on Huffington Post titled “Monogamy not your thing? here’s why you consider an open relationship.”
In January of this year the account liked a tweet by an adult entertainment […]Full Story... →
Two years ago Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, his encyclical which Time magazine described as a “powerful, prophetic, and personal plea for governments, religions, businesses and individuals to work together to address climate change, much of which Francis says is caused by humans.”
The Pope gave a copy to President Donald Trump when he visited the Vatican earlier this year. Trump, not known for his love of reading, pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Change Accord soon after. It is likely Trump never made it through the first page.
Neither, it seems, has Reverand Barry […]Full Story... →
Ohio’s kids will head back to school in about a month. Stores have already swapped the sunscreen and pool floaties out of their seasonal sections. Now it’s all backpacks and school supplies.
Families are enjoying their last few weeks at the pool, finishing up summer sports seasons, and not-so-secretly looking forward to using “sorry, it’s a school night” as an excuse to send their kids to bed early.
It’s also time for another back-to-school season tradition.
This week The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio’s behemoth online charter school, started its yearly push to poach students from traditional public schools […]Full Story... →
Senator Rob Portman has never been known for taking bold stances on important issues, or for bucking his party and standing up for what is right and just.
Today was no exception.
Despite constant pressure from his constituents in Ohio, Portman refused to disavow support for the super-secret, anti-Obamacare bill.
And when the Congressional Budget Office released a report saying the bill will cause 22 million Americans to lose their health coverage, Portman still refused to respond.
It wasn’t until everything went south for the GOP, and support for the bill finally got flushed down the crapper.
Earlier today Senate […]Full Story... →
You have to give Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel credit for one thing: the guy knows how to stay on message.
Now engaged in his second run for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Sherod Brown, Mandel is using the Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Election Playbook as his messaging guide. And he followed the guide to the letter earlier today after discovering that some Ohio government websites were defaced with pro-ISIS messages.
“Wake up freedom-loving Americans,” Mandel wrote on Facebook. “Radical Islam infiltrating the heartland.” The post included an image of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections website, […]Full Story... →