Posts by: Ryan Michael

For all but four of the last 23 years, Republicans have held control of the governor’s mansion and both houses of the Ohio General Assembly. Buoyed by conservative support across huge swathes of the state’s rural landscapes, the GOP has dominated politics in Ohio and placed a chokehold on the our state’s working class.

A generation of Ohioans has grown up in the shadow of this conservative death star, constantly clamoring for lower taxes, more deregulation and more handouts to big businesses, even as their rural constituents struggled to make ends meet. Jobs were slashed en masse, wages plummeted in […]

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We’ve all seen far too often what happens when legislative bodies are non-representative of their constituents. Infamous images abound of panels of elderly, white, wealthy, Republican men staring down on women and people of color from their positions of power, enacting policies to benefit and enrich themselves at the harm of everybody else.

It’s long overdue that we should see an influx of women into the Ohio House of Representatives and State Senate. To say the least, it’s incredibly frustrating that 27 of the 33 State Senate seats and 76 of the 99 House of Representative seats in Ohio […]

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Here are the four Ohio Congressional districts most likely to flip from red to blue in November’s election.

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In their final debate in Cleveland, Rich Cordray argued that Mike DeWine is a career politician, out of touch with the issues affecting Ohio voters and after 42 years needs to step aside.

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Hudson city councilman Casey Weinstein picks up a key endorsement in his race to flip Oho’s 37th House District from red to blue.

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Thanks to nearly $3 million in outside spending by Republican groups, Republican Troy Balderson posted a narrow victory in the August special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. In November, he’s on his own.

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Underreported in the coverage of a somewhat wonkish debate were the sharp contrasts between DeWine and Cordray that it illustrated.

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Despite enduring weeks of negative ads, many of which featured outright lies, Rich Cordray has held his own in the race for Governor, pulling into a tie in two recent polls.

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