Nelsonville City Councilman and 94th District State Representative Candidate Taylor Sappington announced on social media that he will not accept money from corporations or billionaires.
“I refuse to accept any corporate money into my campaign,” says Sappington. “…it is unethical and is corrosive to our democracy to take corporate money and then turn around and tell the people that you actually stand for them. Folks down here can and should see right through that type of dishonesty.”
The 94th House District is comprised of Meigs County, and parts of Athens, Washington and Vinton Counties. And fitting for […]Full Story... →
In this political atmosphere, I have tried to remain optimistic. Have things been dreadful? Yes. Have I sometimes lost hope? Of course. Yet I have tried to remind myself that we only have to endure a Trump presidency for 926 more days. I have encouraged those around me to volunteer on campaigns and help Democrats take the House back in the fall (fingers crossed!). While citizen activism is useful, my true beacon of hope during this time has been the Supreme Court, telling myself that of course, they must see Trump’s actions as unconstitutional.
This obviously has changed within the […]Full Story... →
The fight for the special election in House District 12 to replace Rep. Pat Tiberi has seen its fair share of attack ads. This is especially true from Republican candidate Troy Balderson. Attack ads seem to be all the craze these days, so I think I can speak for all of us when I say that ads highlighting a candidate’s leadership abilities are refreshing. That is exactly what is done in Democratic candidate Danny O’Connor’s recent ad, ‘Shannon’.
The spot features Shannon Ward, a mother of two from Delaware, OH, who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016. […]Full Story... →
Ohioans for Economic Opportunity, an advocacy group previously featured on our site, has come out with a new ad campaign urging Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01) to end his cowardly behavior and face his constituents. The TV and radio spots are part of a $250,000 campaign targeting Chabot on his lack of explanation for why he voted to sabotage their access to health care by undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The new spot, “Questions”, includes real Ohioans hosting a town hall with an empty pulpit as their launch their concerns with many of […]Full Story... →
Following President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will lead missile strikes against the Syrian regime under Bashar Assad for the use of chemical weapons, members of the GOP came out in waves of support. It seems these republicans forgot their previous stances.
Many Republican congressmen, who had previously opposed interference in Syria under Obama, applauded President Trump for his leadership. Of course, Senator Rob Portman was one of these flip-floppers. Portman tweeted on Friday, April 13 the following:
The senator’s tweet completely switches his previous stances of Syrian strikes when Obama was an office. During a debate regarding the issue on […]Full Story... →
Following the February 7 candidate filing deadline, the Ohio Democratic House Caucus has announced that they have Democratic candidates for all 99 house districts. The Caucus has coined the phrase “a choice on every ballot” and that’s exactly what they have presented.
The candidates running for these seats were announced through the Caucus’s Twitter and are running on every issue one can think of. Each comes with their own realm of experience and knowledge, too. These candidates span from Aden Baker, an 18-year-old in Paulding County running in a R +10 district, to Rachel Crooks, […]Full Story... →
Senator Joe Schiavoni became the first Democratic candidate for governor this cycle to announce a running mate. His choice: Stephanie Dodd, Ohio Board of Education member.
According to the campaign’s press release: Dodd has served two terms on the Ohio Board of Education, representing all or parts of 13 counties in Central, Southeastern and Appalachian Ohio. During her tenure, she has voted to return $60 million in taxpayer dollars from ECOT for inaccurate student enrollment. She also stands for less standardized testing to be required by the state, and in support of increased spending for early childhood education.
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Over the last year, Governor John Kasich has worked hard to maintain his title of “moderate”, becoming a talking head on cable news, writing his book on just how divided he thinks America has become, and even toying with the idea of a 2020 presidential run with a Democrat. However, as 2017 closes, Kasich has revealed his true conservative colors by again signing a bill infringing on women’s reproductive health.
His most recent attack on a women’s right to choose came on Dec. 22 when Kasich signed HB 214, a bill that will prohibit women from seeking an […]Full Story... →
Last week State Rep. John Becker unveiled the latest round of attacks on unions and Ohio’s working class, aiming to dissolve unions in both the public and private sector. However, Ohio AFL-CIO is fighting back with a fiery letter sent to all state representatives.
Timothy Burga, president Ohio AFL-CIO, in his letter urging other representatives not to become co-sponsors said, “If these proposals were enacted, hard-working Ohioans from every part of the state would be negatively impacted… These measures are nothing but a thinly-veiled attempt
to silence employees at the workplace, strip them of their political voice, and slash […]Full Story... →
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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