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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.

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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It’s 4th of July week and that means there’s a great way to help your favorite candidates raise awareness about their campaigns,

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This week we learned the ECOT ripoff cost taxpayers at least $200 million, while Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine did nothing but cash their campaign checks. Local Ohio school officials are not happy.

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With a special election just weeks away, very little coverage has focused on the GOP candidate for Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. Troy Balderson has posted some particularly swampy fundraising reports with energy companies effectively bankrolling his run for Congress.

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Just in time for 2018, our complete archive of posts about Phil Robinson and Jim Trakas, candidates for Ohio’s 6th House District.

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Just in time for 2018, our complete archive of posts about Andrew Brenner and Louise Valentine, candidates for Ohio’s 19th Senate District.

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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).

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As the ECOT debacle plays out, it becomes evident that politics gave it life, but now politics is exposing its corruption and thus its shame and destruction.

While the ECOT Man was on the rags-to-riches trajectory, certain state officials, who were immersed in ECOT campaign funds, protected the ECOT business enterprise. ECOT has never been focused on education. Profit has been the objective and when ECOT was caught cheating taxpayers, it went out-of-business not because it was among the worst performing “schools” in the history of the United States, but because it was no longer a profitable business. Now that […]

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