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Ohio Gov. John Kasich got a lot of unearned mileage last year touting himself as the “adult in the room” among the gaggle of 17 Republicans who ran for president and were eventually decimated by New York billionaire Donald John Trump, who last Friday became the 45th President of the United States.

Gov. Kasich has his penultimate State of the State Address coming in a few weeks, and while what he will say is not known yet, it’s not hard for anyone who knows his mindset, and has reviewed his past performances, to fill in the blanks of his remarks […]

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In a conference call with reporters on Monday, the same day Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was in Detroit offering a proposed economic plan that earned claims of being critically short on details, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther was joined by owners of a small business in Bexley, and Gene Sperling, an expert on economics and former Director of the National Economic Council.

Each participant provided their views of how job growth plans from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would impact Ohio, a key battleground state. Analysis of the candidates’ plans has come from Moody’s economist and former adviser […]

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Plunderbund has set the standard for coverage of Gov. John Kasich’s secret and successful derailing of Ohio Libertarian Party candidate Charlie Earl from the 2014 ballot. The case brought by the Ohio Libertarian Party is now in a federal appeals court and briefs are due on July 15th.

Clerk of the Court Deborah S. Hunt wrote on June 7, “Upon review of the plaintiffs-appellants’ motion for emergency relief pending appeal and/or to expedite briefing, it hereby is ORDERED that briefing in this appeal be expedited. The clerk is directed to enter a briefing schedule, with briefing to be […]

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The lawsuit is called the “Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted,” and its lost three times already, once at the Ohio Elections Commission and twice in court, first in Franklin County and then in U.S. District Court.

But Libertarian Party of Ohio [LPO] attorney Mark Brown of Capital Law School hopes the fourth time, this time at the U.S. Court of Appeals, will give him the break he thinks his case involving coordination and collusion between and among Gov. Kasich, the Ohio Republican Party, long-time insiders and political operatives deserves. If Brown gets his day […]

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“No big deal. We were waiting for this so we can appeal,” Mark Brown, a capital law school professor who represents the Ohio Libertarian Party [LPO], told Plunderbund Saturday.

Attorney Brown’s plan to appeal another judicial turn down comes on the heels of a ruling by a federal judge that justice may have to wait a little longer after The Libertarian Party of Ohio, who had sued Secretary of State Jon Husted and voter Greg Felsoci, alleging they were part of a scheme to selectively enforce Ohio election law to help Republican Gov. John Kasich’s re-election bid, […]

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On Monday in Albany, New York, ahead of next Tuesday’s primary, Ohio Gov. John Kasich complained that tactics used in Michigan’s primary in early March by Texas Senator Ted Cruz were not appropriate.

Gov. Kasich, who finished third in Michigan behind Sen. Cruz—and way behind first-place finisher Donald Trump—then complained to reporters that the Cruz campaign tried to “strong arm and bully” people in Ohio’s neighbor to the north.

Basic Kasich Brass

When John Kasich whines that GOP convention rules that don’t benefit him should be changed to help in July, and that other candidates like Ted Cruz […]

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Plaintiff attorneys representing the Libertarian Party of Ohio [LPO] and its candidate for governor in 2014 just won’t give up. Their case that exposes what Gov. John Kasich and his political friends and allies will do behind the scenes to assure him a win by eliminating his competition has another life to live, this time in an appeal filed Monday with the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth Appellate District.

Plaintiff attorneys Mark Brown and Mark G. Kafantaris filed the appeal after it was dismissed by out-going Republican Franklin County Administrative Judge Patrick Sheeran, who ruled in March […]

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More than any other news group, Plunderbund has covered the legal case against Camp Kasich, filed by the Libertarian Party of Ohio [LPO] who saw its candidate for governor two years ago tossed off the primary ballot through a scheme that involved long-time political operatives spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to find a protester who could challenge signatures on party petitions.

For all practical purposes, that fight is now over in light of an order released Monday by Franklin County Common Pleas Court Administrative Judge Patrick Sheeran, who dismissed an appeal by lawyers representing the LPO to a […]

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Gov. John Kasich received another gift from God last week. Instead of heavenly angel messengers like Gabriel delivering it, the gift came through a Federal Magistrate judge in Ohio.

Key members of Camp Kasich could have received court sanctions for unethical and likely illegal actions surrounding the 2014 dumping of The Libertarian Party of Ohio’s [LPO] candidate for governor. This kind of political muscling done to wreck a competitor’s chances to fairly get on the ballot was called “political espionage” by LPO’s plaintiff attorney.

Camp Kasich can breathe a short sigh of relief, at least in Ohio, that the blockbuster issues lurking […]

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The irony and hypocrisy of John Kasich’s campaign for president is so great sometimes that followers of the crusty CEO governor should swallow their morning coffee to avoid having to clean up an involuntary “spit take” after Camp Kasich whines about secret money being spent against him.

What goes around comes around, it’s said, and Gov. Kasich knows that political bromide well since he’s been on the delivering end of shady attacks during his four decades in contact politics.

Turnaround Is Fair Play

The AP reports today that Gov. Kasich’s PR handlers are complaining about secret funds being […]

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For everyone who didn’t hear Gov. John Kasich’s fifth self-basting year-end review, held Tuesday in Westerville, don’t worry. Just read about his previous four sermons on governance and just change the date.

Ohio’s 69th Governor isn’t called “The Pope” for nothing, as he again showed today when he romanced what he’s done and offered another encyclical on what he’s going to. He reminded media and an accepting audience of how political CEOs like him roll. “That’s just the way it has to be,” Mr. Kasich said about his governing formula that includes lower income taxes, smaller government, less regulation and […]

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