Wow. It’s only the first of October, and we already have our “October surprise” in the 13th Congressional race.
According to the Plain Dealer, a woman, who is only identified solely as a registered Republican and Tea Party activist, has filed suit alleging that a year ago Tom Ganley sexually assaulted her at one of his dealerships.
His accuser said she attended a Cleveland Tea Party rally where Ganley spoke on July 3, 2009, when he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate, before he decided to run for Congress. Impressed by Ganley’s anti-abortion platform, the […]Full Story... →
Looks like that endorsement by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce of Kasich and other Republicans isn’t going to be as “precious” as he thought.
AEP’s President has announced that he has resigned his position on the Board of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce over their endorsements.
According to the Associated Press:
AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry said Friday the endorsement prompted AEP Ohio President Joe Hamrock to leave the chamber’s board. McHenry says the utility does not believe it was appropriate for the business group to endorse a candidate.
"It creates division in the chamber membership and it pits businesses […]Full Story... →
Jon Keeling is really starting to lose his mind. Today, he claimed, with no evidence, that the Strickland campaign just flat out “made up” an internal poll showing them behind by three points in order to have something to say about yesterday’s Quinnipiac. It’s, of course, totally untrue.
Jai Chabria, a Kasich campaign worker, and the “other man” in Kasich’s “two-man” Columbus Lehman Brothers office, also tweeted that the poll was a complete fiction.
The only problem with this theory is that Matt Naugle wrote about an internal Democratic poll showing […]Full Story... →
I had relatively low expectations for the debate. I tend to think that they’re always draws. And I think State debates are particularly overanalyzed as, let’s face, most people who watch them are already decided. What matters more is going to be the fact-checking articles, and the coverage in the morning as more people will see the debate through them than tonight. The other is did the debate created any fodder for ads.
Look, you can dismiss my analysis of the debate as a Strickland backer. So let’s judge it based on what the media said, pre-debate, each campaign needed […]Full Story... →
(HT: Think Progress)
Here’s some video from yesterday’s unofficial debate between John Boccieri and his opponent at his opponent’s “town hall” event.
The federal government needs to get out of the way and have local governments on civil rights. Says its not a federal issue…
RENACCI: […] A lot of the problems you’re talking about are local issues. And I’m also a firm believer that the federal government and our Constitution was based on freedom, and was based on the freedoms that our number one goal of our military is freedom. We need to get our federal government […]Full Story... →
The Federal Elections Commission has notified State Senator Bob Gibbs (R), who is challenging Congressman Zach Space, that he must return over $50,000 in donations because they exceeded the lawful maximum donation amounts under federal law. As BSB already noted, that’s around 25% of Gibbs’ most recent cash-on-hand total.
Over half of that amount is based on donations made by the Ohio Republican Party. And despite getting a massive amount of apparently, illegal, donations from the Ohio GOP, Gibbs was still facing a 6:1 cash-on-hand disadvantage to Space.
Two weeks ago, I noted how the NRCC […]Full Story... →
The State Auditor’s race normally is one of those types of races that despite its Apportionment Board importance just struggles to define itself on the issues. Like alot of down ballot statewide campaigns, the races generally are framed on the candidate’s background and devolves into attacks over their records that rarely have little or anything to do with the office (such as Mary Taylor’s ‘06 attacks against Sykes over the Taft sales tax increase.)
Today, David Pepper’s campaign released his twenty-seven page plan for the office. It is not a fluff piece, nor is it dripping with ideological […]Full Story... →
It seems that the PERS office is in full damage control mode from a public relations standpoint. They’ve now publicly declared “Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Chief Executive Chris DeRose said today that advice offered via e-mail by a campaign operative for Republican candidate John Kasich to a pension executive was neither solicited nor followed.”
But the statement by PERS’ Chief Executive doesn’t in there. It then states, “[Kasich’s campaign spokeman’s e-mail] offered suggestions on explaining the losses to reporters.”
Kasich’s campaign contacted ex-Taft aides working within the highest levels of the state pension funds and pushed them […]Full Story... →
This post actually makes me happy.? It tells me that Kasich’s campaign realizes that the Kasich-Taylor launch didn’t exactly go as planned and now they’re trying to muddy the waters to make Strickland’s campaign look like an equal disaster.
The only problem is that it’s entirely untrue.
Jon Keeling honestly expects people to believe that there’s someone who would actually have personal, first-hand knowledge of this and the first person they’d think to tell is a blogger in VIRGINIA – and nobody else.? Jon Keeling expects you to believe that he (ex-Kasich staffer) is more connected to the […]Full Story... →