Husted move could prevent 29,000 from voting in Cuyahoga County
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced that he intends to side with Republicans on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to block extended early voting hours in November. Democrats are crying foul. Experts say that those who tend to vote in person at the Board of Elections are the working poor who typically show up only in presidential election years. They are the most likely to go to the wrong polling location and be forced to vote provisionally. For this and other reasons, the Plain Dealer […]
(HT: Talking Points Memo)
Congressman Dennis Kucinich sent out an e-mail yesterday to his supporters asking for their financial support as he contemplates where to run as increasing media reports have suggested that Kucinich’s district will be one of the two that will be eliminated in redistricting:
Due to the new census figures, Ohio will lose two seats in Congress. The Ohio Legislature (Republican) […]Full Story... →
Watching Tom Ganley’s first lesson in politics has been a joy. Not so much for him, of course. After this election, we may next hear about Ganley when his auto business files for bankruptcy.
Businessmen in today’s America have every luxury conservative Republicanism can afford them, including the ability to operate as animals in a state of nature. That is, after all, what Republican ideology is all about – social Darwinism to the point of making people like Tom Ganley obscenely rich, human carnage in that wake be damned. Inevitably, they want more power, because greed unchecked just […]Full Story... →
Tom Ganley’s campaign will go down as the “mouse that roared.” At one time, Ganely said he was prepared to spend $7 million of his own money in this race. If he’s spent $1 million so far, I’d be surprised.
According to the Associated Press, Ganley has made the decision to cancel his ad buy for the final weeks of the campaign.
An Ohio Republican House candidate facing allegations he groped a would-be campaign volunteer has pulled the plug on his broadcast TV advertising in the final weeks of his competitive race against […]Full Story... →
From the original complaint:
The lawyer for the victim alleges he has confirmed that Ganley owns such a condo.
This guy wants to be in Congress. He likes making women objects to submit to him. He’s supported by a GOP county chairman who said we needed to get “Betty Sutton out of the House and back in the kitchen.”
He denies the allegations. Says he has documentation that proves he’s innocent, but has not produced it.Full Story... →
WKYC in Cleveland reports that Cleveland police have contacted Tom Ganley’s attorneys to request setting up an interview regarding the alleged victim’s allegation that Ganley sexually assaulted her in October 2009.
Ganley has a constitutional right not to be questioned by the police. And, generally, that would be the expected advice of any criminal defense counsel not to subject him to such an interview except that Ganley is running for Congress and he (politically) cannot afford to appear to be not cooperating with the police. Furthermore, most people don’t care what the Fifth Amendment says—they believe if you […]Full Story... →
Paragraph 8-9 of the Amended Complaint:
The first rule of the secret sex orgy club—you don’t talk about the secret sex orgy club.Full Story... →
The alleged victim filed an amended complaint specifying that her sexual harassment claim is based on the denial of promised employment by Ganley after she rebuffed his alleged sexual advances.
The Plain Dealer also does a quick bio on both the accuser and her attorney and explains why the Ganley defenders claims that this was some “Democratic/Sutton plot” doesn’t hold water.
Heben said his client is an ardent abortion opponent who volunteered for the 2008 GOP congressional campaign of Jim Trakas, a former Cuyahoga County Republican Party chairman who ran against Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich.
Heben himself […]Full Story... →
Talking Points Memo picks up the Ganley lawsuit storyAlthough they mostly just mention what’s in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Still, the story is getting legs very quickly. Wonder if there are any other shoes to drop? You can read the TPM story here.
[UPDATE:] Huffington Post picks it up too.
[FLASHBACK:] Just a few weeks ago, CQ did a story about the pending lawsuits against Ganley… they seem even more relevant in light of this most recent lawsuit:
In one pending case against Ganley-owned dealerships, a former female employee alleges that management discriminated against […]Full Story... →
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... →
I still can’t believe that the DCCC is running ads in this race. Let alone one that fails to mention that Ganley, Mr. Tea Party candidate, made millions off of Sutton’s “Cash for Clunkers” program.
Still, it’s better than most D.C.-consultant driven ads. I wonder if Ganley will respond with that sweet attacking owl claw ad he made when he was running against Rob Portman?Full Story... →
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