Looked up to see the tail end of this. Glad someone got it on YouTube:
I love that Ohio dems are picking this up and running with it by using it against them. I earlier commented that I thought it was a good ad for the online base to get them all fired up but it wouldn’t play well with the public at large. Someone was listening. 😉
It seems Ohio Democrats are willing to put it in the larger public’s consciousness in order for it to backfire on them. Good stuff!Full Story... →
Wow.? This is unprecedented, especially when Krikorian has been viewed as frontrunner of the Democratic primary in the Second Congressional race.
The Chairmen of the Hamilton and Clermont Democratic Parties, easily the two most populous counties, have announced that they are voting for Surya Yalamanchili and blasted self-described “Blue Dog Democrat” and “Reagan conservative” David Krikorian over allegations that Krikorian mocked Yalamanchili’s ethnic name and his anti-public union comments as shown on Buckeye State Blog.
Here’s a copy of the Chairmen’s letter:
The Chairmen announce that in response they’re voting for Suri Yalamanchili
Also ODP […]Full Story... →
Back on the 8th, the Columbus Dispatch ran a story by Mark Niquette titled “GOP swelling as Ohio voters switch parties” that was breathlessly picked up by just about every major newspaper in Ohio.
After reading it, you’d expect that you are the only person in Ohio who hasn’t left the Democratic Party for the Republican Party, and therefore, are missing out of the hottest political fad.
Except it’s all bullshit.
The Ohio Democratic Party has researched the story and found it to be one part highly misleading and one part out right false.
First, the Ohio Democratic […]Full Story... →
What I’ve been suspecting for some time is coming to pass, as Modern notes – Republicans have peaked.? They peaked right about the time of Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts.? My theory is that the new media cycle has hyper accelerated the over-hyped 1994 dynamic within the electorate (which didn’t peak in 1994 until about October.)? And that the passage of health care reform after that peak in 2010 brought the wave to a halt at the last stroke of Barack Obama’s pen on the bill.
For Democrats in Ohio, this means the biggest remaining risk for our ticket […]Full Story... →
And Lee Fisher’s campaign refuses to even confirm to the traditional media that his campaign has formally asked for an endorsement.
74,000 e-mails were sent out in the first 48 hours alone. And given that the Brunner campaign didn’t send it out until late Friday, there’s a good chance that they’ll be another smaller surge today as some people are just learning about it for the first time.
Here’s the message from Brunner campaign manage David Dettman to supporters this morning:
You have spoken collectively with strength and vigor. In the first 48 hours you sent over 74,000 e-mails to […]Full Story... →
Multiple sources are confirming that within the first hour of Brunner’s email to her supporters, ODP Executive Committee members’ email inboxes are being hammered with not dozens, but hundreds of emails asking them to stay out of the US Senate primary in Ohio.? By the time this thing finishes rolling out, I would not be surprised if some email accounts literally get shut down.
Ted Strickland needs to step in right now and bring this endorsement process to a halt.
Ted’s about to lose half of his political party right before a tough re-election battle.? That’s the short term.? Medium […]Full Story... →
ODP invited us bloggers to join Chris Redfern on a conference call this afternoon, which is awesome. ?I feel a detente of sorts beginning to thaw across the ODP-blogger landscape, largely because of how this primary season is shaping up. ?That’s great news for the fall.
I’m not sure why there isn’t more of this type of outreach, other than an old, tired, and now cliche insistence on continuing an arms length relationship between bloggers and ODP. ?Primaries tend to exacerbate that arms length relationship. ?Which brings me to my question for Chris Redfern on today’s call.
Will ODP, Redfern, […]Full Story... →
With this morning’s announcement by the Ohio Democratic Party of the endorsement of Maryellen O?Shaughnessy by Governor Strickland and likely countless union endorsements to follow (for a candidate who reportedly won’t officially declare for another ten days), we’re all waiting around to see if there’s going to be a contested primary or not. ’08 Seventh Congressional candidate Sharen Neuhardt has been rumored by Ohio Daily Blog to be considering a run for weeks now (when all it’s been has been a “draft” movement by some NARAL folks in Ohio to get an acceptable alternative to Garrison.) First, we […]Full Story... →
I am preparing to write the glowingest post about Chris Redfern I’ve ever written, or probably ever will write. ?Mr. Chairman, feel free to start shopping for frames that match Plunderbund’s color scheme. ?Before I do that, I need to touch on the potential for an ODP endorsement in the post-Garrison SOS primary in favor of Maryellen O’Shaughnessy over Sharen Neuhardt.
To be clear – I do not support ODP endorsements in primaries, ever. ?However, in this instance, an ODP endorsement was a last bullet, albeit high caliber, in the chamber aimed at getting out Jennifer Garrison. ?Whether that potential […]Full Story... →
Governor Strickland’s re-election campaign just released their numbers: around $6.2 million cash-on-hand (that’s over 50% more than what Kasich reported.)
This is an obscene amount of money on both sides.? Seriously.? In 2006, neither Strickland nor Blackwell even had over half a million on hand.? Governor Strickland’s campaign actually has roughly half on hand of what his 2006 campaign spent during the entire race last cycle.
It’s the most money any candidate for Governor, let alone an incumbent, has ever reported in Ohio history.
But that’s not the only record Strickland’s campaign broke:
“Not only does Strickland’s campaign […]Full Story... →
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