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Honesty In Campaign Ads

On October 14, 2007 By

The Dispatch has a good piece today that picks apart the crime figures used in the campaign ads of the Columbus Mayoral candidates.

And, of course, Bill Todd’s ad takes the stats out of context:

Todd’s most recent radio ad cites a 2006 murder rate in Columbus that was higher than those in New York and Los Angeles. What he doesn’t mention: The September FBI report he uses shows Columbus’ rate was lower than Cincinnati’s, Cleveland’s and 23 other cities’ with populations of more than 250,000.

And so, I am reminded, of one of the most honest campaign ads […]

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That Jerid is a pretty smart kid. He pointed out the other day that Bill Todd’s school funding lawsuit was one big publicity stunt. And now, Buckeye Institute is playing right along, calling the suit a “21st Century Brown vs. Board of Education”.

Of course, “playing along” probably isn’t a strong enough phrase, since Todd is using BI BS as the foundation of his case. This reeks of cooperation.

I wonder how long it took Todd to find someone named Brown to use as the plantiff?

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Mike Coleman campaign ad

On September 18, 2007 By

Catching up on my blogfeeds, and I saw this over at BSB. I love it.

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I was out of commission yesterday, and most of the good stuff was already picked up in the rest of the Ohio ‘sphere, including this nugget, which is way too important for a Central Ohio blog to neglect to mention.

Bill Todd got 22% of his current funds for his Mayoral campaign from one David Brennan. You remember David Brennan, right? You should – we’ve talked about him quite a bit.

In case you are too lazy to look it up, Brennan is the Chairman of White Hat, the Akron-based charter school company. And […]

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Todd & Tiberi colluding?

On July 20, 2007 By

Jerid pointed out yesterday that Todd’s press conference on Wednesday was a little ahead of the curve:

Anyways, the real meat here is that Todd scheduled this press conference before the grant announcements he cites was released to the public. Kinda strange right? Like Todd has a man on the inside or something.

Apparently, scuttlebutt is that the info may have come from Tiberi’s office, which would be illegal. I’m sorry I didn’t notice this first, but I’ve been a little too busy this week to be paying as much attention as I should. Now that I’ve got something […]

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The recent issue of Columbus Monthly magazine’s “Best of Columbus 2007” piece has a couple of winners that we’ve been discussing here at Plunderbund.

Best Lobbying Campaign

Dancers for Democracy. “They humanized their industry”, says CM, “portraying exotic dancers as young moms and college students trying to make a living.”

Best Politcal One-Liner

“Mr. Mayor, tear down this mall”, by Bill Todd. “What the declaration lacked in substance- Coleman does not have the power to demolish or do anything else with a privately owner mall- it more than made up for in style,” says the magazine.

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William M. Todd, Republican candidate for Columbus Mayor, and

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I received another email from the Franklin County folks that provides a little more detail than the previous one– so I thought I’d share…

Primary finance reports are not required if the candidate?s name does not appear on the primary ballot.

Simi Annual finance reports are not required if the candidate is required to file a post general report for that year.

Columbus City Charter requires all candidates to file a finance report (electronically) to this office no later than five days before the general election ?

The first report that will be required for the Columbus Mayorial […]

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