Campaign finance reports were due today, and in all four of the downticket races — for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor — Democrats outraised their Republican counterparts.Full Story... →
Last night, in a highly predictable development, the Franklin County Democratic Party voted to endorse Rich Cordray and other statewide democrats in the May Primary. Some were less excited with the move.Full Story... →
If you spend any time on social media or at meetings of progressive activists you’ll know that progressive voters care about policy issues. Like, they really care. Way more than they care about parties or most politicians. And, if you’re running for Governor, the best way to share your views on issues is to post them to a website.
The conversation this cycle comes thanks to Rich Cordray, who has frustrated the state’s voters–or at least the ones who haven’t met him in person–by failing to outline any policy solutions on his official website. And boy do we hear about […]Full Story... →
(HT: Dave Harding @ ProgressOhio)
According to the Daily Caller, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is contemplating running for re-election to Congress, but this time from the State of Washington.
Kucinich is believed to be one of the Ohio Democratic Members of Congress that Republicans who control redistricting will target for elimination as they redraw Ohio’s congressional map with two fewer districts. Kucinich was being forced into either a primary challenge against Congresswoman Marsha Fudge or Congresswoman Betty Sutton. However, the State of Washington is gaining a congressional seat, and Kucinich, apparently, is seriously contemplating moving there and running for […]Full Story... →
(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... →
First of all….nice touch, Mr. Chairman. This is how it’s done. Everyone gets kicked in the teeth, is feeling low, and the day after the election, the state chair is making calls to give folks a pep talk. Bravo. Someone tell Lee Fisher that.
Redfern basically echoed this post, to say this result was not as bad as it’s made out to be. (a post which I serendipitously published minutes before he called). To quote, “you know what the day after election day is? Wednesday.” Redfern said that the problem in 1994 was “institutional”, referring to how close ODP […]Full Story... →
I’ve known Dennis since 1988.? We don’t really talk, or hang out, or even associate much anymore.? But I was there with Dennis, as a very green college intern, when he ran in a primary against Mary Rose Oakar in 1988, and got 25% of the vote.? At the time, Dennis was attempting the comeback from his disastrous stint as mayor of Cleveland, an office which Dennis handed on a silver platter to George Voinovich in 1979.
Dennis is reprising his stubbornness from his mayoralty over the current health care bill.? Like he is today, Dennis as mayor, took a […]Full Story... →
Anastasia reports on her fundraising email from Dennis Kucinich, and missed the big news, emphasis mine.
?The Congressional Democratic Primary Election is May 4th, less than four months away,? they reminded their mailing list. ?You all remember the extraordinary effort which was made last time to try to unseat Congressman Kucinich. He was successful only because of the help of people such as you, who understand the value of having a fearless spokesperson for truth, economic equality, jobs for all, health care for all and peace in the United States Congress…..”
If Dennis Kucinich is still reminding his supporters […]Full Story... →
I just got a call from Cuyahoga County Judge Peter J. Corrigan, and he says that the Peter J. Corrigan who has pulled petitions to run as a Republican against Dennis Kucinich is some other Peter J. Corrigan, not him. ?Corrigan also said he’s running for re-election to his bench, he’s a Democrat, and would never even contemplate running against Dennis.
This is how desperate the Republican Party has become in Cuyahoga County. ?Despite all the troubles, some dude who magically has a great Irish last name and even more magically has the same first and middle name of […]Full Story... →
UPDATE: ?Judge Corrigan confirms that there is some other Peter J. Corrigan who pulled petitions to run against Dennis as a Republican. ?It ain’t him.
Because I’m about to run for Cuyahoga County Council, I check the good ol’ candidate’s list regularly, and something very weird has popped up. ? Peter J. Corrigan is a Democratic Party elected judge in Cuyahoga County. ?Coincidentally, he was also once a prosecutor in Bill Mason’s office. ?Hmmmm….ain’t that special!
As of today’s candidate list (which changes all the time) Corrigan’s pulled petitions for his re-election as a […]Full Story... →
I cut my political teeth as a campus coordinator for Dennis Kucinich’s quixotic primary challenge to Mary Rose Oakar in 1988.? He lost 75-25.? There were like 4 people at the election night party, two of whom were me and my fellow CSU student intern friend.? It was one of the earliest formative experiences of my political career.? I spent a lot of time around Dennis, and those close to him.? Dennis has been my congressman for most of the years he’s been in Congress.? He was my mayor when I was a kid.
So I know what kind of […]Full Story... →