I’m supposed to be worried because John Kasich’s 88-county GOTV full throated effort netted him only 100,000 more votes in his primary when compared to the Strickland campaign which ran no GOTV at all?
I’m supposed to still be concerned about a Tea Party movement that the Ohio GOP doesn’t worry about?
The GOP Auditor and Secretary of State primaries were ho-hum, even though the State GOP had to have spent over $1 million influencing those primaries?? Which, of course, is less money than they’ll have for the general election.
John Kasich best response to Ted Strickland’s ad really is […]Full Story... →
Here’s yet another story registered Republican Joe Hallett has based on his own prior reporting about John Kasich that he’s, so far, failed to mention.
In the July 15, 2005 edition of the Columbus Dispatch, Joe Hallet reported that Republicans were trying to draft John Kasich to run for Governor.? Kasich said he wouldn’t challenge Betty Montgomery or Jim Petro… basically, he’d only run to stop Ken Blackwell to get the nomination:
Kasich has told political allies he won’t run against Petro or Montgomery, whom he considers friends. He would, however, take on Blackwell, whose fiscal proposals Kasich […]Full Story... →
Duncan Hunter is running “issue ads” in NH to introduce himself to the voters there. This is obviously against federal campaign finance laws- and people will complain- but if recent elections are any indication of the consequences- then the complaining will lead nowhere.
We saw this type of crap in Ohio last year with Ken Blackwell and the Common Sense 2006 group who was running ads against Ted Strickland. The Blackwell campaign denied any ties to the group- even though the connections were obvious. For example, William Todd (yes- the dirt bag running for Columbus mayor) was the attorney […]Full Story... →
I’m still sorting thru the mess this morning, but here is what we know:
It looks like OH18 will be the [i]only[/i] House seat to flip in Ohio, despite the nearly 30 seat landslide nationwide. Chabot won reelection in OH01, Mean Jean looks pretty likely to hold on in OH02, and it looks like Pryce did just enough to hold on to OH15.
The majority in the Senate rests on two races – MT (where Tester is leading the GOP incumbent by a slim margin), and VA (where Webb is leading Allen by an even slimmer margin). If both of […]Full Story... →
According to SOBAlliance.
COLUMBUS ? Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell recently called opponent Ted Strickland and conceded the election.
Following are Blackwell?s comments to Strickland:
?Ted, you ran a good race and have won a tremendous opportunity to lead the people of this state to better days, a stronger economy and a higher quality of life. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful tenure as governor of the greatest state in America.?Full Story... →
It appears likely – tho only one has been called – that three House seats in Indiana will flip to Dems. It appears that 1 of 2 key races in Kentucky will flip. Additionally, Democrats have picked up two Governor seats (OH and MA).
About 15 minutes until we start seeing more Ohio results.Full Story... →
According to CNN, Strickland has won the gubernatorial race (you folks in Cleveland, don’t let this keep you from voting!), and Issue 2 (minimum wage) has passed.Full Story... →
From yesterday’s Dispatch:
Now comes GOP gubernatorial nominee J. Kenneth Blackwell, trailing badly in the polls, with an October surprise against Democrat Ted Strickland. With homophobic bloggers serving as campaign adjuncts to spread rumors that Strickland, married for 18 years, is gay, Blackwell accused Strickland of harboring a pedophile on his payroll.
Moreover, Blackwell twisted a vote Strickland cast in Congress to suggest that Strickland supports sex between adults and children.
Voters won?t believe the unbelievable. It defies logic ? particularly when the only evidence is innuendo ? that a married, ordained Methodist minister and psychologist with an ethically […]Full Story... →
I can’t say I’m surprised, but polling shows Arab-Americans strongly support Democratic candidates.
?There?s clearly a trend in the Democratic direction and that shows up not only in head to head races, but also in the issues,? said James Zogby. John Zogby pointed out that this constitutes a significant shift, adding, ?From 1996 to 2006, there?s been a party realignment by 12 points among Arab American voters.?
And the numbers? Here’s just a small sample:
If the election for Governor/Senate were held today,
whom would you vote for?
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Saw this over at BSB this morning…
Kenny ?Belt-buckle? Blackwell protected a Treasurer?s office employee who was arrested multiple times for cocaine possession and armed robbery.
The situation couldn?t be more unlike the Strickland situation, where a nasty anonymous letter at the end of a campaign attempted to ?out? his campaign manager. Strickland confronted the campaign manager and was assured the charges were false. The staffer left the following year.
Blackwell, on the other hand, was told by his human resources director that the staffer was a felon and should be fired.
Let’s not forget – the […]Full Story... →