Josh Mandel’s protestations about how oh so sorry he is for his racist bigoted attack claiming Kevin Boyce is some kind of terrorist are just plain bullshit. It’s an ongoing campaign. Hasn’t stopped, it’s only gone further into the gutter. There’s nothing deeper in the gutter than Matt Naugle, who today links to a Townhall diatribe which has to have come from Mandel’s campaign, using long time Mandel sycophant Joel Mowbray, parroting the same crap, except this time they quote an anonymous Boyce staffer.
Although Boyce’s name is the one voters will see next Tuesday, Ahmad will continue to […]Full Story... →
It’s an election year in Ohio, which means it’s time for the national wannabe blog kingpins to fuck up our state’s politics. Yay.
We all remember Cliff Schecter in Ohio. Used to be one of our favorite Ohio bloggers. Now, Cliff is making a habit of being Jane Hamsher’s whore, and getting fired from campaigns all over the state, including Marilyn Brown’s doomed 2009 primary against Jennifer Garrison’s doomed run for Secretary of State. Recently, Cliff got fired (i.e. resigned lol) from Kevin Boyce’s state treasurer’s office. Why this guy keeps turning up like a bad penny is anyone’s […]Full Story... →
Josh Mandel couldn’t tell the truth if it could win him an election.
On Friday, he claimed that his campaign was “pulling” their controversial Islamophobic ad. It turned out it ran all this weekend as planned. The campaign just simply tried to shoot for positive spin on it for the Sunday opinion columns for “doing the right thing" when, in fact, the campaign did everything according to their plans.
Then Tim posted about how a mailer, with the exact same message, was received on Saturday. Despite a week of widespread condemnation for an attack Mandel has been using all year.
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Suffolk University out of Boston polled the Ohio Statewide races as well as some other issues. I guess it’s a testament to the important of Ohio to the national political scene that we have so many out-of-state, East Coast universities who poll Ohio fairly regularly like Quinnipiac.
Anyway, the poll of 500 likely voters had some expected, and unexpected results.
Guess which polling outfit has shown the closest margin in the Senate race? Well, this poll comes close but it’s still shows a double-digit lead as opposed to the last Rasmussen poll which is the only […]Full Story... →
Look, the only reason to add the gratuitous word “mosque” in an email to Mandel’s conservative base is to stoke anti-Islamic hysteria. It’s not a relevant detail otherwise.
Second, it is insulting for Mandel to suggest that there are no “qualified financial professionals” who attend a mosque.
So, I have to disagree with Joseph who gave Mandel the benefit of the doubt today. Mandel’s ad was not a one-time dog whistle to Islamaphobia. It’s been part of his campaign messaging for some time. As Hallett noted in his article, not only was it used in this […]Full Story... →
Yep, today’s the deadline for the Statewide candidates (except for the U.S. Senate) to report their August fundraising haul. And yet again, they don’t actually have to report their spending, so any cash-on-hand figures you see bandied about is highly misleading and shouldn’t be trusted. That’s why I’m not going to run them in this post.
We’ll update this post as the reports are filed today.
Governor Ted Strickland (D): $1.4 million. A $72k donation by the Franklin County Democratic Party, but no sizeable donation from the Ohio Democratic Party. This is the first report where ODP […]Full Story... →
What is the Ohio Republican Party and Josh Mandel’s campaign thinking? Are they insane?
The Ohio Democratic Party couldn’t believe the gift that Josh Mandel gave it and State Treasurer Kevin Boyce a golden gift. And that gift is Mandel attending a fundraiser with disgraced former State Treasurer Joe Deters.
Deters was the GOP’s Marc Dann before 2006. As the press release from ODP details, Deters left Columbus in a cloud:
Deters’ Chief of Staff was convicted of “giving preferential treatment to some investment brokers who do business with the treasurer’s office.” [Dayton Daily News, 9/14/04]
• Deters’ […]Full Story... →
As my co-bloggers have been reminding me lately, I’ve not been blogging much here at the ol’ PB, lately. Sorry! Being Candidate Man is beginning to take over my life almost entirely. Most of my blogging is now at the campaign site (thoughts on sharing a last name with Frank Russo here, on Harvey Pekar’s death here, and Plain Dealer stupidity here). We’ve got about a month and a half to go before the primary, I feel pretty confident, so the blogging will be even lighter. People have been asking me my thoughts on stuff, though, so […]Full Story... →
How in the world did Ohio’s “conservative” blogosphere miss this one?
State pension funds and communities in a state investment pool will save nearly $20 million in bank fees over two years through new contracts competitively bid by state Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce.
Fiscal responsibility. It’s not just a bumper sticker.Full Story... →
Here’s a clue. If you are running for statewide office and you are going to be in charge of all our money, you probably should be as transparent as a previously unbroken window in a Democratic Party Headquarters. It’s very simple.
Transparency = Freedom, Democracy, and the American Way
Apparently Republican Josh Mandel and his staffer and current legislative aid Joel Riter are un-American fascists who don’t understand this concept and don’t like the glare of transparency peeking in on their right wing lovefest.
Chris Johnson at the Cincinnatti Beacon has the goods. A video (below) in […]Full Story... →
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