In today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine states he knows the key for his party to win in Ohio next year… it’s hoping that the entire State gets collective amensia on one of Governor Kasich’s signature legislative achievements this year:
The GOP leader said he doubts anyone will be talking about Senate Bill 5 come November 2012.
“What we do know is that for 90 percent of the people, the economy is the number one issue and in November 2012 no one is going to be talking about Senate Bill 5,” DeWine said. “And Barack […]Full Story... →
This morning, Quinnipiac released its data on the Presidential and Senate races in Ohio. Quinnipiac finds that Ken Blackwell has a substantial lead among GOP primary voters over State Treasurer Josh Mandel and former State Senator (Disclosure: I sued him once) Kevin Coughlin.
Blackwell also polls the best against Sherrod Brown of the three GOP candidates tested. I don’t think Ken Blackwell began this year thinking about running for the U.S. Senate, but I bet he is now that yet another poll shows him as the prohibitive GOP frontrunner. (I’m not kidding.)Full Story... →
Yesterday, Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine sent out an email that is pretty standard fare for a State Party Chairman, promoting the upcoming State dinner, talking about how the Party is trying to put “ObamaCare” on the ballot.
And then there’s this:
You know, it’s probably not a great idea to have a white Chairman of a party known for, well, not exactly being a diverse group of people refer to the head of the Black Republicans as “Servant,” even if it is the person’s chosen e-mail handle.
Instead, what should go on is that Chairman calls this person […]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... →
Think John Kasich is happy to have unpopular former Senator/current GOP Attorney General candidate Mike DeWine come to his defense? Me, either.
According to the Youngstown Business Journal, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray weighed in on John Kasich’s JobsOhio plan and said he had serious concerns about its lack of transparency, particularly when it came to Kasich’s assertion that the non-profit, private corporations bonus compensation system would be made exempt from disclosure:
Kasich’s privatization plan also appears to give “taxpayer-funded bonuses” to the CEOs who would sit on the not-for-profit’s board and its employees, which they would not […]Full Story... →
I’ve got yet another exclusive story in the Governor’s race, and it’s the kind that is going to make some Kasich staff turn off the coffee pot and Scott Milburn change his pants (like he needed to in 1996 after finding out Ted Strickland beat then-Congressman Frank Cremeans in their rematch of the 1994 race.)
As anyone who has followed the Kasich campaign will tell you, the Ohio Republican establishment has been fearful that John Kasich’s Wall Street experience could be a ticking time bomb that could go off right before the election, dooming its chances up and down the […]Full Story... →
The Dayton Daily News has confronted one of Ted Strickland’s “Wall Street” donors who are just as bad and responsible for this economic recession as John Kasich’s Lehman Brothers:
Buried on the 23-pages of contributions that GOP counted was $100 from Patricia Diven of Centerville who listed her occupation as ‘finance director.’
But Diven said she is no Wall Street insider. She said she works three days a week for a small non-profit agency with an annual budget of less than $500,000. She admitted that she did once visit Wall Street in the 1970s.
News that she had […]Full Story... →
We have the tape! A reader sends in secret spy footage of a strategy session in which the Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin Dewine and John Kasich communications director Scott Milburn discuss how to stop the mean Ted Strickland from attacking them mercilessly:
PS – I think I cracked the code. I knew there was a reason the carpetblogger called his home Third Base Politics. What? Who? I dunno. THIRD BASE!Full Story... →
Here’s the lede from the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s coverage of today’s bizarre press conference called by the Ohio Republican Party:
The idea that the Lehman Brothers attacks have been a dud is pretty much refuted now by the fact that Kasich first ad was not a general introductory ad to voters, or even an attack ad against Strickland, but a misleading downplaying of his role at Lehman Brothers and now an ORP press conference attacking […]Full Story... →
Eric just put up a diary at Kos detailing it.? Cross posted here.
Lee Fisher is the DSCC’s chosen candidate for US Senate in Ohio, even to the point of threatening Jennifer Brunner in December. Brunner is Fisher’s Democratic primary opponent May 4, Ohio’s sitting secretary of state, and a hero of progressives nationally.
Last week, Brunner issued a directive enforcing longstanding law that requires a voter who wishes to switch parties and receive the other party’s primary ballot to sign a statement declaring they adhere to their new party’s principles. It’s a measure designed to prevent […]Full Story... →
Like clockwork, the Ohio Republican Party thanks Lee Fisher for parroting their crap.
Kevin Dewine wants Lee Fisher to win this primary, because he knows Lee will lose to Rob Portman.? Lovely of Lee to play along, no??? I can’t think of a better way for Lee Fisher to lose this primary than to first become a Republican, and then flame out.Full Story... →
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