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“Josh Mandel is intentionally neglecting the job Ohioans asked him to do just a few short months ago and his claim that he’s focused on the Treasurer’s office is both laughable and insulting,” said Ohio Democratic Party press secretary Justin Barasky. “Ohio deserves a full-time Treasurer, not someone who begins planning for yet another campaign before the paint has time to dry in his new office.”

It’s pretty much been amateur hour at the Mandel campaign.  As he touts his conservative bona fides by getting the endorsements of various conservative leaders, he’s cowardly avoided a visible role […]

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Just because he called the bailout of GM “throwing good money after bad,” apparently, didn’t stop Governor Kasich from going up to Toledo to participate in GM’s announcement that it was adding 400 jobs there. I wonder if they served him crow for lunch?

Meanwhile, ODP takes the opportunity to attack… Ken Blackwell over his opposition to the GM bailout that the non-lawyer called potentially “illegal.” Being a Republican means never having to admit you were wrong.

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Mandel vs. Coughlin vs. Blackwell.

This is already shaping up to be more brutal than the Brunner vs. Fisher primary ever really got.

“Kevin Coughlin, Josh Mandel, and Ken Blackwell are finding it’s much easier to take shots at each other than to explain their positions on dangerous schemes that undermine middle class Ohioans and dismantle Medicare,” said Ohio Democratic Party press secretary Justin Barasky. “Now D.C. Republicans are forced to look at Ohio and shake their heads as they find themselves with a slate of candidates engaging in an uncomfortable primary fight that they were hoping to […]

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The question is, though, is this an issue that will motivate voters?  I mean those of us who already dislike Mandel will seize on this, and the fact that he’s running for higher office before serving three months in the position he was just elected, as a reason to continue to dislike Mandel.  But does this “promise” breaking cost Mandel with any of his supporters?  Or with Independents?

I think a more effective knock against Mandel is here’s a guy who will say anything to win (even if that requires him to do a 180 on gay rights, for […]

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Last week, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern notified the Ohio Democratic Party’s Executive Committee and county party chairs that Doug Kelly and Lauren Groh-Wargo would be leaving ODP to go into business together:

Executive Director Doug Kelly and Deputy Executive Director Lauren Groh-Wargo have decided to tackle a new challenge that will utilize their talents not just here in Ohio, but across the country, in helping build stronger, more effective state-based organizations. 

While I am disappointed that these two extraordinary leaders have decided to leave ODP, I am excited they will remain in Ohio and continue to […]

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