Profiles in Cowardice: Lee Fisher
So what exactly is going on with Lee Fisher and Jennifer Brunner in the Democratic primary for the US Senate seat in Ohio? The two candidates seem intent on ignoring each other and the party and its interest groups seem to have sworn an oath to avoid talking about the primary (the biggest in this important state in a critical year). First, there was some | Read More »
Rob Portman right, Democrats wrong on health care reform
A few days ago I posted on how the Democrats were attacking US Senate Candidate Rob Portman for supposedly supporting the “status-quo” on health care (instead of the health care monstrosity currently being debate in Washington). The ODP rolled out some nonsensical attack quotes that missed the whole point. Portman has been saying since the beginning that a bill that raises costs and hurts business | Read More »
Kucinich – Then and Now
Remember Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) in 2009 who opposed the House version of ObamaCare containing a public option, because the House bill “put the government in the role of accelerating the privatization of health care.” He argued that ObamaCare solution is ”within the current structure of a predatory, for-profit insurance system which makes money not providing health care.” Well, that same Congressman Kucinich has changed and now supports a bill without | Read More »
Ohio Democratic Party fails reading comprehension and logic on health care
This story from the Dayton Daily News is revealing in so many ways: On a day that brought President Barack Obama to Ohio to make a final appeal for congressional approval of his health care overhaul plan, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman had a different message. “I pray that it will not pass,” Portman said on Monday, March 15. His comments came in a | Read More »
Why John Kasich will be the next governor of Ohio
Yes, I just claimed that John Kasich is going to be Ohio’s next governor. This is not meant as hyperbole. I really believe Kasich is going to beat Governor Strickland in November. This is not based on deep study of the polls or a county-by-county analysis or anything of that sort. It is more of a gut feeling based on how I see the campaign | Read More »
Cleveland Jewish News Smears Rob Portman
UPDATE: Cleveland Jewish News has changed the headline. It now reads: “State reps urge Portman to sever ties over group’s “Nazi” posting” See? That is the kind of power this blog wields … I wasn’t planning on writing on this issue (I have little time to write as it is) but when Leon pointed out this headline on Red Hot I felt compelled to post: | Read More »
Ohio Governor Strickland: incompetent or corrupt?
The scandals just keep coming from the Strickland administration: A state investigation of an alleged scheme to cover up the use of illegal immigrants to remodel a state-leased office building is now in the hands of the Franklin County prosecutor’s office. But state troopers say they had to stand their ground to ensure the case reached the prosecutor. Former State Highway Patrol Lt. Col. William | Read More »
Senator Lamar Alexander 1, President Obama 0
If you are scoring at home for this particular “inning” as it were … Get our facts straight indeed.
John Kasich: Devoted to a New Day for Ohio.
I have a longer post brewing on the Ohio governor’s race jumping off the latest polls, etc. but until that is done check out this nice candidate introduction video from team Kasisch:
Tommy Newberry on The War on Success
I am wrapping up my time here at CPAC 2010. But before I head to the airport, I had the pleasure to talk with Tommy Newberry, author of The War on Success, about his book. And he graciously took a minute to give us a quick take on why you should read it. For more check out the website.
John C. Felmy from API on smart energy policy
I am out here at CPAC 2010 in Washington, DC networking with some of the other talented RS editors and a host of other bloggers. I had the chance to talk to John C. Felmy who is chief economist at API about energy policy and moving forward with smart policies. A lot of people like to claim that conservatives don’t have any solutions – that we are | Read More »
Ganley switching to take on Betty Sutton?
I had heard this was in the works a few weeks ago, and it has been discussed quite a bit on Twitter, but now we have a link (that makes it credible, right? Yeah, journalism!) Wealthy car dealer Tom Ganley (R) is dropping out of the open-seat Ohio Senate race and will challenge Rep. Betty Sutton (D) in the 13th district instead, according to a | Read More »
John Kasich: Thanks Redstate for what you do
If you talk to the editors about being associated with Redstate one of the first things they will tell you is how cool it is to hear how popular the site is with politicians, activists and grassroots folks all around the country. It means a lot when you meet someone and they say: “Oh, I love Redstate – read it everyday.” Well, it just so | Read More »
Bill Johnson announces for Ohio’s 6th Congressional district
I thought I would pass this along in case you hadn’t seen it elsewhere. From the press release: Conservative Republican Bill Johnson today announced his candidacy for Congress in Ohio’s 6th district. Johnson is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, entrepreneur and currently servesas Chief Information Officer of a publicly traded manufacturing company. He says his experiences have helped propel his decision to run for | Read More »
Mike Kilburn to challenge Jean Schmidt in OH-02
DDN has the story on Kilburn filing papers: Warren County commissioner Mike Kilburn is expected to file petitions today, Jan. 20 to challenge U.S. House Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Miami Twp. in the May Republican primary. Kilburn, a commissioner for 28 years, said it’s time for a more conservative approach in the 2nd Congressional District, which covers eastern Warren County and a large portion of several | Read More »
Kasich and Portman Ahead in Ohio Right to Life Polling
Ohio Right to Life has some new poll data on both the governor’s race and the race for the US Senate in Ohio: Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich and U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman lead their respective opponents in a new poll released today by Ohio Right to Life Society. The Wenzel Strategies telephone survey of 1001 Ohio registered voters found Kasich holds a 10-point lead | Read More »
John Kasich and Mary Taylor – Strong Ohio Ticket in 2010
As I noted earlier, I was able to attend the press conference yesterday after the announcement – via Twitter – that Ohio gubernatorial candidate John Kasich had selected State Auditor Mary Taylor to be his running mate. Do some technical difficulties with YouTube this post was delayed until this morning (and let me apologize for the video quality in advance – I need a tripod). | Read More »
ORP Chair DeWine and Rep. Tiberi on Kasich-Taylor
I was at the press conference today where Ohio gubernatorial candidate John Kasich announced his choice of State Auditor Mary Taylor for Lieutenant Governor. I have a longer video and post coming but wanted to post this quick take from two people I spoke with today: Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine and Congressman Pat Tiberi. Perhaps not surprisingly, they both think it means good | Read More »
Portman’s hard work is paying off
Rob Portman has been working hard. He is well on his way to visiting all eighty-eight counties in Ohio; and with real meetings and events not just drive throughs. And he has been a fundraising monster; out raising Brunner and Fisher by significant amounts each and every cycle. Soon we will find out just how badly he has beaten the Dems this cycle. I am | Read More »
Rob Portman US Senate Campaign Update
I had the chance to stop by the new campaign headquarters of Rob Portman today as they kick their US Senate campaign into full gear in 2010. Portman was kind enough to take a moment to give me an update which I captured with my handy-dandy Flip Video camera. Rasmussen in early December reported the following: The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state | Read More »