Gov. Strickland (D, OH) supporter attacks war veteran at rally.
(H/T: Third Base Politics) Do you know this guy? Because he went after a Iraq War veteran at a Ted Strickland rally. Dumped hot coffee on him, then came back later to give said veteran the finger (in case you were wondering whether it was deliberate or not). The cops would like to discuss the matter with the assailant, so if you know him, please | Read More »
First OH-GOV Kasich/Strickland debate tonight.
For those so interested; it’ll be on tonight at 8 PM EST. The live video feed should be available via this link; if not, check here. I spoke with the John Kasich campaign today: they fully expect Strickland to keep playing the anti-NAFTA card while steadfastly ignoring the fact that Strickland is heavily dependent on Bill Clinton (the Big NAFTA Dog himself) to somehow save | Read More »
Ohio and the limits to Demagoguery.
The unusual thing about this article (“Losing the Class War“) is not its message. Its message is in fact pretty straightforward: to wit, that the Democratic nominees for Senator and Governor in Ohio are both trying, and failing, to rouse public anger against the Republican nominees through some good, old-fashioned pseudo-populist demagoguery. They’re trying this because both Gov. Strickland (who is losing his re-election bid | Read More »
Meet Tom Ganley (R CAND, OH-13).
Tom is running to overturn Betty Sutton in OH-13, which is not particularly enjoying the industrial downturn. One thing that I’ve noticed: there are a lot of people running this year who have gotten sick and tired of our Democratic self-appointed would-be elites, would-be technocrats. Tom is one of them, and he spoke with RedState today: Tom’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Strickland, Fisher cronies/donors indicted.
OK, this one is going to require a bit of background. Short version: Ohio courts have just indicted a bunch of Democrats – some of whom have links to both Governor Strickland (D-OH) and Lt Governor Fisher (D-OH) – in a complicated real estate corruption case. The word ‘tendrils’ comes to mind: stick around and you’ll see why.
Fisher without Bait: tales of the 2Q in Ohio.
The 2nd quarter results are in for Rob Portman (R) and Lee Fisher (d), and it’s not… actually, it’s quite pretty. Portman brought in almost three times as much cash (2.65 million vs. 1 million) and has an almost nine-to-one advantage in cash-on-hand right now (8.8 million to 1 million). I originally got the latter’s details via email: for some reason, Fisher isn’t bragging about | Read More »
Democrats, signs, and hoisting on petards.
You get the feeling that possibly Democratic politicians are starting to get nervous about November: they’re starting to advertise anywhere that they can. Third Base Politics has the saga of Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15), who put up a big honking sign at her HQ, then had to bring it back down for a zoning violation. Kilroy, of course, is the Congresswoman currently trying to | Read More »
The Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15) Timeline of Lies.
Since Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15) is apparently unclear about this entire causality thing, allow me to remind her of her recent history. October 3, 2008. HR 1424 (TARP) is passed in the House. November4, 2008. Mary Jo Kilroy is elected to Congress. January 3, 2009. Kilroy is sworn in as Congresswoman. January 21, 2009. HR 384 (TARP Reform and Accountability Act) is passed in | Read More »
Lee Fisher (D CAND, OH-SEN) and sweet, sweet corporate lobbyist money.
Dirty, dirty lobbyist money, too – at least, if you’re a progressive – but that just adds that little sparkle to Lee’s eyes, I’m betting. He’s got that look. Lobbyists for drug, oil and hedge fund industries to mix, mingle with Lee Fisher and Sherrod Brown Read the entire article, which first lists some of the Big Pharma, Big Oil, and hedge fund clients of | Read More »
OH County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora (D) threatens reporter’s wife.
This was pretty funny, right up to the moment where (Democratic) Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora threatened reporter Henry Gomez’s wife. The background is as follows: Dimora is being investigated as part of a corruption probe* – yes, I know, corruption in Cuyahoga county; how shocking – and Dimora is a bit upset about the way Gomez (and his paper the Plain Dealer) is covering | Read More »
Well, at least Meghan Cofield’s getting work.
Who is Meghan Cofield? Well, she’s a Ohio worker who lost her job, and it’s all John Kasich’s fault! No, wait, it was all John McCain’s fault! Yeah. That was an ad from 2008 – same person, and even some of the same footage – when Barack Obama was pretending to be hating on NAFTA (needless to say, that promise came with an expiration date: | Read More »
Reducing OH unemployment, one jobs czar at a time.
It’s… innovative, for a given value of ‘innovative:’ creating a new job in the Ohio state government to address why the Ohio state government has not been able to create jobs, I mean. Ohio needs a jobs czar to envision ways of putting Ohioans back to work and to coordinate programs scattered across nine state agencies, a new report concludes. The report, “Help Wanted: a | Read More »
Portman rivals Rubio in 1Q fundraising: 2.35 million.
Not too shabby: Rob Portman announced today that his U.S. Senate campaign raised $2.35 million during the first three months of 2010 and has $7.6 million cash-on-hand. More than 5,600 individuals contributed to the campaign during the first quarter, bringing the total number of individual supporters to more than 13,000 – over 80 percent of whom are Ohioans. Couple that with his polling outside the | Read More »
Democrats get another GOP office vandalized.
This time, in Ohio: ‘Stop right wing’ is message to local GOP Delivered via brick through HQ window MARION — Two Republican party officials were shocked to hear someone had thrown a brick through a window at their headquarters downtown — with a message directed at stopping conservatism. “Stop the right wing,” was written in purple ink on a piece of notebook paper. [snip] It | Read More »
John Boccieri: confirmed not-yet-decided on health care.
I just got off the phone with someone from John Boccieri’s (D, OH-16) office. Rep. Boccieri, you might remember, was one of the four Congressmen that Rep. Clyburn suggested were possible ‘yes’ votes on the health care bill, and who were later rumored to have switched their votes. I’m informed of the following: Rep. Boccieri has not made a final decision; His office has gotten | Read More »
Ohio state Senator racially slurred…
…but it’s all right: she wasn’t being a proper Democrat, anyway. CLEVELAND, OHIO — A controversial editorial cartoon in the Call & Post, a weekly Cleveland newspaper with a large black readership, has increased the racial and political tensions surrounding Cuyahoga County government reform and one of its key backers. The cartoon, which appeared on the front page of Wednesday’s paper, depicts State. Sen. Nina | Read More »
He’s tanned (not really), toupee’d, and ready to… why, he’s ready to do anything at all for OH-17, really. Anything. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Seven years in prison doesn’t appear to have changed former U.S. Rep. James Traficant’s style whatsoever, and the 1,200 supporters who gathered at a Boardman banquet hall Sunday afternoon loved him for it. “I was a quarterback. I was a congressman. Now | Read More »
PPP: Strickland/Kasich within margin of error.
Not that they noted that, really. But there’s still been some erosion of Strickland’s support in the last several months, whether PPP’s explicit about it or not: 43% of Ohio voters approve of how Strickland is doing his job as Governor, while 42% disapprove. A January PPP survey found the numbers at 48/35. Strickland’s approval among Democrats has dropped from 70% to 62%, an unusually | Read More »
A Gov. Ted Strickland (D, OH) timeline on gambling.
2006: Senator Bi-Partisan in Gambling Debate Republican Sen. George Voinovich helped persuade Ted Strickland, the Democratic nominee for governor, to oppose any proposal to introduce slot machines that are similiar to casino gambling in Ohio through an issue on the November ballot. Voinovich, who thinks gambling is a powerful addiction and can be destructive to families, has opposed any expansion beyond current law since a | Read More »
Great moments in Democratic responsibility.
Harry S Truman (President of the United States) – his motto: “The Buck Stops Here!“ John F Kennedy (Author of Profiles in Courage, President of the United States) – regarding the Bay of Pigs fiasco: “President Kennedy has stated from the beginning that as President he bears sole responsibility for the events of the past few days. He has stated it on all occasions and | Read More »