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Pro-CCW majority add seats in Ohio General Assembly

Democrats picked up several open seats in the House but were unable - despite predictions by both parties - to take any bite out of the GOP's strong majority. Democrats actually lost ground to the Republicans in the House. The GOP will dominate the House by 62-37. The margin now is 59-40. And by gaining one seat in the Senate, Republicans secured an important procedural advantage: the two-thirds...

Hard-fought Cleveland area victories for pro-CCW candidates

Republican Tom Patton, an OFCC PAC-endorsee from Strongsville, won a battle to succeed the retiring Sullivan in the 18th, marking the first time a Republican has represented this area in many, many years. OFCC PAC-supported Republican State Sens. Kevin Coughlin in the 27th District and Jeff Armbruster in the 13th, both of whom pulled out victories after see-saw battles against upset-minded...

''Million Moms'' can't bring out the vote - Jim Trakas (R-17) re-elected!

Last month, we reported that anti-CCW forces had decided to make Trakas' support for Concealed Carry Reform a linch pin in their campaign to unseat him . Trakas, of Independence, was hammered on television by Democratic opponent Blair Melling in the 17th District. Melling, a Solon lawyer, blasted Trakas for supporting a concealed-weapons law. Trakas endured weeks of televised attack ads...

Sen. Jacobson considering compromises with FOP on HB274?

Last week, the Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary - Civil Justice, Sen. Jacobson, told the Sun Star, a suburban Cleveland newspaper, had this to say of the Fraternal Order of Police union's continued opposition to HB274. "Right now, I'm trying to understand their position better." "I can assure you no one, not the gun lobby or anyone else, is going to tell me when to do this." "I have a...

Republican victories signals shift in Supreme Court

Republican victories in two races for the Ohio Supreme Court figure to mark a philosophical shift in a court that has increasingly come under attack. The elections on Tuesday of incumbent Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and Lt. Gov. Maureen O'Connor are expected to switch a 4-3 majority on many issues, including school funding, insurance and lawsuit liability cases. Currently, a 4-3 majority has ruled...

Vote Sicafuse in Ohio House 60

OFCC PAC-endorsed William Sicafuse needs your vote if you live in Ohio House 60. A PAC supporter emailed us the following note regarding his opponent, Sylvester Patton. ----- Original Message ----- From: [name withheld] To: [email protected] Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 8:43 PM Subject: Info on candidates stance. Sylvester Patton, Running against Sicafuse in District 60, voted and spoke...

Toledo's Allen Roy (R-47) says will finish term if he wins House

OFCC PAC-endorsed House candidate Allen Roy pledged Saturday not to accept appointment to another office if elected, while charging that his opponent may be poised to do just that. Mr. Roy, who’s seeking the vacant Ohio House District 47 seat, said at a news conference that his opponent, anti-CCW Democrat Peter Ujvagi, if elected, may not remain a state representative if he were selected to fill...

Black Calls Kettle...Black

Last week, we reported that an Ohio Court of Appeals panel was reviewing a complaint filed against Maureen O'Connor by her opponent Tim Black. A three-judge hearing panel, two Democrats and one Republican, recommended that the Court of Appeals order the ad’s immediate removal from the air and consider levying a fine or other sanction against her. Lt. Gov. O’Connor said she plans to appeal the...

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