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Two experienced politicians go head to head in District 17

Two experienced politicians are competing to represent the newly-redrawn 17th Ohio Senate District. The Republican Party is trying to move the pro-CCW, OFCC PAC-endorsed John Carey of Wellston from the Ohio House to the Ohio Senate, while Democrats seek to maintain a seat for veteran Senator Michael Shoemaker of Bourneville. Carey has served in the House since 1994. He is vice-chairman of the...

Warren, OH's Tribune-Chronicle joins Stratton-O'Connor endorsement sweep

The endorsements for Justice Evelyn Stratton & Maureen O'Connor for Supreme Court keep piling up. Warren, OH's Tribune-Chronicle has announced their endorsement for the two Republican candidates as well, joining a long and impressive list of major Ohio newspapers. In the newspaper's words, "We feel the qualifications of both Stratton and O'Connor make them the candidates most qualified to be...

Zanesville Times-Recorder highlights key difference between Stratton & Burnside

In a state where many major rulings are made by 4-3 decisions, every seat on the Ohio Supreme Court is precious. And this year one of the tightest statewide races involves one of those seats, as Democrat Janet Burnside tries to unseat Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton. Burnside's main backers, trial lawyers and labor unions, would like to see her win to ensure the court's 4-3...

Lorain, OH's Morning Journal endorses Jeffry Armbruster for Senate 13

Republican Jeffry Armbruster has represented Senate District 13 since 1998, and is seeking re-election. In the Lorain, OH Morning Journal's words, "He is a successful businessman, owning a chain of gasoline stations, and has served as mayor and councilman in North Ridgeville. Armbruster knows the people and knows the ropes as far as getting things done at the state level." Armbruster's opponent,...

Stratton rips ‘frivolous’ ad promoting her campaign, wants it taken off the air

When Democrat Supreme Court candidates Black and Burnside were asked to request the removal of PAC attack ads benefitting them, they refused. Even in the face of the ads' being condemned by the State Bar Association , and even as three appeals-court judges in Lima unanimously found that there is probable cause that one of Burnside's campaign ads violated the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct , both...

Cleveland Plain Dealer/ OFCC PAC endorse Chuck Calvert (R) for House 69

In the words of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Charles Calvert, state representative for the 69th District, "is a strong candidate who deserves election to a third, two-year term." Both the OFCC PAC and the Cleveland Plain Dealer endorse him. OFCC PAC has been impressed with Chuck Calvert's voting record on CCW/self-defense-related issues. His familiarity and experience with HB274, for which he...

Burnside ad may violate judicial code, judges say

The Ohio Republican Party has secured a hearing Wednesday Oct. 30 in Lima on a complaint filed against Judge Janet R. Burnside. Yesterday, three appeals-court judges unanimously found that there is probable cause that one of Burnside's campaign ads violated the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct. Republican Party Chairman Robert T. Bennett alleged the Democratic Supreme Court candidate's first...

KEY RACE: Cincinnati Post endorses Evelyn Stratton (R) for Supreme Court

Completing what has clearly become a major media sweep in Ohio, the Cincinnati Post has joined the the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Columbus Dispatch, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Toledo Blade, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Canton Repository (not to mention OFCC PAC and the NRA!) in its enthusiastic support for Justice Evelyn Stratton (R) for Ohio Supreme Court. Justice Stratton, the daughter...

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