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''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...

Under Attack by anti-CCW forces: Jim Trakas (R-17) Needs your Help Nov. 5!

Last month, we reported that anti-CCW forces had decided to make Jim Trakas' (R-17) support for Concealed Carry Reform a linch pin in their campaign to unseat him . Attack ads were televised in the 17th House District, essentially making the claim that Trakas supports Wild West-type justice and that he wants to make it easier for criminals to get guns. We have also learned about a recent letter...

''Million Moms'' can't muster 20 at anti-Jim Trakas (R-17) Rally

Last week, OFCC PAC became aware of an election eve rally being staged by Ohio's contingent of the nearly bankrupt Million Mom March against pro-CCW legislator Jim Trakas (R-17). We put out an urgent call for support in staging a counter-rally, and you responded! Pro-CCW supporters outnumbered the so-called "Million Moms" nearly 2 to 1. Following are reports from those who were there: Perhaps the...

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