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KEY RACE: OFCC PAC endorses Linda Reidelbach (R) to House 21

Incumbent Linda Reidelbach of Columbus is seeking a second term to the Ohio House, in the newly redistricted House District 21. Reidelbach was a major advocate for Conceal Carry Reform and self-defense rights in the Ohio House during her first term. She was a primary sponsor of HB225. OFCC PAC has been impressed with Linda Reidelbach's voting record on CCW/self-defense-related issues. Her...

Cleveland Plain Dealer/ OFCC PAC endorse Dan Trif (R)

Republican Dan Trif is campaigning to unseat incumbent Michael DeBose in the 47th Ohio House District, and both OFCC and the Cleveland Plain Dealer endorse him. In the newspaper's words, "Dan Trif, a business and political consultant making his first run for elected office, is familiar with both the state's and the district's pressing issues. On each of these issues, he speaks knowledgeably and...

Ohio Democrats Putting A Premium On Supreme Court Races

The state's latest monthly campaign finance reports indicate the Ohio Democratic Party is placing a strong emphasis on winning two Ohio Supreme Court seats up for election this year. The reports say the party bolstered the campaign treasury of Supreme Court candidate Janet Burnside by $65,000 in September. The party already had given $185,000 to Tim Black, a Hamilton County Municipal Court judge...

Scare Tactics: Anti-CCW Reform ads on t.v.

Representative Jim Trakas (R-17), a proven Concealed-Carry Reform supporter who has received OFCC PAC's endorsement, has recently come under attack for his staunch support of the 2nd Amendment and self-defense rights of Ohioans. Televised ads are running 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...

Cleveland Plain Dealer endorses Stratton & O'Connor

In its endorsement of Evelyn Lundberg-Stratton and Lt. Gov. Maureen O'Connor for Ohio Supreme Court, the Cleveland Plain Dealer notes that "Ohio needs judges who are satisfied with their constitutionally defined role." They point out that Stratton has already proven she understand a Justice's role, pointing out that "she [has] proved reluctant to usurp the legislature's turf. ...In most cases,...

Dirty Tricks begin in District 13: Senate challenger desperate

Democrat Sue Morano claimed Friday that state Sen. Jeffry Armbruster attempted to profit after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by raising prices at a gas station he owns in Bay Village. Her campaign manager, Jack Kilroy, furthered her claim by saying that prices at Armbruster’s Bay Village Shell station rose 50 cents a gallon Sept. 11. But the State Attorney General's Office (not to mention...

Cincinnati Enquirer to Democrat Court Candidates: ''No Smear tactics, please

Here we go again. Ohio got a sneak preview of a possible sequel to the ugly smear tactics that marred the 2000 Ohio Supreme Court campaign. This year, it's coming from the other side of the political spectrum. An eight-page memo obtained by the Cleveland Plain Dealer details a "class warfare" strategy that supporters of the two Democratic-supported nominees for the court, Tim Black and Janet...

Akron Beacon Journal/ OFCC PAC endorse John Hagan (R) for House 50

Incumbent John Hagan of Alliance is seeking a second term in the 50th Ohio House District, and both OFCC and the Akron Beacon Journal endorse him. As the Journal put it, "As a freshman, Hagan, 47, has shown a good grasp of difficult issues. He has also shown an ability to make substantive contributions." "Hagan's advantage of legislative experience counts. He has proved a quick study and capable...

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