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Plain Dealer: Legislator starts drive to remove three justices

Columbus - A state lawmaker has started a drive to remove three Ohio Supreme Court justices from the bench. Rep. Ron Young is seeking co-sponsors for a resolution to remove Justices Paul Pfeifer, Francis Sweeney and Alice Robie Resnick. This represents the first attempt by the General Assembly to discharge a justice in 194 years, Supreme Court officials said. The action by Young, a Leroy Township...

States Reconsider Limits On Law-Abiding Gun Owners

As violent crime rates continue to drop in states that allow citizens to carry concealed firearms, some of those states are reconsidering the limits they place on that constitutional right. According to data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, the violent crime rate in the U.S. has dropped every year since 1991 and hit a 23-year low in 2002. In that same period, 17 states added CCW laws and 13...

DDN: Taft likely to become Chair of Republican Gov. Assoc.

Buried in a Dayton Daily News story about Taft's inauguration is this tidbit on future power possibilities for the governor: "Taft is vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association and is expected to move up to chairman next year." To express your desire to keep liberal Republicans like Bob Taft out of national leadership roles, click on the link below: Republican Governors Association Let...

AP: Bennett re-elected as Ohio GOP chief

The Ohio Republican Party - fresh off a third straight sweep of statewide offices - has re-elected Chairman Robert Bennett to an eighth two-year term. The party's state central and executive committee gave Bennett its endorsement on Sunday. Last month, Bennett said he would seek another term, two years after saying that term might be his last. Bennett, 63, has been chairman since 1988 and has...

Dispatch: Republican rivalry brewing for 2006

Those interested in electing a true pro-CCW to the Ohio governorship in 2004 will be interested in a report filed today in the Columbus Dispatch. Auditor Betty Montgomery, Attorney General Jim Petro, Treasurer Joe Deters and Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell each want the Republican nomination for the office of governor in 2006, when Gov. Bob Taft is barred from seeking a third consecutive...

Enquirer: Bradley likely bound for a national stage

The Cincinnati Enquirer has printed an extensive piece on Ohio's new Lt. Gov., Jennette Bradley (R), who appears in next month's Jet magazine. "In four years she will be in high demand," said Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett, who foresees a prime speaking position for her at the 2004 presidential convention. "I think the opportunities for her right now are unlimited." While Ms. Bradley's...

Lawmaker gets ready for term

Now that January is here, Trumbull County's new state senator, Sen.-to-be Marc Dann, D-Liberty, is busy getting ready for his first term in the Ohio General Assembly. As OFCC PAC reported on December 13 , Dann was selected from among four candidates to fill the seat being vacated by Timothy J. Ryan and is expecting 50 to 60 friends and relatives for his swearing in on Monday. The first order of...

Stivers Seated in Senate

Republican Senator Steve Stivers of Columbus was sworn in Thursday at a special session. The 37-year-old former Bank One government affairs vice president succeeds Priscilla Mead, who resigned the 16th Senate District seat to escape the fund-raising grind and other aspects of political life.

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