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Ohio Conservatives: No good choice for Governor?

A recent Columbus Dispatch story reports that Ohio's more conservative voters say their backing of Taft comes with reservations. Among other things they list as points of contention, they tell the story of one Ned Burden, 38, a Honda employee from Sidney. Ned spoke for many of us when he told the Dispatch that he backs Taft reluctantly, since he would like the governor to get behind a House-...

Fine Young (pro-CCW) Democrats

Derrick Seaver (D - 78), 20, is running for re-election after the Auglaize County man became the youngest person to become an Ohio legislator when he took office two years ago. He is a proven pro-Concealed Cary Reform voter, and OFCC PAC has endorsed his candidacy. At 18, Kenneth Bailey (D) is trying to become a state legislator. He graduated from Norwalk High School in May, and now he campaigns...

AGAIN! State Bar condemns 2nd anti-Stratton ad as maligning judiciary

For the second time in the last week , an anti-Justice Evelyn Stratton television advertisement, intended to benefit her opponent Janet Burnside, has been condemned by the Ohio State Bar Association. The ad - produced by a political action committee funded by trial lawyers, teachers, and unions - impugns the integrity of candidates for two seats on the court by suggesting they are biased,...

Dayton Daily News/ OFCC PAC endorse John White (R) for House 38

Republican John White is seeking re-election to represent Ohio House District 38. Both OFCC PAC and the Dayton Daily News endorse him. In the newspapers words, "[White] has represented his district and community energetically and thoughtfully, and he deserves re-election." OFCC PAC has been impressed with John White's voting record on CCW/self-defense-related issues. His familiarity and...

Dayton Daily News/ OFCC PAC endorse Jon Husted (R) for House 37

Republican Jon Husted is seeking re-election to represent Ohio House District 37. Both OFCC PAC and the Dayton Daily News endorse him. In the newspapers words, "Rep. Husted has earned a second term. Rep. Husted's name receives frequent mention among representatives to watch for House leadership. In an era of term limits, that goal is wholly realistic. ...Rep. Husted has been a loyal GOP soldier...

Flush with campaign cash, Gov. Taft supports KEY RACES

With his own campaign war chest overflowing, Gov. Bob Taft is sharing the largess with fellow Republicans in key races across the state. Governor Taft gave $5,500 each to the two Republican candidates for Supreme Court. Incumbent Justice Evelyn Stratton is locked in a re-election battle with Democratic Cuyahoga County Commissioner Janet Burnside. Lt. Gov. Maureen O’Connor is opposed by Democrat...

KEY RACE: Battlegrounds for Concealed Carry Reform defined by campaign spending

Ohio House Republicans have spent themselves into a deficit with a $4.8 million blitz in an attempt to hold their 59-40, pro-Concealed Carry Reform edge. Their Democratic counterparts still have $581,893 to unload before the Nov. 5 election on anti-Reform campaigns. House Minority Leader Greg L. DiDonato of New Philadelphia said at least $700,000 would be spent in trying to unseat Republican Sens...

KEY RACE: Stratton Campaign Donations Boosted

Bolstered by an infusion of $150,000 in just six weeks, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton has stretched her fund-raising lead in the closest race on the statewide ballot. Because current Lt. Gov. Maureen O'Connor is well ahead of her opponent, Democrat Tim Black, many contributors are redirecting their money to Stratton. "When the polls showed that O'Connor had a large lead,...

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