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KEY RACE: Poll shows Stratton-Burnside race dead heat

The tightest statewide race of the fall campaign appears to be between an incumbent Ohio Supreme Court justice and her challenger, according to a newspaper poll. The poll results, published Monday by The Columbus Dispatch, show the race between Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Janet Burnside to be a virtual tie. Burnside's edge over Stratton was 25...

Hagan spouts fear-based rhetoric on Conceal Carry Reform

Buried in an Athens Messenger story about gubernatorial hopeful Tim Hagan's ideas on fixing the state budget were these comments about his beliefs concerning HB274: "Hagan...is opposed to the concealed weapons bill as it is presently written. Hagan said more restrictions need to placed on the bill so law enforcement has greater discretion." "'We don't want guns in the hands of the mentally-ill,...

KEY RACE: OFCC PAC endorses Mary Taylor (R) for House 43

Mary Taylor is seeking election to the Ohio House, District 43. Taylor is committed to being a strong advocate for Conceal Carry Reform and self-defense rights in the Ohio House. OFCC PAC believes her election will ensure continued strong support for Ohio CCW initiatives in the House. All indications point to this as a very close race, where doing a little can help a lot! Mary Taylor needs your...

KEY RACE: OFCC PAC endorses Terri Hauenstein (R) for House 68

Terri Hauenstein is seeking election to the Ohio House, District 68. Hauenstein is committed to being a strong advocate for Conceal Carry Reform and self-defense rights in the Ohio House. OFCC PAC believes her election will ensure continued strong support for Ohio CCW initiatives in the House. All indications point to this as a very close race, where doing a little can help a lot! Terri...

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...

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