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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...

Canton Repository/ OFCC PAC endorse Stratton for Supreme Court

Stratton has earned new term on court Evelyn Lundberg Stratton is running for re-election to the Ohio Supreme Court. The Canton Repository and OFCC PAC endorse her candidacy. In the newspaper's own words, "she generally takes a conservative position on the court, reluctant to open new avenues for monetary reward in civil suits. She does not aspire to do the Legislature’s job by writing new law...

Business, Lawyers Groups Back Different Candidates For Supreme Court

In the two Ohio Supreme Court races in the November 5th election, groups are pushing candidates because of whether they are perceived as tending to be pro- or anti-business. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce endorsed Lundberg Stratton and Lieutenant Governor Maureen O'Connor, who is running for an open seat. Both are Republicans. The Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers backs Burnside and Hamilton County...

OFCC PAC Endorses Rep. Derrick Seaver (D) for House 78

Ohio House Race Pits Political Experience Against Life Experience Incumbent Democrat Derrick Seaver is putting his political experience against Republican John Adams' life experience in the race for an Ohio House seat in the western part of the state. Seaver, of Minster, is 20 and has been a House member for two years. He became the youngest state representative in Ohio history when he took...

Akron Beacon Journal/ OFCC PAC endorse Scott Oelslager (R) for House 51

After serving in the Ohio Senate since 1985, Stark County Republican Scott Oelslager this year faced an insurmountable re-election barrier: term limits. So Oelslager targeted the Ohio House seat in the 51st District. The newly drawn 51st Ohio House District includes parts of Tuscarawas, Perry and Plain townships, all of Jackson Township and Massillon and North Canton. Both the newspaper, and OFCC...

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