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Hagan & Flanary campaigns deny involvement in UAW CCW letter

Yesterday we reported that a document is being circulated around a union "shop" that remained unnamed. In response to our massive distribution of that information, numerous people have come forward to tell us that they too received the letter. One confirmation comes from an employee at GM Powertrain - UAW 211. The actual document is now available on the OFCC website in PDF format. If you would...

Why We Fight: Supremes protect life of cop-killer, but not law-abiding Ohioans

The following is a stunning Election-eve display of just how important the election of Evelyn Stratton and Maureen O'Connor to the high court truly is: The Ohio Supreme Court has just thrown out the death sentence of a Zanesville man who was convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy on a technicality. Voting 4-3 Wednesday, the court vacated the sentence of Tony Gross, who was convicted of...

Maureen O'Connor Shines in Debate against Black

Current Lt. Gov. Maureen O'Connor and Democrat Tim Black, candidates for Ohio Supreme Court, were entertaining last night as they sparred on a live statewide television forum. O'Connor, who has been well ahead in most public-opinion polls, appeared confident while Black's responses were often dry, almost robotic. He exhaustively repeated the fact that he has served nine years as a judge, while at...

Under pressure, Burnside denounces anti-Stratton ads in debate

After weeks of refusing to disassociate herself from a supporting PAC's negative ads against her opponent, Evelyn Stratton, the liberal Janet Burnside finally bent. Under mounting pressure from major media, after official condemnation from the Ohio State Bar Association, and with slipping poll numbers, Burnside denounced the ads Tuesday evening in a statewide televised debate. "The people who...

Hagan smelling trouble with labor on the gun issue?

Less than two weeks ago, while discussing what he could have done better in his first debate with Governor Taft, Tim Hagan told the Columbus Dispatch he thinks Ohio's existing affirmative defense law is good enough for those wishing to carry concealed. "I should have been clear in saying I don't think everyone in Ohio should have access to a gun,'' Hagan said, reiterating that he opposes the...

What if the Ohio House Minority Leader threw a party, and no-one showed up?

A rally which featured House Minority Leader Dean DePiero of Parma attracted a scant six members of the OU Democrat Club and three others. Eight elected Democratic county officeholders, a Democratic county office candidate, the party’s county chairwoman and four news media representatives outnumbered participants at a Wednesday afternoon rally held at the Athens County Courthouse The event was...

Two experienced politicians go head to head in District 17

Two experienced politicians are competing to represent the newly-redrawn 17th Ohio Senate District. The Republican Party is trying to move the pro-CCW, OFCC PAC-endorsed John Carey of Wellston from the Ohio House to the Ohio Senate, while Democrats seek to maintain a seat for veteran Senator Michael Shoemaker of Bourneville. Carey has served in the House since 1994. He is vice-chairman of the...

Warren, OH's Tribune-Chronicle joins Stratton-O'Connor endorsement sweep

The endorsements for Justice Evelyn Stratton & Maureen O'Connor for Supreme Court keep piling up. Warren, OH's Tribune-Chronicle has announced their endorsement for the two Republican candidates as well, joining a long and impressive list of major Ohio newspapers. In the newspaper's words, "We feel the qualifications of both Stratton and O'Connor make them the candidates most qualified to be...

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