Ohio Politics

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,...

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,...

Ohio Poll: Taft lead over Hagan holding steady, Taft fundraising eclipses Hagan

The latest Ohio Poll, released Wednesday, October 23 by the University of Cincinnati’s Institute for Policy Research, shows Governor Bob Taft with a 54 to 38 percent lead over Tim Hagan. In a similar poll released last month, Taft had a 53 to 35 percent lead. Recent anti-Concealed Carry Reform comments by Hagan have highlighted this race in the eyes of self-defense reformers more than some would...

Ohio Poll: Stratton pulls ahead in KEY Supreme Court Race

According to an Ohio Poll released Wednesday, Oct. 23, Justice Evelyn Stratton has stretched out to a 38 percent to 31 percent lead over her opponent for the Nov. 5 election with 30 percent undecided. In previous polls, the candidates were shown in a statistical dead heat, but the majority of voters had yet to form an opinion. As more and more people are informed, this poll suggests they are...

The Company He Keeps: Ted Kennedy Visits Ohio in Support of Hagan

U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass made his second visit to Ohio in support of Democrat Timothy F. Hagan's battle to unseat Gov. Bob Taft. "I, for one, am tired of playing defensive ball,'' Kennedy told a cheering crowd of 500 United Auto Workers at a convention in Huron, 100 miles north of Columbus on Lake Erie. "I want to see Tim Hagan elected governor so labor can go on the offensive. Kennedy...

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