Ohio Politics

Clinton Starring In Cleveland Fundraiser For Hagan’s Campaign

Bill Clinton will host a fund-raiser in Cleveland for Democratic candidate Tim Hagan. Clinton’s appearance is part of a three-state trip to Ohio, Illinois and Michigan to support Democratic candidates. Clinton will speak at the Hagan event. Hagan hopes Clinton’s star power can help him raise some campaign funds. Reports filed last week show Governor Bob Taft has $8.4 million on hand. By...

Candidates To Campaign Together

Candidates for House seat will campaign together Reps. Tom Lendrum and Chris Redfern were put into the same district this year after lawmakers redrew the boundaries of the state's legislative districts. The new map pushed Lendrum, R-Huron, out of the district where he has lived for more than 20 years and into the one represented by Redfern, D-Port Clinton.

Supremes Agree to Hear Hamilton Co. CCW Case

Ohio's Supreme Court, which has become known in recent years for 4-3 split-decisions which effectively legislate from the bench, has agreed to hear the Hamilton County CCW case, of which Ohioans for Concealed Carry is a part. Read about the Court's announcement in the Dispatch. Commentary by Chad D. Baus: Because the court has become so well known for deciding along ideological lines (four...

POLL: Key Ohio Supreme Court race up for grabs

The media has certainly picked up on the importance of the Supreme Court contests in Ohio this fall. Read the Toledo Blade story. Then check out the analysis in the Columbus Dispatch. Commentary by Chad D. Baus: Justice Stratton is a proven pro-gun conservative with the voting record to prove it. Call your county Republican party HQ and get a yard sign. Take some to friends too. Offer to help her...

Poll shows a surprisingly close governor's race

This is not supposed to be happening. Democrat Timothy F. Hagan -- lagging in name recognition, outgunned in campaign cash and all but written off by political experts -- is within striking distance of the incumbent in Ohio's race for governor. Hagan's biggest advantage? His name isn't Bob Taft. The first Dispatch Poll of the general election campaign shows the former Cuyahoga County commissioner...

Should teachers be required to have five times more firearms training than law enforcement to carry in a school?

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) says yes. Simple logic says hell no. by Chad D. Baus In the wake of the horrific attack on a Connecticut elementary school in December 2013, many Ohio boards of education finally realized that "no-guns" signs and zero-tolerance policies have utterly failed their promise to protect our children, and were ready to do something different. More than two...

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor meets with southwest Ohio Sportsmen Leaders

by Larry S. Moore Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor met with a group of approximately thirty sportsmen leaders at the Clark County Sportsmen Club. The group represented a true cross-section of the Ohio sportsmen and women. In addition to the host club, representative were present from the Greene County Fish and Game Association, Ohio Gun Collectors Association (OGCA), Ohio State Trappers Association (OSTA),...

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