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  • Wishful thinking about Trump

    05/14/2018 9:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jules Witcover
    hat "blue wave" that critics of President Trump have been hoping will wash over him in the midterm congressional elections him may not be a likely thing after all. Last Tuesday's Republican Senate primaries in West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana offered no assurance that anti-Trump voters, including many in his own party, will rise up in November to rid themselves of the president's backers in Congress. In all three states, Republican candidates supporting Mr. Trump prevailed. The one senatorial candidate who ran without his backing lost, mostly because he was toxic in his state of West Virginia as a former...
  • President Trump endorses Mike DeWine for Ohio governor, calls Cordray a 'socialist'

    05/09/2018 8:45:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WOIO-TV ^ | May 9, 2018 | Posted by Chris Anderson, Digital Content Producer
    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - President Trump tweeted an endorsement for Ohio Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, and said his opponent Richard Cordray was a "big failure." (TWEET-AT-LINK) Attorney General DeWine beat Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor to win the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary election by nearly 20 percent. "Each child deserves that opportunity, to live their version of the American dream. That is what this election is all about," said DeWine Tuesday night. On the other side of the aisle, Cordray won the Democratic nod. He formerly served as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He easily defeated...
  • John Kasich: We're all rooting for Trump to 'get it together'

    08/20/2017 6:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 20, 2017 | Eli Watkins
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich denied Sunday that he is planning to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, saying he hopes the President can steer his White House from chaos to stability. "I'm rooting for him to get it together," Kasich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We all are." The Republican governor said he was trying to be a "responsible voice" and offered hope that Trump -- whom Kasich unsuccessfully challenged in the 2016 Republican presidential primary and whom he has repeatedly criticized -- would grow from experience in office. "I hope we're going to have...
  • To this lifelong Valley Dem, Hillary equaled Jeb Bush, but Trump 'talked like me'

    07/27/2017 8:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Vindicator ^ | July 27, 2017
    YOUNGSTOWN - When the voice on the other end of the phone said the president of the United States wanted to meet him, Geno DiFabio, a 54-year-old lifelong resident of the South Side, was skeptical. It wasn’t a completely unreasonable possibility. Just that morning, DiFabio had appeared on a Fox News show to discuss why he, a lifelong Democrat, switched parties to throw his support fully behind then-candidate Donald Trump. The voice – a White House communications official – convinced DiFabio that the call was legitimate, and they set a time to meet ahead of the president’s rally at the...
  • Melania Trump stuns in her 'boldest look yet' at Ohio rally

    07/26/2017 7:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Editors
    Melania Trump showed up at her husband's rally in Youngstown, Ohio, in what Vogue has deemed her "boldest look yet." Right off of Air Force One, FLOTUS looked fresh and revived as she arrived to hear President Trump's speech in the small city. The venue was packed with Trump supporters, all sporting "Make America Great Again" attire. Melania introduced her husband before he took the stage, quickly addressing her husband's dedication to the country. "As president, my husband will continue to fight each and every day to ensure our security, defend our livelihoods and rebuild the foundations of fortune that...
  • Protesters get into Trump Rally, but supporters are encouraged by speech

    07/25/2017 10:15:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WFMJ-TV ^ | July 25, 2017 | Michelle Nicks
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - While thousands of supporters waited to see President Donald Trump others who are apparently against his policies also made their way inside the packed venue. 21 News focused it's lens on those who were escorted out. A pregnant Lara Trump took the stage saying "O-H!" President Trump's daughter in law who is married to Eric Trump started things off and within minutes a protester tried to steal the show. But Youngstown Police immediately jumped into action and quickly ushered the protester out of the arena. When it was time for the main even President Trump barely had...
  • President Trump's Tuesday 'Rally in the Valley' seeks converts in Mahoning Valley

    07/23/2017 6:24:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 22, 2017 | Thomas Suddes
    Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in Youngstown Tuesday. That's Youngstown, seat of Mahoning County, which, albeit by a tiny margin, voted for Hillary Clinton last November. That's also the Mahoning County that, since 1932, has only voted twice for a Republican for president: Richard M. Nixon (by about 1,700 votes) in 1972, and Dwight D. Eisenhower (by about 4,900 votes, in 1956). And only twice since 1950 has Mahoning County supported Republicans for the U.S. Senate - George V. Voinovich, for re-election, in 2004, and Rob Portman, also for re-election, last November. (Election data are from Mike Dawson's peerless...
  • Poll of people attending Trumbull fair approve Donald Trump

    07/15/2017 9:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WFMJ-TV ^ | July 15, 2017 | Janet Rogers
    TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio - In the November general election, 51.2 percent of voters in Trumbull County voted for Donald Trump in a county, known for favoring democratic candidates at the ballot box. Ratings are now tanking at 20 percent below what it's been for past presidents, according to a national Gallup poll. 21 News wanted to find out nearly six months after people elected Trump, are they having second thoughts? At the Trumbull County Fair, voters gave their opinions on the candidate who promised to drain the swamp. "I like that candidate Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free...
  • Governor Kasich Blasts Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

    06/04/2017 2:41:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Patch ^ | June 2, 2017 | Chris Mosby
    COLUMBUS, OH — President Donald Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord on Thursday. The move has been met with mixed political reactions and has drawn the ire of frequent Trump opponent, Ohio Governor John Kasich. The voluntary Paris Climate Accord was structured to reduce global carbon emissions, but Trump felt the deal unevenly impacted the American people. He said on Thursday that he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not the citizens of Paris." Kasich took to Facebook to decry the move, saying America's withdrawal from the agreement was tantamount...
  • Kasich Won't Say If He'll Run in '20, But He Acts Like It

    05/05/2017 4:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 5, 2017 | Rebecca Berg
    John Kasich is just trying to sell a book. This has been the Ohio governor’s refrain, anyway, during a spate of recent media appearances and events to promote “Two Paths” — a made-for-campaign tome if there ever was one, if only Kasich were running for anything. “There’s not always an ulterior motive to something,” Kasich insisted in an interview during a recent visit to Seattle, where he also spoke at Amazon. “I wrote this book because I’m worried about [the] drift of our country.”(continued)
  • Trump Continues To Have Staunch Supporters And Determined Opposition

    04/29/2017 8:41:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 29, 2017 | Don Gonyea
    Talk to voters across the country about President Trump's first 100 days in office and a few things become abundantly clear: His supporters — those who turned out in force and voted for him — still overwhelmingly love him. His detractors — and they are many, given that Trump failed to win the popular vote — are still shocked by his election and appalled by his behavior. He has lost support, particularly among moderates and independent voters. That's a big reason that polls give him the lowest approval rating of any modern president this soon after taking office. And, at...
  • Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

    01/05/2017 3:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vanity Fair | January 5, 2017 | Ken Stern
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  • Rep. Ryan Gives Himself Thurs. Deadline to Challenge Pelosi

    11/17/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2016 | James Arkin
    Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan hasn’t decided whether he will challenge Nancy Pelosi as House Democrats’ leader, but he said in an interview Wednesday night that if someone were to make such a move, it would have to come in the next 24 hours. That would mean he’d have to make a decision to take on the powerful, longtime leader by Thursday. “Somebody’s got to make a decision, I would think, in the next 24 hours or so if they want to have a realistic shot at winning,” Ryan told RealClearPolitics. There have been consistent rumblings among some House Democrats since...
  • Dem propaganda. Senate disaster in 2018.

    11/11/2016 3:52:14 PM PST · by spintreebob · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/13/2016 | Maggie Severns
    Red-state Democrats and party strategists are already nervously looking past 2016, when they are angling to recapture the Senate, to the 2018 elections, hoping against hope that their party isn’t setting itself up for a titanic midterm backlash that could flip control of the Senate for a third time in three elections. As difficult as the 2016 Senate map has been for Republicans, who had to defend numerous blue- and purple-state seats and could lose their majority, Democrats’ 2018 map looks practically unnavigable. The party starts with five ruby-red seats to defend: Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia....
  • Trump Shows Early-Vote Strength in Ohio, Iowa in Final Days

    11/04/2016 9:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | November 4, 2016 | Mark Niquette and John McCormick
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  • Early Ohio Numbers Show Path For Trump, Trouble For Clinton

    10/28/2016 3:41:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 28, 2016 | Ted Goodman
    Early voting numbers in Ohio released Friday confirm that Democrat voters are not enthusiastic about their candidate, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The number of ballots cast in Cuyahoga County, where the city of Cleveland is located, is well behind the number of ballots cast by the same time in 2012. Cuyahoga County, which voted 68.8 percent for Obama in 2012, is one of the key Democratic Party strongholds along with Franklin County (Columbus) and Summit County (Akron). As of last Friday, voters in counties that were carried by President Obama in 2012 are requesting at least 4 percent fewer ballots...
  • New Polls: Trump Gaining in Pennsylvania, Ahead in Florida and Ohio

    10/26/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 26, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Why is Republican nominee Donald Trump leading in two battleground states and nearly tied in another with less than two weeks before the election? Experts, analysts, and Washington, D.C. insiders lectured the American people on how this was not supposed to happen. According to a new poll, Trump maintains a healthy lead in Ohio over Hillary Clinton, 46 to 42 percentage points and in a Bloomberg Politics poll of Florida, Trump leads Clinton 45 to 43. In Pennsylvania, Trump continues to dwindle Clinton's lead where he is now within three points of the Democratic nominee. Florida and Ohio are must...
  • Ohio GOP leader backs Trump after state campaign dispute (Matt Borges again)

    10/24/2016 11:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press
    CINCINNATI, OH (AP) - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges says he's voting for Donald Trump, whose presidential campaign in the swing state earlier denounced and cut ties with Borges after he openly criticized Trump. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Borges told GOP insiders in an email Sunday that he'll vote the Republican ticket, including Trump for president....
  • Race in Ohio: tied or Trump edge?

    10/17/2016 1:35:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Laura A. Bischoff
    Democrat Hillary Clinton moved into the lead in three key swing states and is now tied 45-45 with Republican Donald Trump in Ohio, according to a new independent poll of likely voters from Quinnipiac University. A separate poll of likely voters released Monday by CNN shows Trump holding a 4-point lead over Clinton in Ohio, 48-44, which is just outside the margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The CNN poll of likely voters shows 4 percent backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2 percent voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The CNN poll shows voters see...
  • Win or Lose—Hillary Clinton’s Troubles in Ohio Should Worry Democrats

    10/15/2016 10:26:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 12, 2016 | D.D. Guttenplan
    Trump is imploding nationally—but Clinton has failed to connect here with disaffected whites, African Americans, and young voters. Al Edmondson is worried about the election. His “Earn My Vote” Facebook page and YouTube channel feature interviews with local politicians filmed at A Cut Above the Rest, the five-chair barbershop he owns in Columbus, Ohio, its walls decorated with scenes from African-American history. “I take out my tablet and ask them, ‘What are you going to do to help our neighborhoods?’” Edmondson says. “We hold them accountable.” A veteran of the first Gulf War who still wears the high-and-tight fade, Edmondson’s...