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  • Rep. Steve LaTourette to retire from Congress, sources say

    07/30/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Typelouder · 51 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/30/12 | Sabrina Eaton
    Longtime Republican congressman Steve LaTourette of Bainbridge Township will announce his retirement from Congress tomorrow, according to GOP sources in Ohio and Washington, D.C.
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me’—Obama Uses First-Person Pronoun 117 Times in 1 Speech

    07/09/2012 4:18:13 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 5 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | July 6, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking in Sandusky, Ohio on July 5, President Barack Obama used the first-person pronouns “I” and “me” a combined 117 times in a speech that lasted about 25 minutes and 32 seconds. Obama used “I” 98 times and “me” 19 times, according to a transcript of the speech posted by the White House. A videotape of the speech posted on YouTube shows that Obama spoke for about 25-and-a-half minutes. During this speech, Obama used “I” or “me” approximately once every 13.09 seconds.
  • President Obama finds his voice on the road

    07/06/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times, ^ | July 6, 2012 | Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
    He polishes his stump speech on his bus tour and personalizes it to each cheering crowd — but how it will play beyond such friendly forums is unclear.POLAND, Ohio —President Obama refined his stump speech using an old-fashioned method this week — by giving it over and over again, buffing and polishing it before different crowds on a multicity tour.By Friday morning's campaign rally, the president was joshing with his audience, drawing individual crowd members into his remarks and building up to the swell of cheering on which he likes to end.The question now is whether the message will resonate...
  • Clash breaks out at GOP rally supporting Mitt Romney in Parma (video, photo gallery)

    07/05/2012 9:36:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 5 July 2012 | Brandon Blackwell
    PARMA, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sent two GOP heavyweights to northern Ohio Thursday to beat President Barack Obama's similar bus tour to the punch. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, traveling on Romney's campaign bus, stopped at Parma's Kentown Plaza to emphasize what they say is a gap between what Obama has promised and what he has delivered. But a physical clash between Romney supporters and protesters overshadowed the Parma campaign stop by the prominent pair, who are often mentioned as possible running mates for Romney. The quarrel broke out as soon as...
  • Has Romney Already Chosen Portman for VP?

    07/05/2012 9:33:47 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 57 replies
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s search for a running mate is allegedly entering its final phase, and establishment Republican Ohio Senator Rob Portman is believed to be at the top of the list. Portman has campaigned repeatedly with Romney, and he is flying to New Hampshire this week — where the Romney family is vacationing — to appear at a Republican fund-raiser. Portman continues to garner plaudits from the establishment media, but most importantly, he is the clear favorite of many establishment Republican insiders. As The New York Times observed, “he [Portman] is among a select breed of politicians...
  • Purple Poll: Romney Leads in OH and FL (O leads CO and VA)

    06/07/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT · by tellw · 25 replies
    Purple Strategies ^ | Purple Strategies
    CO: Obama: 48% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% VA: Obama: 49% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% OH: Obama: 45% Romney: 48% Not sure: 8% FL: Obama: 45% Romney: 49% Not sure: 6% The PurplePoll is fielded and analyzed by Purple Insights, the research division of Purple Strategies, the bipartisan public affairs firm. Fielded 5/31-6/5, using automated telephone interviews and RDD sample. Total weighted N size=2000 likely voters, margin of error +/-2.2. Each regional and state-level sample has margins of error of +/-4.0. Sample size for OH, FL, VA and CO is 600.
  • Romney takes lead in Ohio : Rasmussen Romney 46%, Obama 44%

    05/31/2012 6:18:14 AM PDT · by sunmars · 64 replies
    Mitt Romney has inched ahead of President Obama in Ohio, taking the lead in the key battleground state after the president has led there for several months. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 46% support to Obama’s 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided.
  • Polls: Obama leads Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia

    05/24/2012 7:14:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | Holly Bailey
    President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, according to new polls of the key 2012 swing states, although Obama's advantage has narrowed in recent months. Obama has inched ahead of Romney 48 percent to 44 percent in both Florida and Virginia, according to three new NBC News/Marist polls. In Ohio, the president has a 6-point advantage over Romney, leading his Republican rival 48 percent to 42 percent among registered voters in the state. (The polls have a plus or minus 3 percent margin of error.)
  • [Homosexual agenda] Lobbyist named new GOP director [OH Romney Republicanism]

    05/23/2012 6:23:30 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday May 23, 2012 | Joe Vardon
    As far as Ohio is concerned, Matt Borges is a lobbyist for Equality Ohio, founded in 2005 by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists after Ohio voters’ passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. He’s also the new executive director of the Ohio Republican Party. Borges, recently named to his role by Ohio GOP Chairman Robert T. Bennett, said he will take a leave of absence from the Columbus lobbying firm Roetzel & Andress through the end of the year and will resign as a lobbyist registered with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.
  • Does Portman Have the Edge in VP Sweepstakes?

    05/23/2012 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 23, 2012 | Erin McPike
    Rob Portman has been preparing for this for years. Although the Ohio senator offers the standard line that he doesn't expect to be picked as Mitt Romney's running mate, the trajectory of his career and his political conduct in Washington have made nearly everyone in politics almost certain that he’ll be plucked for this year's Republican presidential ticket. Bob Paduchik, a veteran consultant who ran George W. Bush’s re-election effort in Ohio as well as Portman’s Senate campaign in 2010, bottom-lined it: “Rob Portman is uniquely qualified to do the job on Day One. I can’t think of another candidate...
  • Obama still tops Romney by seven in Ohio

    05/08/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 13 replies
    PPP ^ | 5/8/2012 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – When PPP last polled Ohio a little over four months ago, Mitt Romney trailed President Obama by seven points. He has not made up any ground since, and the apparent establishment choice for his running mate, the state’s freshman Sen. Rob Portman, would not help him to catch up much.
  • Voters Back Away From Santorum In Ohio

    03/06/2012 1:59:32 PM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 133 replies
    TRIB Live News ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Salena Zito,
    In the days leading to Super Tuesday contests, Rick Santorum stepped away from social issues and bombastic speeches while barnstorming Ohio to recast himself as the underdog whose blue-collar roots would stay true to American values. Yet the former senator from Pennsylvania lost ground, slipping to a near dead heat with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Ohio, the key state among 10 in which voters will cast ballots today, pollsters said. "I thought his message has become so unclear on who he is or what he stands for that I am losing confidence on his ability to win the...
  • Rick Santorum Plays Hard To Conservative Base In Ohio

    02/18/2012 11:13:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 18, 2012 | Mitchell Landsberg and Seema Mehta
    Rick Santorum Plays Hard To Conservative Base In Ohio He takes shots at Republican rival Mitt Romney and President Obama, and refers to public schools as 'factories.' Mitchell Landsberg and Seema Mehta February 19, 2012 — As he bounded from one cheering throng to the next in the battleground state of Ohio, Rick Santorum roused his conservative base Saturday with ideas not often heard in mainstream American politics. His audiences — Christian conservatives, tea party activists and other right-leaning Republicans — loved it. Speaking to the Ohio Christian Alliance, Santorum went so far as to refer to public schools as...
  • Gingrich Polling Third in Ohio (@ 20% ; "50% of Voters Say They Could Still Change Their Minds")

    02/15/2012 9:15:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Atlanta Political Buzz Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Ewa Kochanska
    According to the Quinnipiac University poll released today, in the state that the Atlanta GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said he could win - Ohio, he is trailing behind two of his Republican challengers former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, attracting just 20% of the vote. -snip- The Quinnipiac survey finds Santorum leading with 36%, Romney second with 29%, Gingrich third with 20% and Texas Congressman Ron Paul last with 9%. However, 50% of the voters say they could still change their minds. -snip- Gingrich campaigned in Ohio for a few days last week with...
  • Battleground: Ohio

    10/25/2011 9:01:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | October 25,2011 | Michelle Malkin
    This is the website for Building a Better Ohio, the Yes on Issue 2 campaign. Fiscal reform activists have been targeted and intimidated just like they were in Wisconsin. But they are standing tall: Issue 2 is about reasonable reforms that give our local governments the flexibility to manage their budgets and avoid the tax hikes, cutbacks, and layoffs that we’ve seen across Ohio for years. But despite such a reasonable position, there are many across Ohio that are nervous about publicly stating their support for Issue 2. And we can’t blame them. We Are Ohio’s campaign has outspent ours...
  • Unsettled Battleground

    09/25/2011 5:56:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | September 25, 2011 | Salena Zito
    HILLSBORO, Ohio – From the two-lane Simon Kenton Bridge at the Kentucky border to the steep curves past farms and river towns, U.S. Route 62 reminds you that Ohio is a battleground. Since the pioneering days of Kenton and his friend, Daniel Boone, and Ohio’s bloodless war with Michigan over a poorly drawn border, someone has always wanted to claim the state. Today, it’s her electoral votes. “We matter … as much as we did the day my great-grandfather scouted what was then the Far West,” said Jay Noble of Norwood, a fifth-generation descendent of the legendary Kenton. Ohio has...
  • Tea Partier challenges Boehner for House seat

    09/17/2011 11:11:41 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 238 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 17, 2011 1:35 PM | Staff
    CBS/AP) CINCINNATI — A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in the 2012 Republican primary. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that David Lewis announced his candidacy on Friday. Lewis, 26, is the father of a 2-year-old girl, and says he plans to run on a single issue — Boehner's support of a federal budget that includes funding for Planned Parenthood, which he calls "the largest killer of unborn babies in America." Lewis told the newspaper he plans to run graphic...
  • GOP says Joe the Plumber may challenge Kaptur in '12

    08/25/2011 10:31:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/24/2011 | TONY COOK
    Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, is considering a run against U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur in 2012, according to Republican Party sources. Jon Stainbrook, chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party, said there is "high-level interest in the national Republican Party" in a potential Wurzelbacher candidacy. "We are encouraging Joe to run," Mr. Stainbrook said. "He hasn't made any official decision yet." Chris Maloney, spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, said a candidate like Mr. Wurzelbacher would have strong fund-raising capabilities thanks to national recognition he received during the 2008 presidential campaign, but added such star power would...
  • Former Marine Running for U.S. Senate from Ohio

    06/27/2011 10:46:50 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 13 replies
    Dear Fellow Conservatives: I am very proud to announce the endorsement of State Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate in Ohio. This is the first Senate Conservatives Fund endorsement for the 2012 elections, and we're launching an all-out SCF Surge to raise $100,000 for Josh Mandel's campaign before the end of the week. Please make a contribution today so he can defeat U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the most liberal politician in the Senate. Support Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate in Ohio In the Republican primary race, Josh Mandel is the candidate favored by the grassroots. SCF members in Ohio...
  • 6 Ohio congressmen sleep in their D.C. offices

    06/20/2011 7:38:14 AM PDT · by flutters · 36 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 20, 2011 | Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON - Forget voting schedules or committee schedules. Rep. Steve Stivers has the real schedule of the U.S. House of Representatives down to a science. The gym opens at 5:30 a.m. The cafeteria opens at 7:30 a.m. The Columbus Republican should have the schedule memorized - he is one of at least six members of Ohio's U.S. House delegation who sleep in their offices when they're in Washington. A quick poll of Ohio House members finds that at least a third of Ohio's House delegation - Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Cincinnati, Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, Bill Johnson, R-Marietta,...
  • Early Polling Shows Long, Tough Battle for Sherrod Brown (Ohio Dem Senator)

    12/17/2010 9:11:22 AM PST · by Qbert · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Ohio Daily ('Blue Colored State') ^ | 12/16/2010 | Anthony Fossaceca
    With the election a lifetime away (23 months to be exact), Public Policy Polling released the first, post-mid-term snapshot of how Ohio views Senator Sherrod Brown and some possible opponents for his re-election in 2012. The poll, taken over the last week, shows some troubling, but very, very early warning signs for the man who will become Ohio's Senior Senator following the retirement of George Voinovich next month. In the first head-to-head match-ups, Brown does rather poorly against a number of would-be challengers. He and Attorney General-elect Mike DeWine are tied at 43% in what would be a rematch of...
  • Kasich Victory In Ohio Offers Blueprint for Beating Obama In 2012

    11/04/2010 7:38:39 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 4, 2012 | Van Hipp
    Still, with all due respect to the field of this week's victors, the storyline of one winner stands above the rest: John Kasich is the governor-elect of Ohio. But more telling than just his win is how he did it: by withstanding an Obama onslaught; turning back liberal fear attacks with a message of hope; and offering a leaner, more efficient alternative to big government run amuck. In short, if Barack Obama's spend and tax presidency for the past two years is a question, John Kasich emerged Tuesday night as the logical answer. Kasich took the president's best shot -...
  • Editorial: For governor Kasich is candidate most likely to set Ohio on a better course

    10/10/2010 6:44:36 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 6 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2010 | Editorial Staff
    Editorial: For governor Kasich is candidate most likely to set Ohio on a better course Sunday, October 10, 2010 03:00 AM The Columbus Dispatch As Ohio copes with economic stagnation, unemployment of 10.1 percent and a looming $8 billion shortfall in the state budget, it needs a resolute leader in the governor's office. While Gov. Ted Strickland is admirable in many respects, leadership and executive ability have not been his strong suits. Therefore, The Dispatch endorses Republican John Kasich for governor. Ohio's budget is facing a crisis unlike any in memory. A deficit of such magnitude speaks to the failure...