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  • Another Taxpayer-Funded Solar Company Looks Like a Failure

    04/05/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 5, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    An Ohio-based solar company received millions of dollars in state and federal subsidies despite government officials’ knowledge that the company was in financial trouble, and now a local newspaper reports little activity at the manufacturer’s Perrysburg plant. According to a report last month in The Toledo Blade, Willard & Kelsey Solar Group was lent $10 million by two state agencies even though the company showed little more than a half million dollars in revenue for 2009 – that being a grant from the Buckeye State – and a loss of $4.2 million. State officials told the newspaper that loan...
  • Tacoma Mayor responds to "Republicans are racist" comment

    12/06/2011 8:32:45 AM PST · by matt1234 · 43 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2011 | David Boze
    Tacoma's Mayor Marilyn Strickland recently told students at Pacific Lutheran University that the reasons Republicans were unsuccessful in recruiting minorities was because "they are racist." When her comments leaked to the media, she said she intended to say that they were "perceived as racist."I don't buy the idea that she "intended" to say something different. But I can accept that in hindsight she wishes she had. And that's a start. At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities, which is more than some Democrats have been willing to say of late. And it's good that she feels...
  • Casey Anthony: Stan Strickland calls Belvin Perry ‘the best judge around’

    07/09/2011 7:57:35 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 41 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July, 9 2011 | halboedeker
    Casey Anthony: Stan Strickland calls Belvin Perry ‘the best judge around’ Posted by halboedeker on July, 9 2011 9:53 AM Judge Stan Strickland was more than happy that he didn’t preside over the Casey Anthony murder trial and has nothing but praise for Chief Judge Belvin Perry. Strickland opened up in a revealing interview with WKMG-Channel 6’s Tony Pipitone last night. WESH-Channel 2 talked to Strickland by phone earlier Friday and he revealed his surprise at Anthony’s acquittal in the first-degree murder of her daughter, Caylee. But Pipitone sat down with Strickland, who raved over Perry. ”Judge Perry is an...
  • California GOP lawmakers endorse Mitt Romney

    06/23/2011 12:52:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Inside Bay Area . com ^ | 6/23/11 | Josh Richman
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on a fundraising trip through California this week, has rolled out endorsements from a bunch of GOP lawmakers. ... House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said in Romney’s news release that President Obama’s policies have failed California and the nation, while Romney “has a proven record of job creation in both the private sector and as a governor.” Similarly, state Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, said Romney’s record as governor “speaks for itself.” “He created jobs, balanced budgets, and cut taxes,” Dutton said. “Mitt Romney knows how the economy works...
  • Ohio's Dem. Gov. Gave Stimulus $$ to Co. That Exported Jobs to El Salvador

    08/09/2010 9:49:49 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    What was it that Democrat President Barack Obama told us about the stimulus? Oh, yeah that it would "save or create" American jobs. Seems like a good idea, right? So what happened in Ohio when Democrat Governor Ted Strickland got his mitts on some of Obama's stimulus cash? Why he gave it to a company to fund a call center that is operating out of El Salvador, Central America, of course. Jobs for Americans? Heck no, jobs for El Salvadorans! And why? Because it was a good deal, you see? Earlier this year Governor Strickland's Department of Development awarded a...
  • A.J. Wagner to retire from bench

    11/30/2010 8:26:35 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty
    Dayton Daily News ^ | November 30, 2010 | Lou Grieco
    Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge A.J. Wagner announced his retirement Tuesday in an email sent to court employees just before 10 a.m. Wagner, a Democrat, will retire at the end of the year, allowing outgoing-Gov. Ted Strickland to appoint his successor. Wagner is in trial this week and was not available for comment Tuesday morning. ........ Wagner’s retirement means there will be at least two new judges on the division in 2011, though the other one will be appointed by Gov.-elect John Kasich. That judge will take the place of Michael T. Hall, who was elected to the Ohio 2nd...
  • Death Sentence Commuted Because Murderer Had Large Breasts.

    11/15/2010 11:18:32 AM PST · by wendell · 55 replies · 2+ views
    newstimes.com ^ | 15 Nov, 2010 | JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor spared the life of a man facing execution Tuesday for killing a 3-year-old, in part because the convict had an undiagnosed genetic condition that led to developmental disabilities and large breasts as a child. Sidney Cornwell's sentence will be commuted to life without the possibility of parole, Gov. Ted Strickland said Monday. The Ohio Parole Board had recommended against mercy for Cornwell, but Strickland said jurors might have chosen a different sentence if they had known of the condition, called Klinefelter Syndrome. The genetic condition caused Cornwell to develop motor and language skills late...
  • I Hope You Freeper's Aren't Voting For Strickland

    10/31/2010 7:37:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 41 replies
    31 Oct 2010 | 11th_va
    This guy may have the NRA's endorsement, but the people he can influence and help elect will work against your/our interests. Would like to hear if any Freepers are planning to vote for this guy ...
  • Is Time Up for Ted? -- The Ohio gubernatorial race heats up.

    10/27/2010 6:06:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | STEPHEN MOORE
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland is trying to mount a furious comeback campaign against challenger John Kasich, the former Republican congressman. The latest polls suggest Mr. Strickland has narrowed what had been a comfortable lead for Mr. Kasich in recent months. A new Quinnipiac Poll has Mr. Kasich ahead 49% to 43%. That six-point margin is down from ten points a week ago. "Gov. Ted Strickland has momentum and . . . has made the race for governor competitive," Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, was quoted as saying in the Columbus...
  • CNN/Time Poll: All tied up in race for Ohio governor (I know its CNN but Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!)

    10/21/2010 5:46:49 AM PDT · by DM1 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/20/10 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - The gubernatorial battle in Ohio is deadlocked, according to a new poll. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday also indicates that the Republicans hold a wide lead in the fight for the state's open Senate seat. Forty-eight percent of likely voters in Ohio say that if the election were held today, they'd vote for Gov. Ted Strickland, with 47 percent saying they'd vote for former Rep. John Kasich, the GOP challenger, and 3 percent are undecided. Strickland's one-point margin is well within the survey's sampling error. ..... Kasich held a seven-point advantage in a CNN/Time poll conducted...
  • NRA rallies for Strickland (Democrat); Kasich (Republican) warned

    10/17/2010 10:45:08 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 63 replies · 2+ views
    toledoblade.com ^ | JOE VARDON
    Basically, the NRA endorses yet another Democrat Ted Strickland in this election cycle over a conservative pro-gun Republican candidate John Kasich. NRA lobbyist John Hohenwarter made the announcement endorsing Strickland. Then there are threats from the Democrats to Kasich, “knows southern Ohio is not safe for him.”
  • Kasich And Portman Expand Leads As Campaigns Head For Home Strech (Ohio Governor and Senate races)

    10/15/2010 6:36:31 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 14 replies
    Institute for Policy Research (University of Cincinnati) ^ | October 15, 2010 | Eric W. Rademacher & Kimberly Downing, PhD
    Cincinnati, OH--With less than three weeks remaining until Election Day, Republicans John Kasich and Rob Portman have expanded their leads in the races for Ohio governor and United States Senate. These findings are based on the latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati between October 8 and 13, 2010. 2010 OHIO GUBERNATORIAL RACE: KASICH 51% - STRICKLAND 43% The latest Ohio Poll finds former U.S. Rep. John Kasich (R) leads Governor Ted Strickland (D) by eight percentage points in the race for Ohio governor. Fifty-one percent of Ohio likely voters say they...
  • 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...
  • Strickland Pushes Ohio's 2012 Firewall Strategy (whats up Ohio Dem Gov making comeback??!!)

    09/29/2010 6:31:47 AM PDT · by DM1 · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/29/2010 | Erin McPike and Scott Conroy -
    ..... A series of polls out this week show that Strickland has narrowed the gap against Republican challenger John Kasich, and the Democratic Governors Association plans to move more money into Strickland's race with a new ad buy launching later this week. Other races in the state look difficult for Democrats, too, but party strategists point out that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is spending more money in the Buckeye State this fall than in any other state. Nationally, Democratic strategists believe holding the ultimate swing state's governorship will be crucial to President Obama's re-election efforts next year, and in...
  • Gov. Strickland (D, OH) supporter attacks war veteran at rally.

    09/28/2010 2:45:36 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 35 replies
    Do you know this guy? Because he went after a Iraq War veteran at a Ted Strickland rally. Dumped hot coffee on him, then came back later to give said veteran the finger (in case you were wondering whether it was deliberate or not). The cops would like to discuss the matter with the assailant, so if you know him, please contact the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office. Or you could just call the (current) Governor: the way that Ohio Democrats have been behaving lately, that was probably Strickland’s campaign manager. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPmxWLXnAB4&feature=player_embedded
  • Ohio Dem meltdown accelerates: Fisher down 20, Strickland 17

    09/17/2010 7:42:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    And the hits from the heartland just keep coming. In 2006, Democrats swept statewide races in Ohio and declared that they had turned the once solidly Republican state into a Democratic stronghold, led by the duo at the top of the ticket, Governor Ted Strickland and Lt. Governor Lee Fisher. Four years later, the two have gone into free-fall, according to two Quinnipiac polls. First, yesterday’s poll shows the incumbent Governor trailing his Republican challenger, John Kasich, by 17 points:
  • Midterm Impact of the Jacksonian Democrat

    09/26/2010 6:56:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2010 | Salena Zito
    EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Travel west along the old Lincoln Highway to this one-time “pottery capitol,” and the landscape maintains Allegheny mountain vistas as the Ohio River curls through the hills and hollows of Columbiana County. In the place of a once-robust pottery industry, a museum is dedicated to the area’s ceramic plants. The 300 factories of old are now down to one that produces popular, colorful Fiestaware. “We are pretty much devastated,” says Mayor James Swoger of his town’s economy and the state in general. He describes East Liverpool as a stronghold of Democrats, including himself: “I am a...
  • Kasich leads by 17 points, new Quinnipiac Poll says (OH Governor's Race)

    09/16/2010 10:20:32 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 16, 2010 | Darrel Rowland
    Kasich leads by 17 points, new Quinnipiac Poll says ShareThis Thursday, September 16, 2010 06:54 AM By Darrel Rowland The Columbus Dispatch Gov. Ted Strickland and Republican candidate John Kasich greet each other before Tuesday's debate. DispatchPolitics DispatchPolitics.com Complete coverage of Ohio politics The Daily Briefing The Dispatch’s public affairs team sates the appetites of political junkies with bite-sized portions of the news and what's behind it. Buckeye Forum Veteran political reporters examine Ohio politics in this weekly podcast. Today's political news Your Right to Know: State seeks to dismiss lawsuit 'money grab' Kasich leads by 17 points, new Quinnipiac...
  • September 16, 2010 - Kasich Has Double-Digit Lead In Ohio Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

    09/16/2010 5:30:52 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 7 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | September 16, 2010 | Quinnipiac
    September 16, 2010 - Kasich Has Double-Digit Lead In Ohio Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Independent Voters Back Republican 2-1 Republican challenger John Kasich has a 54 - 37 percent lead over Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in the race to be Ohio's next chief state executive, with much of his lead due to overwhelming support among independent voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters released today. Kasich, a former congressman and Fox News host, holds even larger leads over Gov. Strickland when voters are asked which candidate would be better rebuilding the state's ailing economy and...
  • Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 50%, Strickland (D) 43%

    09/15/2010 12:45:17 PM PDT · by conservativebuckeye · 21 replies
    Republican John Kasich continues to hold a modest lead over incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland in the Ohio gubernatorial race.
  • Live Thread - Strickland/Kasich Gubernatorial Debate

    09/14/2010 4:42:44 PM PDT · by reegs · 50 replies
    Debate begins at 8:00 p.m. You can stream the debate from here for video or here for audio. Kasich holds a double-digit leads in recent polls.
  • Ted Strickland Unhinged (Video of rat gov. of OH in Dean rant)

    09/10/2010 4:50:25 AM PDT · by 50mm · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | Republican Governors Association
    Strickland channels Howard Dean as he rants against Republicans. He's trailing Kasich in his reelection bid for Governor of Ohio and getting desperate. Link
  • Biden, Strickland march in Toledo's Labor Day parade (BiteMe has no comment on his Recovery Summer)

    09/06/2010 2:25:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC local ^ | 9/06/10
    Biden, Strickland march in Toledo's Labor Day paradeMonday, September 06, 2010 Democrats facing plenty of anger over the nation's economic hard times along with troubling poll numbers called in Vice President Joe Biden to energize party loyalists at a Labor Day parade on Monday. Biden spent the holiday in this prized swing-voting state with Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who is facing an uphill re-election bid just two years after Democrats here helped elect President Barack Obama and seemed positioned to lock up political control. The vice president dashed along the downtown parade route, shaking hands and hugging supporters, many of...
  • $8 billion in 'one-time money' used in current state budget (Ohio's in trouble)

    08/12/2010 7:09:36 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 5 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 08/11/10 | Jim Siegel
    In yet another reminder of the perilous nature of Ohio's future budget situation, the nonpartisan Legislative Service Commission today laid out how much one-time money is being used to balance the current two-year budget compared with recent years. A memo to members of the Budget Planning and Management Commission calculated the amount of one-time money in the current budget at $8.4 billion. The bipartisan budget panel was created to identify options for dealing with the 2012-13 budget shortfall.
  • Ohio Governor: Kasich (R) 47%, Strickland (D) 40%

    07/06/2010 6:56:35 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 19 replies
    rasmussenreports.com ^ | 7/5/10 | Rasmussen Reports
    The players are the same, and the numbers haven’t changed. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the governor’s race in Ohio finds Republican John Kasich with a 47% to 40% lead over incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland - for the second month in a row. Three percent (3%) of Likely Voters in the state prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided.
  • Drunken inmate sought to 'sabotage himself,' Strickland says

    05/28/2010 8:43:43 PM PDT · by mlocher · 4 replies · 322+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 28, 2010 | Mark Niquette and Alan Johnson
    Gov. Ted Strickland said today that an inmate found to have a blood-alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit after drinking while working at the Governor's Residence left a note that suggests he was trying to "sabotage himself." Strickland declined to disclose the contents of the note that inmate Nicholas Hoaja left for Residence Manager Todd Rensi or speculate on the exact motives behind it but said the notes shows that Hoaja was trying to get in trouble. "It was obvious, after reading the note, that he did this purposefully knowing that it would certainly have the...
  • GOP governors' ad rips Strickland over scandal

    05/22/2010 3:17:41 PM PDT · by mlocher · 6 replies · 419+ views
    ColumbusDispatch.com ^ | May 22, 2010 | Mark Niquette
    The Republican Governors Association launched a new television ad yesterday with familiar complaints about Gov. Ted Strickland's handling of the economy and a zinger at the end: "His aides lied to investigators." It was an apparent reference to the fact that Public Safety Director Cathy Collins-Taylor and others were accused in an Ohio inspector general's report of lying under oath about an aborted sting at the Governor's Residence in January. Collins-Taylor insists that she didn't lie. But the ad started airing a day after a Republican-led Ohio Senate committee voted 5-4 to recommend against confirming Collins-Taylor. Strickland previously had complained...
  • State giving families on welfare extra $100

    05/22/2010 3:13:00 PM PDT · by mlocher · 18 replies · 778+ views
    ColubumbusDispatch.com ^ | May 22, 2010 | Catherine Candisky
    Ohio families relying on cash assistance will get an extra $100 in their June welfare checks. Gov. Ted Strickland ordered the one-time payment to each of the 103,000 families now relying on the safety-net program to meet their basic needs. "Ohio is committed to ensuring the improved well-being of families and children in these trying times," Strickland wrote in an executive order Thursday to authorize the payments. With the state unemployment rate at 10.9 percent, the governor noted that the challenges facing families are great, particularly as many begin to exhaust their unemployment benefits. The state is using $8.4million in...
  • While Oil Slick Spread, Interior Department Chief of Staff Rafted with Wife on Trip in Grand Canyon

    05/05/2010 3:33:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 33 replies · 1,247+ views
    ABC news ^ | May 05, 2010
    Though his agency was charged with coordinating the federal response to the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland was in the Grand Canyon with his wife last week participating in activities that included white-water rafting, ABC News has learned. But Strickland’s participation in a trip that administration officials insisted was “work-focused” raised eyebrows among other Obama administration officials and even within even his own department, sources told ABC News. Strickland, who also serves as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, was in the Grand Canyon with his...
  • Not Quite 'Right Said Ted' (OH Gov Ted Strickland making it up)

    04/20/2010 3:46:59 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 1 replies · 284+ views
    National Review - Campaign Spot ^ | 4-20-2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Unemployment in Ohio is pretty darn bad. Not Michigan-level bad, or Nevada-level bad, but 11 percent unemployment is still higher than the national average. And some cities are considerably worse: Dayton and Lima are at 12.5 percent, Toledo is at 13.4 percent, Youngstown is at 13.7 percent, and Steubenville, over by the West Virginia border, is at 15.3 percent.
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Strickland regains lead; Obama Approval Drops Big

    02/23/2010 6:07:52 AM PST · by paul544 · 60 replies · 1,752+ views
    Quinnipiac ^ | February 23, 2010 | Quinnipiac
    Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland leads Republican challenger John Kasich in the race to be Ohio's next governor, 44 - 39 percent, up from a 40 - 40 deadlock November 11, and has improved his standing slightly, but consistently, on a broad array of measures, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
  • Ted Strickland’s Drug Sting Cover Up (Governor of OHIO - "D")

    02/18/2010 1:08:45 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 10 replies · 1,119+ views
    rightohio.com ^ | February 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Matt
    Columbus Channel 10’s Paul Aker is covering a HUGE story that, according to my sources, is about to get even bigger: Read more: http://www.rightohio.com/2010/02/17/ted-stricklands-drug-sting-cover-up/#ixzz0fsPexaJ3 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Senator Timothy Grendell, chairman of the Ohio State Senate Criminal Justice Committee, plans to hold a hearing into a drug sting that was called off at the Governor's Residence in January, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported on Wednesday. Grendell said he wanted a hearing on what he called a "fiasco at the Governor's Mansion" after listening to responses from the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Superintendent, Col. David Dicken. Grendell was not pleased with...
  • Ohio Gov Strickland under investigation for stopping sting of drug dealer to Gov Mansion!

    02/17/2010 8:20:13 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 40 replies · 1,462+ views
    Columbus Oh news channel | 2/17/10 | DGHoodini
    Listening to the TV news out of Columbus Ohio. There was a news story that the Governor and his mansion staff were under investigation for tipping off a female drug dealer, who was about to make a delivery of drugs to the Governors Mansion. The drug dealer was under surveiliance and was warned off by one of the Governors Security personnel who had become apprised of the investigation. There is no report so far of who the drugs were supposed to have been delivered to. The Governor, is claiming no involvement with the drugs, use, or authorizing the attempt to...
  • Kasich maintains solid lead over Strickland in race for Ohio governorship

    02/11/2010 8:39:11 PM PST · by wastedpotential · 27 replies · 563+ views
    Examiner ^ | 2/9/2010 | Joshua Burns
    Republican challenger John Kasich continues to lead incumbent Democrat Governor Ted Strickland in the race for Ohio's statehouse, according to a poll released this week. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Kasich leading Strickland 47% to 41%. Faced with that match-up, five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided. Last month, Kasich posted a 47% to 40% lead over Strickland and in early December was ahead 48% to 39%. The polling data also showed the race currently split along gender lines. Kasich holds a massive 23-point lead among...
  • More governor trouble ahead for Obama Democrats? Now, Ohio's Strickland is slipping

    01/26/2010 1:51:50 PM PST · by TonyInOhio · 20 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/26/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    A new poll out of Ohio, which is called the Buckeye State but is really a political keystone state in this year's midterm election and beyond -- waves a large flag about Democratic hopes to hold the governor's office. Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, like many incumbents across the country, is sliding into deep trouble when racked up against his Republican opponent, former Ohio congressman John Kasich. According to the Ohio Newspaper Poll as published in the Dayton Daily News, Kasich currently leads Strickland 51-45. Last fall, despite earnest campaign efforts by the White House, Democrats lost control of the...
  • New Poll Has Democratic Governor Ted Strickland Trailing John Kasich in Ohio 51%-45% (Chart)

    01/23/2010 10:06:14 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 20 replies · 826+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/24/10 | HAP
    Another Democrat on the ropes, this time the Democratic Governor in the swing state of Ohio who had previously won by 24% in 2006, now trailing former Chairman of the house budget committee John Kasich in new poll..Charts
  • CA: 2009 HJTA Legislative Report Card

    11/18/2009 1:28:22 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 174+ views
    The 2009 Legislative Report Card rates lawmakers based on their votes on 35 bills. As HJTA has done in previous years, 14 bills were double-weighted, including all six constitutional amendments that attacked Proposition 13 or 218. Also, all legislators voting for February’s $12.6 billion in new income, sales and car taxes received an automatic 20 point deduction. Regarding individual legislators, HJTA is pleased to report that for the second consecutive year, Assembly Member Joel Anderson has received a perfect score from HJTA. He is joined in this fine accomplishment by Assembly Member Diane Harkey. These two legislators are now in...
  • OH Gov Poll: Economy Weighs Down Strickland

    11/11/2009 7:11:31 AM PST · by mak5 · 22 replies · 900+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 11th, 2009 | Mike Memoli
    Economic woes in the Buckeye State put Gov. Ted Strickland in a vulnerable position for 2010, a new Quinnipiac Poll (1,123 RVs, 11/5-9, +/- 2.9%) finds. General Election Matchup Strickland (D) 40 (-6 vs. last poll, 9/15) Kasich (R) 40 (+4) Don't Know 18 (+3)
  • Court Halts Ohio Execution After Flawed Attempt

    10/05/2009 1:36:55 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 40 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Associated Press
    A federal appeals court Monday halted the execution of an inmate three weeks after problems with a lethal-injection attempt. A panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled 2-1 to grant the request of 43-year-old Lawrence Reynolds Jr., who had been sentenced to die for strangling his 67-year-old neighbor during a 1994 robbery. On Sept. 15, Gov. Ted Strickland stopped the lethal injection of Romell Broom after state executioners struggled for two hours to find a usable vein. Mr. Broom's execution is on hold while his attorneys prepare for a Nov. 30 federal-court hearing. They argue...
  • State Rerouted Donations for Blind, Organ Donations to Balance Budget

    08/22/2009 6:16:49 AM PDT · by JavaJumpy · 17 replies · 1,053+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 21, 2009 | Joe Hallett
    State government took from funds to prevent blindness and promote organ donations in order to balance the budget. Millions of Ohio motorists were blindsided by a June 9 raid on $2.7 million they had voluntarily paid to thwart blindness in children and help solve the critical shortage of organ donations. When The Dispatch opened Gov. Ted Strickland's eyes yesterday to his administration's grab of $1.4 million intended for the Save Our Sight Fund, he promised that the money would be returned. "We will certainly correct that," Strickland said. "That is not something I was aware of. I will find out...
  • As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation?

    07/26/2009 7:12:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 346+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2009 | Salena Zito
    NEW WATERFORD, Ohio – If Ohio is the nation's political weather vane (and you can make a good case that it is), then a two-election trend toward Democrats may be over. “The problems for Ohio are all created in Washington,” says Bill Watkins, owner of The Original Mario’s pizza shop on East Main Street here. “Bailouts, stimulus money, cap-and-trade have only hurt our economy, not enhanced it.” Earlier this month, President Obama and his policies took a hit in the Buckeye State. A Quinnipiac University poll showed the president’s job-approval rating dropped from 62 percent to 49 percent, and Ohio's...
  • Kasich Now Within Margin of Error With Ohio's Ted Strickland

    06/24/2009 9:09:49 AM PDT · by zebrahead · 10 replies · 461+ views
    National Review Online (Campaign Spot) ^ | June 22, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Back in May, Quinnipiac did some statewide polling in Ohio that showed the Democratic candidates for governor and Senate well ahead. I didn't put too much stock in it, other than noticing that Republican candidates Mike DeWine, Rob Portman, and John Kasich had astonishingly low name ID. Public Policy Polling now finds Democratic governor Ted Strickland, matched up against Kasich, leading 44–42, within the margin of error. They find 43 percent of Ohio voters approve of how Strickland is doing his job as governor, while 42 percent disapprove. (H/T, Ohio-based 3BP.) All this tells us is what seemed a little...
  • John Kasich Times (Democ-RAT hit piece on John Kasich(R), candidate for Governor of Ohio...!)

    06/07/2009 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 13 replies · 789+ views
    Ohio RAT Party ^ | Ohio Democratic Party, Chris Redfern, Chairman
    The RATS are running scared with new attacks on John Kasich.It was widely know that he was planning on running for Governor for months if not years. The RATS had (SOP) this hit piece ready!! LVD A sample from "The John Kasich Times";< snip > Candidate John Kasich was recruited to work as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers by CEO and Chairman Richard Fuld. John Kasich worked at Lehman Brothers from 2001 through the subprime mortgage boom until Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. While investors and homeowners suffered, Lehman Brothers executives and employees were paid over $16 billion in...
  • Kasich v Strickland -- Ohio center stage again

    06/07/2009 7:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 883+ views
    Townhall .com ^ | June 7, 2009 | Salena Zito
    Ohio has a political-identity crisis. Is it a “blue state,” as demonstrated by Democrats’ statewide wins in 2006 and 2008, or a “red state” that is just fed up with the behavior of its former Republican elected officials? “Well, it's more like an orange state,” said Bert Rockman, a political scientist from Purdue University. Ohio, Rockman explains, is mostly up for grabs: “Through gerrymandering – and, yes, both parties do it – Republicans had for some time a lock on the state legislature and, therefore, a lock on the state's congressional delegation.” That's changed some, precipitated by the misfortunes during...
  • John Kasich officially announces his run for Ohio Governor

    06/01/2009 7:00:06 PM PDT · by thedmasterr · 25 replies · 1,889+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | June 1, 2009 | Greg Giroux
    Former Ohio Republican Rep. John Kasich on Monday formally announced his 2010 campaign for the governorship, setting up a possible contest with Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland. Kasich disclosed his candidacy in his hometown of Westerville, a Columbus suburb that he represented in the House (1983-2001). His announcement was expected; Kasich last month formed a campaign committee to begin raising money for the governor's race.
  • Former congressman to run for Ohio governor [Rep. John Kasich..........]

    05/22/2009 5:24:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 118 replies · 3,553+ views
    Former congressman to run for Ohio governor Posted: 06:11 PM ET From CNN's Mark Preston and John King WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Rep. John Kasich plans to announce next month that he will run for governor of Ohio, two Republican sources tell CNN. Kasich has already filed paperwork with the state that allows him to raise money, established a Web site and posted a YouTube video encouraging supporters to join him at a June 1 event in his hometown for a "very special announcement." Kasich has not yet officially announced his plans to challenge Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in 2010.
  • Ohioans Haven't Heard Much About Republicans, Apparently

    05/07/2009 9:22:31 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 10 replies · 441+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/07/09 | Jim Geraghty
    A few sites have noted the Quinnipiac poll in Ohio, showing Gov. Ted Strickland with high approval ratings, way ahead in hypothetical matchups against Republicans, and the possible Democratic candidates leading next year's Senate race as well. What struck me about the poll was the astonishingly low name ID for just about all of the Republican candidates. (The good news for the GOP is that this will change in the next 18 months.) For example, 31 percent of respondents didn't know enough about Mike DeWine to have an opinion of him. He was a two-term senator, folks. Similarly, 68 percent...
  • Ohio: John Kasich filing for guv today

    05/01/2009 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 104 replies · 6,191+ views
    The Swamp Politics ^ | 05/01/09 | Mark Silva
    It's getting to be that time again: The 2010 elections are right around the corner, and they're going to get pretty interesting in some of the most heavily contested states and congressional districts next year. In Ohio, Republican John Kasich, a former longtime congressman and also commentator for FOX News Channel, plans to file papers today for a bid for governor, according to a well-placed source. Republicans wanted Kasich to run in 2006, he demurred, but has been planting the seeds for 2010 since them - in March 2008, he suggested that Ohio's income tax should be "phased out.'' He...
  • Governor's doubters grow as outlook worsens (Strickland, D-Ohio)

    03/07/2009 6:22:33 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 31 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 7, 2009 | JOE HALLETT and MARK NIQUETTE
    Governor's doubters grow as outlook worsens Saturday, March 7, 2009 8:07 PM By JOE HALLETT and MARK NIQUETTE FRANKFORT, Ohio - For a governor under siege, sublimity can be found in the hinterlands, in places such as the Adena Local School, where his mere presence is exalted and the roar of dissent 50 miles to the north is but a whisper. Gov. Ted Strickland came here Wednesday, his 11th school visit in two weeks, taking his landmark school-reform and funding plan directly to the people and away from the Statehouse's politically charged anterooms. "It's not that everybody agrees with me...
  • Wall Street ties might hamstring GOP hopeful Kasich

    01/18/2009 5:54:41 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 805+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 12, 2009 | Joe Hallet & Jonathan Riskind
    NNot so long ago, a job with Lehman Brothers opened doors. Now, it threatens to slam one on the leading Republican contender for governor in 2010. John R. Kasich, the former congressman from Westerville, left the storied investment banking firm shortly after it collapsed in September, severing a six-year relationship as a managing director of Lehman's investment banking division. As Kasich prepares to challenge Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, his association with a firm that has come to symbolize the avarice of Wall Street almost certainly will be used against him. "If he becomes a candidate for governor, I'm sure that...