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Ohio Governor Draws Opponent For 2014 Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D) confirmed months of speculation Monday and announced the first step in a campaign to unseat Ohio Gov. John...

GOP Lawmakers Push Ban On Red Light Cameras

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

A trio of Republican legislators in Ohio have introduced legislation banning the use of cameras to catch speeding and red-light runners in the state. ...

Abortion Bill Contains Interesting Ban

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Mississippi has proposed a ban on human-animal hybrids. State Rep. William Tracy Arnold (R-Booneville) proposed t...

GOP Education Official Asked To Resign After Comparing Obama With Hitler

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

Ohio Democrats are calling on the president of the state Board of Education to resign after she compared President Barack Obama with Adolf Hitler on h...

Former Governor Makes Big Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) will not run for his old job in 2014. Strickland announced Tuesday morning that he would not challenge Gov. Joh...

North Carolina Democrat: Arm School Teachers

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Two more state lawmakers - including a Democrat - are proposing that teachers be allowed to carry guns into schools. Lawmakers in Virginia and Nor...

GOP Voting Chief: Balance Not Politically Possible

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) defended his decision to limit early voting in the state, saying that voting places needed time to set up for t...

Tea Party Favorite Back To Old Tricks

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) has given two aides from his failed U.S. Senate campaign state jobs, including one who he dispatched to a basic debt cl...

John Celock

Governor Accused Of $1.4 Million Pat On Back

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is being criticized by a potential 2014 opponent for a new $1.4 million ad campaign touting the state's economic development...

Election Day Shenanigans

Chris Enloe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Teen
Chris Enloe

I still have one remaining question: What exactly is this hope and change thing the President keeps mentioning?

Bring Back Same-day Registration to Fix Ohio's Provisional Ballot Problem

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

After my experience with the voter hotline, and seeking the advice and opinions from other volunteers there, I have a few suggestions for moving forward.

Was Romney Destined To Lose?

Justin Launer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Justin Launer

America woke up last Wednesday to find its government essentially unchanged. After a campaign season that lasted for almost a year and a half and cam...

John Celock

Sherrod Brown: 'Karl Rove Had A Bad Night'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the unassuming, unabashed progressive who was a top target for Republicans this cycle, faced down $40 milli...

Jennifer Bendery

Tea Party Senate Favorite: 'A Lot' Of Voters For Obama And Me

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND -- Republican Senate hopeful Josh Mandel spent part of Monday standing outside in the cold here introducing himself to early voters as they ...

Goodbye Redskin Rule?

Jason Grill | Posted 01.04.2013 | DC
Jason Grill

Mark it down, the "Redskin Rule" is not continuing it's incredible run in 2012. President Obama will win a second term.

Tea Party Favorite's Family Feud

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, is being criticized by his wife's cousins, who bought an ad in a Clev...

Tea Party Favorite Highlights Manners, Sincerity In New Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, has unveiled a new ad focusing on integrity to counteract past ads th...

Veterans Group Launches New Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A progressive veterans group is launching a $1.25 million ad campaign targeting three Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls as the election enters its final...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Flip-Flops On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, used the final debate with Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown to change his posit...

In Ohio, Signs of Voter Suppression Go Up -- And Come Down

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

Why would an unknown private family foundation spend significant money calling attention to voter fraud in areas that are far more likely to have low-income and minority populations? The answer is as sad and shameful as it is self-evident: To scare. To intimidate. To confuse.

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Asked For Records On Lobbying Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, is facing a request for records from his state office r...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Booed At Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for an Ohio U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, was booed at the second debate Thursday evening after telling his De...

Mandel Aide Accused Of Shoving Democratic Tracker

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

An aide to the Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, is accused of shoving a tracker for a Democratic super PAC...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Announces Long-Awaited Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, said during a debate Monday afternoon that he would have voted a...

Talk Show Host: 'Hang Up On This Dude'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, was cut off by a local radio show host after he and the host ended up...