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Democrats Promote Good News

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Democratic legislators are trumpeting new polling data that show the party leading or in a dead heat in generic polls for control of several state leg...

Dem Incumbent Faces Spending Onslaught

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

Even without counting outside spending, Ohio's U.S. Senate race is officially the most expensive in state history. Incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D...

Dems: 'Transparency' Candidate Is Liar

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

The heat in Ohio's competitive Senate race has been turned up as state Democrats challenge the Republican nominee's claims of transparency. Republi...

Dem: Karl Rove Performs 'CPR' On 'Gleeful' Tea Party Favorite

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Ohio's Democratic Party chairman fought back against Crossroads GPS, the advocacy group launched by Karl Rove, after the group decided to invest anoth...

Dems Call Tea Party Favorite 'Laughable'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

A recent news report about Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel's Republican voting record has Democrats in his state calling his abilities "laughable." ...

Joe The Plumber: Obama Should Be 'Embarrassed' To Visit Battleground State

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

This time around, Joe the Plumber won't be asking much of President Barack Obama. Sam Wurzelbacher, more commonly known by the nickname he earned d...

John Celock

Dems Question Tea Party Favorite's 'Resume Fairy' | John Celock | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) released almost all of the remaining resumes requested by the state Democratic Party, a move that has not quieted the o...

Dems Make 9th Request Of Tea Party Favorite

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Ohio Democrats on Tuesday filed their ninth request for the resumes of those appointed by state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R), the Tea Party favorite runn...

John Celock

Tea Party: Josh Mandel 'Will Fight Like Crazy' | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ohio Tea Party leaders are touting their backing of state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) in his U.S. Senate campaign, saying he is the only c...

Josh Mandel's $65 Billion Mistake

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Ohio Democrats are pouncing on state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) for apparently forgetting $65 billion in state pension funds under his supervision, cal...

GOP Senate Hopeful's Contributions Under Investigation

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

FBI agents are investigating several contributions made to Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's (R) campaign for the U.S. Senate. The New Republic reports...

Kasich Fights Republicans Over Major Changes

Columbus Dispatch | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Gov. John Kasich fought back against Senate Republicans’ changes to his third-grade reading guarantee this morning, arguing they would “weaken eff...

John Celock

Democrats To Mandel: 'Come Clean' | John Celock | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

On the same day that reports surfaced that Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) does not have the resumes for 34 staff members he appointed, state Democrats...

Dems Continue To Question Josh Mandel Resumes

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Days after penning a letter to the editor saying that his office was responding to all records requests from the Ohio Democratic Party, Ohio Treasurer...

John Celock

Former Mandel Aide Fights Back | John Celock | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

A former aide to Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) is fighting back against a Democratic lawmaker's charge that he violated state ethics laws in lobbying...

Ohio Democrats' New Web Ad Pokes Fun At Josh Mandel And Friends

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Democrats have taken to the web to satirize Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for Senate against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown,...

Anna Staver

Same-Sex Marriage Amendment In Ohio Gets Green Light | Anna Staver | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Marriage equality advocates in Ohio took one step closer Tuesday to overturning the state's 2004 constitutional amendment that restricts marriages in ...

The Battle for a Compassionate America: We Cannot Lose Dennis Kucinich!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

This is not an election we can lose. If we want any future of a progressive, compassionate America, we must re-elect Dennis Kucinich.

GOP Leader: Ohio Voters Have Had 'Enough Of It'

Solon Patch | Chris Mazzolini | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

For Romney, an Ohio win gives him more momentum after his wins in Michigan and Arizona. A Santorum victory throws Romney's status as front runner in f...

John Celock

Kasich Imitates Parkinson's Patient, Praises 'Hot Wife' In State Of The State | John Celock | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) does not generally script his speeches, preferring to form his remarks off-the-cuff based on notes. In the case of his State...

John Celock

Two States Likely To Host Multiple 2012 Primaries | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

A series of disputes is likely to send voters in two states to the polls more than once for 2012 party primaries. An impasse among Ohio legislator...

John Celock

UPDATE: Democrats Get Enough Signatures To Overturn Ohio Voting Law | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Democrats and progressives in Ohio have just over a week to gather 10,000 more petition signatures to force a referendum to overturn the state's contr...

Split Decision?

Al Checchi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Until we seek common ground and political solutions based on common sense and shared interest, we will continue to stage political jousting matches like the ones recently conducted in Ohio, only to find ourselves back where we started and the problems largely unresolved.

John Celock

Labor Leader Takes Issue 2 Victory Lap | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecting the results with the Occupy Wall Street movement, organized labor is taking a victory lap over Tuesday's repeal of Ohio's con...

Issue 2 Was UpHill Fight For Kasich

Solon Patch | Chris Mazzolini | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

In retrospect, Issue 2 never stood a chance. Opponents outmatched supporters in money, motivation and message. It's no surprise they had more votes...