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Ohio Legislator Accused of Insulting Veterans In Hearing

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Ohio insulted veterans in a hearing he led this month on renewable-energy standards, according to a veteran in attendance. ...

The Power of Protest Works

Bob Hagan | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Bob Hagan

What do we do in a legislature and state mostly controlled by men who have some difficulty using the medical terminology for genitals or understanding the difference between a woman's body and a man's?

State Senate Squashes Controversial Abortion Bill

AP | ANN SANNER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The leader of the Ohio Senate put a stop Tuesday to a bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions ...

Laura Bassett

Ohio 'Heartbeat Bill' Is Revived In State Legislature

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Just two days after a majority of Ohio voters indicated at the polls that they support abortion rights, the GOP-controlled Ohio state legislature anno...

Luke Johnson

McCain's Citizens United Criticism Comes At Odd Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is a longtime critic of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United, which removed corporate limits on po...

Rove Group Makes Its Biggest Move Yet

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative Super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove and an affiliated organization are making their biggest buy yet in this year's Senate e...

Sherrod Brown Changes Tone In Emotional New Ad Inspired By Fatal Bus Crash

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) released a new ad Tuesday telling the emotional tale of a young member of the Bluffton University baseball team who, along...

GOP Hopeful Accused Of Dodging Taxes With Campaign

Salon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

As the presidential candidates make tax policy personal, the same thing is happening in Ohio, where Sen. Sherrod Brown's campaign is accusing his Repu...

Group Mounts New Push For GOP Control Of Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hammering Maine independent candidate Angus King and Democratic incumbents in Montana and Ohio in a new ...

Mysterious Group Attacking Dem In Close Race

ProPublica | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica In May, a previously unknown group started pouring money into Ohio's U.S. Senate race, considered one of the most imp...

Conservative Super PAC Targets Democrats With Multi-Million Dollar Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative advocacy group backed by Karl Rove, launched a $4.2 million ad buy Thursday attacking Democratic Senate candidates in...

Dem Being Drowned Out By Outside Groups

AP | JOHN SEEWER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nowhere is as much money being spent on a Senate race this year as in Ohio, where liberal Democrat Sherrod Brown is seeking a s...

Amanda Terkel

Union Super PAC Mounts Ads For Senate Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is getting a boost from union members, with the AFL-CIO super PAC Workers' Voice launching $50,000 in advert...

Sherrod Brown Compares Himself To A Car In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is out with his third ad, a positive spot highlighting the senator's efforts to rescue the auto industry. The ad opens ...

Sherrod Brown Tries To Cash In From Wife's Interesting Email Exchange

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown's (D-Ohio) reelection campaign is fundraising off a conservative blogger's email screw-up with the senator's wife. A blogger re...

MoveOn Endorses Three More For Senate

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org came out with more Senate candidate endorsements on Thursday, throwing its large grassroots backing behind Sen. ...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Karl Rove's Group Continues Spending Blitz In Key Battleground States

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS is continuing its spending blitz, dropping another $2.5 million on ads in three states with competitive Senate races. Th...

Amanda Terkel

Karl Rove's Group Aims At One Senator WIth Massive Ad Buy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the advocacy group launched by Karl Rove, is coming out with a $1.1 million ad campaign against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Candidate Dresses In Drag In High School Yearbook Picture (PHOTO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

Before Josh Mandel was Ohio's state treasurer and a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, he was just another goofy high school kid. An Ohio source p...

Labor Super PAC Targets Ohio Politician With Spoof Of Famous LeBron James 'Witness' Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

As Game 4 of the NBA Finals tips off tonight, the AFL-CIO super PAC Workers' Voice will evoke MVP LeBron James in a new ad that spotlights U.S. Senate...

Matt Sledge

Mystery Group Joins Fight To Take Down Sherrod Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

A mysterious non-profit has spent $238,000 on television ads promoting Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in his race against Sen. Sherrod Brown -- and its la...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Senator On Why Conservatives Donate More Money To Super PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- No Democratic lawmaker is being bombarded by more negative ads than Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). So far, GOP-aligned groups have p...

Actor Martin Sheen Hits The Campaign Trail

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is getting a presidential visit for his reelection campaign. Actor Martin Sheen, who played President Josiah Bartlet in...

Sherrod Brown's First Reelection Ad

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is out with his first ad of the 2012 reelection campaign, going after his opponent, State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R), on ch...