Will Mandel Attack His Most Recent Endorser & Super Committee Member, Rob Portman?

Today, U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell named Ohio’s junior senator, Rob Portman, to the “super committee.” Earlier this week, Portman endorsed U.S. Senate Republican primary candidate and newby Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.  So what? Yesterday, the Plain Dealer published Mandel’s direct attack on votes in favor of raising the debt ceiling but…

Political Media Literacy 101: ONN w/GOP U.S. Senate Candidate & New OH Treasurer Josh Mandel

I haven’t watched it yet so no opinion (it’s being broadcast on Ohio News Network or ONN).  What do I have in mind? Consider the questions asked – content and form.  Consider the answers provided – non-responsive or satisfying. And every time you see, watch or hear a candidate for political office this year, via…

CA Campaign Ad from Right Portrays Dem Female Candidate as Stripper, Calls Her B-word & “Ho”

Just one morning I’d like to not see news that feels so compelling that I can’t turn it away for noting on the blog.  For sure there are days when against all pressure I don’t give in, but this is just so ill I’m not posting the video here – you can see it for…

Ohio Treasurer Mandel reportedly flies in & out of Hawaii to meet w/another potential Republican US Senate candidate

Who knew Hawaii was the place to be for an Ohio public servant to see and be seen? From The Hawaii Reporter’s article, “Steakhouse overrun with politicians” [Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi] Hannemann and [state Senate President Shan] Tsutsui weren’t the only politicians seeking a higher grade of steak and interesting company [at Ruth Chris Steakhouse…

Reality Check: Gillibrand & Mandel both in office for five years

Seriously. This occurred to me as I was following the incredible leadership that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY) has been showing in her support of Kathy Hochul in the NY-26 congressional race. Money quote: “Gillibrand’s support should bode well for Hochul, if Gloria Steinem’s introduction is any indication. “Like Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisholm…

UPDATE: Ohio Alliance for Charter Schools Chief: “There’s no accountability”

UPDATE: Via Plunderbund, here’s an excellent Ohio.com editorial from today that chastises the Ohio House Republicans’ latest shenanigans with charters and demands that someone in elected office step up and stop it. Original post: And he’s not saying this in a good way, at all. And he is not fringe and he is not alone.…