OH GOP Treasurer Candidate Josh Mandel To Skip His City Club Debate

Very unfortunate news that he follows the lead of Republican candidates Jon Husted (Secretary of State) and Mike DeWine (Attorney General) who also will be skipping the Citadel of Free Speech’s traditional, well-respected and well-attended debates.  And this is Mandel’s home turf as outgoing state rep for the Ohio House 17th. How is it possible…

(updated) SC First Lady: Not Enough Women in SC’s Elected Offices

From Greenville Online.com today: South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford, in perhaps one of her last official duties as first lady, says not enough women are involved in politics in the state. Sanford told a state GOP luncheon featuring three former first ladies on Thursday that during her two decades in the state she has…

Video, Announcement: Ohio House to Hear Oppo Testimony re: Gas and Oil Drilling

The Ohio House schedule indicates that the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee (see members here) will be taking opponent and interested party testimony regarding the issue of oil and gas drilling regulation, and specifically SB 165, on this Wednesday, January 26, starting at 9:30am in Room 018 in the basement of the Statehouse.  For those…

Face to Face: Brunner v. Fisher in Hamilton County

Just received this (and you can read more here): January 07, 2010 For Immediate Release Contact: Sarah Saheb, 513-508-4737 (mobile) or sarahsaheb@gmail.com Decision 2010 Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner or Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher Who Will Get Your Vote? Event:     Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher will come together at…

Americans who do justice to health care debate, elected officials & fellow Americans

Maria is right – you probably haven’t seen clips of this townhall or read about it anywhere else, certainly not in as well-written a  description as she offers. Go read the whole entry.  Again, just because we can engage in ways that push the envelopes of decency and legality, doesn’t mean we should. I also…

[video] “Two pipsqueaks sitting around talking”: PD’s Kroll sweeps up Diadiun’s dust

If only pipsqueak dust was as magical as fairy dust. Two pipsqueaks sitting around talking Hattip to Jay Rosen and Chris Geidner for the heads up about this video, posted this morning and featuring Plain Dealer news impact editor, John Kroll.  Kroll responds to reactions to Reader Representative Ted Diadiun’s video from last week, which…