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Ohio Former Governor Ted Strickland, Donna Brazile to Lead New 527, Democrats for Public Education

On Friday, Politico reported the news: Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Donna Brazile have … agreed to act as co-chairs … We intend to begin a national campaign aimed at united Democrats and showing broad support for the core principles outlined in the statement. At the AFT convention [today] in Los Angeles, president Randi Weingarten…

Strickland not Democrat distancing self from Obama

Chris Cillizza wasn’t the only one writing about whether Democrats should be closer to or farther away from President Obama in the current election cycle but his piece, Some Democratic candidates distance themselves from Obama, covers the bases.  Here’s evidence that Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is not one of the ones distancing themselves: President Barack…

Kasich-Taylor: What on Earth Am I Missing?

Brent Larkin says the 2010 governor’s race is John Kasich and Mary Taylor’s to lose. This editorial in the Youngstown Vindicator says Kasich’s income tax elimination gimmick will be bought as an idea worth embracing by voters (to his credit, Larkin slams it, thank goodness). I don’t get it. At all. I think Kasich presents…

Ohio GOP Chair DeWine insults, slurs mental health professionals

No one gets away with dissing social workers and me not blogging about it. Thank you, Modern Esquire, for the heads up.  The fact that I’m also a lawyer and an elected official just further incenses me over this incident that exposes enormous ignorance on the part of the Ohio Republican Party Chair, Kevin DeWine.…

Why OH GOP Governor candidate Kasich doesn’t suggest sales tax to replace income tax

From Sunday’s Plain Dealer: $1.6 billion: That’s how much less consumers spent on taxable purchases in Cuyahoga County from December 2008 through September 2009 compared with the same period a year earlier…. 11 percent: The decline in Cuyahoga County purchases, which translated to $16 million less in sales tax money for the Greater Cleveland Regional…

2010 Ohio Senate race: Brunner v. Fisher update

I’ve written very little about the Democratic primary for the 2010 open Ohio U.S. Senate seat race (the seat is currently occupied by George Voinovich (R)), but I feel compelled to offer a few thoughts related to this blog entry posted by current Ohio Secretary of State and candidate for the Dem nomination, Jennifer Brunner.…