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The (Toledo) Blade
Toledo, Ohio
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Jim Renacci, Republican congressman from the Akron area, has lined up the support of all of his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives for his Senate run. Renacci stepped into the Senate race to run against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown when Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel withdrew... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Blade Slices
Steve Kraus, the auctioneer-state representative who was forced out of the Ohio General Assembly over a theft conviction, has declared his candidacy for the 9th Congressional District. (Kraus had appealed the conviction but the Ohio Supreme Court in October declined to hear the appeal. He says he still has a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blade Slices
NEWS RELEASE FROM OFFICE OF U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo): Kaptur at Supreme Court: Ohioans should not be purged from voter rolls Calls for Supreme Court to set a standard that protects the vote of all Americans Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dean of the Ohio Delegation,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Blade Slices
Everybody knows U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) is not shy about speaking her mind. Witness her comments recently about the revealing clothing some of her colleagues wear ("cleavage down to the floor"). Now a summary of the frequency with which House speakers take to the podium to make floor... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Blade Slices
The Mike DeWine - Jon Husted campaign is moving to close ranks among all those Republicans who once chose sides and even developed political rivalries. Here in Lucas County, the biggest political rivalry going is between Jon Stainbrook, the chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party, and Mark Wagoner, a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Blade Slices
State Sen. Joe Schiavoni (D., Boardman) - one of six Democratic candidates for governor of Ohio - today is releasing what his campaign calls a "powerful" web ad. Here's the link. News release follows: Joe Schiavoni Releases Powerful New Ad December 10, 2017 MORE ARTICLES Can Ohio Solve Its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Blade Slices
There aren't many days that Democrats approvingly quote Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but today was one of them. Sessions tossed cold water on demands by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Urbana) and some other conservatives that Sessions appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton's connections with the Russians, especially... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Blade Slices
Get the feeling the Lucas County Democratic Party is ready to move on from 2017? (from a news release from the Lucas County Republican Party) The December Executive Committee meeting has been cancelled and we invite you to join the LCDP at Earnest Brew Works on December 4 from 5... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Blade Slices
Jefferson-Lincoln Awards (This event was held Saturday). The eighteenth annual Jefferson-Lincoln Awards: An Evening to Honor Lives of Public Service gala will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at The Inn at Spanish Bay. This year’s honorees are Rob Portman, United States Senator (R), Ohio; and Jack Reed, United... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Blade Slices
Connie Pillich, a former state representative from Cincinnati, is making some moves in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor. She released a list of endorsers, including Lucas County Coroner James Patrick, and a web ad. Here is Pillich's new web ad and the campaign news releases: The spot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Blade Slices
Nickname Ward Hicks-Hudson Kapszukiewicz Total votes Toledo Citywide 22,537 28,266 50,803 Point Place Ward 1 692 2,266 2,958 North End Ward 2 408 248 656 PowerTrain Ward 3 808 2,176 2,984 Lagrange Ward 4 1,031 375 1,406 Reynolds Corners Ward 5 1,474 1,725 3,199 Inverness/Dorr Ward 6 1,808 428 2,236... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Blade Slices
With 5.6 percent of the vote: Ward Nickname Hicks-Hudson Kapszukiewicz Citywide Toledo 6,380 6,320 Ward 1 Point Place 419 1,413 Ward 2 North End 81 44 Ward 3 PowerTrain 76 269 Ward 4 Lagrange 378 95 Ward 5 Reynolds Corners 297 318 Ward 6 Inverness 1,228 285 Ward 7 Glendale... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Blade Slices
Toledo council candidate Gary Johnson is the first to buy TV airtime ahead of the Nov. 7 election. Johnson’s TV ad is narrated by Shaun Enright, head of the Northwestern Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council. (The coalition of trade unions gave Johnson a $5,000 campaign donation.) The ad, which... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Blade Slices
The newest ad from the proponents of a prescription drug ballot issue will leave you smiling regardless of your stance on the confusing question. In the video, a big kid (the bully) goes up against a little kid (you and me) in a boxing ring. It's a happy ending for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Blade Slices
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R.) received an endorsement today from the Cleveland Police union for his 2018 U.S. Senate race. Mandel is seeking the GOP nomination to run against U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) next year. Mandel faces competition for the nomination from Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons. Here’s the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Blade Slices
The United Auto Workers union for Region 2B announced today it is endorsing U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) for re-election. Region 2B represents 150,000 active and retired members in Ohio. Here's some of the news release from Friends of Sherrod Brown: Region 2B Director Rich Rankin: “American workers are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Blade Slices
According to U.S. Rep. Bob Latta's office: BOWLING GREEN, OH – Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recognized National Manufacturing Day and the importance of manufacturing to the economies of Ohio and the United States. The manufacturing sector contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and employs 12.3 million... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Blade Slices
The Josh Mandel for Senate campaign today reported a political poll showing him as the favorite among Ohio Republicans to take on Democrat Sherrod Brown in the 2018 U.S. Senate race. "The survey results this morning provide a stark contrast between Josh Mandel and the rest of the candidates in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Blade Slices
News release as published by Emily's List: EMILY’S LIST ENDORSES SEVEN TRAILBLAZING MAYORAL CANDIDATES September 28, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced endorsements in seven mayoral elections across the country. Each woman has made or will make history in her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Blade Slices
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is getting a tongue-in-cheek birthday greeting today (his 40th birthday) from the Ohio Democratic Party. The party has launched a regular feature on Tumblr highlighting Mandel's trips around the country raising campaign cash to run against U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) while also chronicling the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Blade Slices
Teresa Fedor, a state representative from Toledo, today endorsed former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton for the Democratic nomination for governor. Sutton, from Barberton, served three terms in Congress and also headed the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. She's one of at least four politicians competing for the Democratic nomination to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Blade Slices
The Josh Mandel for Senate campaign announced today that is endorsed by Pennsylvania's Sen. Pat Toomey. Here's the campaign statement. Mandel is seeking the GOP nomination to run against incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) in 2018. He's facing a challenge for the Republican nomination from Cleveland businessman Mike... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Blade Slices
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) has signed onto an amicus brief in front of the Supreme Court to change the way congressional districts are drawn. She joined 36 former and current Representatives and Senators to support the case Gill v. Whitford, which will be heard by the Supreme Court... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Blade Slices
U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel's all-white, all-Christian "Faith Outreach Team" doesn't fit the template for one local reverend. Rev. Randall Parker III, a former Democratic candidate for Toledo School Board who served in 2015 as an appointed member, said the Republican Senate candidate should have found some diversity for his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Blade Slices
County commissioners from some northwest Ohio counties will travel to Washington D.C. Tuesday for an event with the Trump administration. Not clear whether President Donald Trump will be present. According to a White House spokesman, the Trump administration is hosting 80 Ohio county commissioners “in its continuing efforts to develop... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Blade Slices