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The (Toledo) Blade
Toledo, Ohio
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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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago at Blade Slices
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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
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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
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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
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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
Tom Names, one of 13 candidates competing for 12 slots on the general election Toledo Council ballot, has endorsed labeling Lake Erie with the "impairment designation." That puts him on the side of environmental activists and against endorsed Democratic Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, who thinks the move is not advisable, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Blade Slices
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Who you gonna call? GOP judicial candidate Nicole Khoury called the Ohio Supreme Court's office of ethics on Friday after finding out from The Blade that somebody had donated $50 to her campaign using the name of Peter Venkman. The address for the contributor was 1060 West Addison St., Chicago,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Blade Slices
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) today officially backed fellow Democrat Steve Dettelbach's campaign to be Ohio attorney general. Dettelbach is the former U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Ohio, which includes Toledo. He's running to succeed Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine. It's not a surprising endorsement. Dettelbach is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Blade Slices
Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz has a prediction for the primary election - Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson will finish first in the Sept. 12 primary. How's that for lowering expectations? Citing internal polling data that he's keeping close to the vest, Kapszukiewicz said be believes he will finish second in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Blade Slices
Here's a statement posted today by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's (R. Ohio) office on the defeated GOP health care bill: Portman Statement on Health Care WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement on health care after the failed vote in the Senate this morning: “I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Blade Slices
Here is U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur's (D., Toledo) office statement on the defeat of Republican health care bill in Senate early Friday: Kaptur statement on Senate rejection of harmful health care bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, released the following statement after the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Blade Slices
As a candidate last year, Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) promised to vote to repeal Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). But now that he has a chance to do so, and have it actually result in repeal, Portman is resistant. The Ohio Tea Party has found a candidate comparison published... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Blade Slices
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As the Trump administration continues its assault on climate science, the world is headed for another one of its warmest years on record. The 2017 year-to-date temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.64 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, the second highest January-to-June value since records starting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Ripple Effect
Rep. Bob Latta announces a new district director, replacing Andy Lorenz who moved to Regional Growth Partnership. OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN Robert E. Latta FIFTH DISTRICT OF OHIO 2448 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-6405 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2017 Contact: Drew Griffin Office: (202) 225-6405 Congressman... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Blade Slices
The Lucas County Democratic Party said mayoral candidate Tom Waniewski's request to citizens he had helped as a councilman to allow his campaign to post campaign signs in their yards crossed an ethical line. (See my previous post in this blog.) Here is the party's attack on Waniewski, who is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Blade Slices
Tom Waniewski has mined the city's records to find the names and email addresses of people he was able to help during his "short term" on council (9 and 1/2 years) and come up with some potential campaign supporters. Here's the email sent to those folks: Dear Constituent: In my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Blade Slices
The House last Thursday passed two bills aimed at cracking down on "sanctuary" cities and beefing up prosecution of illegal immigrants accused of crimes. Both bills await votes by the Senate. On both bills, the three area Republicans (Latta, Jim Jordan of Urbana, and Tim Walberg of Tipton, Mich.) voted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Blade Slices
Ohio Democratic Party says Republican candidate for governor Mike DeWine is tailoring his comments about Medicaid excessively, telling WTOL's Jerry Anderson that the Medicaid expansion is a good thing, but telling Tea Partier's something else: DAY ONE OF MIKE DEWINE’S GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN: DOUBLE-SPEAK ON MEDICAID EXPANSION DeWine Tells WTOL, Medicaid... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Blade Slices
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Here's a copy of the invitation to Mike DeWine's governor campaign fundraiser that was held last week in suburban Toledo. Keep in mind that DeWine is one of four high-profile Republicans running for the GOP nomination for governor, so there's big-league (as Donald Trump would say) competition for the kind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Blade Slices