Election 2014

Politics
3:53 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Pepper, DeWine Trade Barbs As Political Season Kicks Into Gear

David Pepper is officially in the race against Republican incumbent Mike DeWine for Ohio's next attorney general, and he has harsh words for his his opponent. Pepper is using a recent report by the Dayton Daily News as ammunition; it found several instances where DeWine received campaign contributions from law firms seeking state work. The Democrat says this is evidence of a "pay-to-play" system.

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Politics
7:04 am
Thu February 6, 2014

With Filing Deadline Over, The Ballot Is Set For Fall Election

It’s official: the five Republicans and five Democrats who have been talked about for the five executive offices on the fall ballot have filed their paperwork, so the campaigns will soon begin in earnest.

The marquee race is of course Republican John Kasich against Democrat Ed FitzGerald for governor. Democratic strategist Sandy Theis says the fact that Kasich has raised five dollars for every dollar FitzGerald has campaign cash doesn’t mean much at this point.

“God, no, it’s not over," says Theis. "It’s very, very early. The incumbent always has a fundraising advantage.”

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Politics
5:04 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Ohio's Major Parties Fend Off 2014 Primaries

Ohio's Republican and Democratic gubernatorial front-runners are headed toward a primary-free showdown, ending a shakeout marked by complaints that both major parties got too aggressive in pushing out challengers.

The Democrats had a primary looming until last Friday, when Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune quietly withdrew his late bid against Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.

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Politics
7:35 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Planned Parenthood To Back Ohio Democrats' 2014 Slate

Ohio Democrats are rolling out their full statewide ticket at an endorsement event hosted by abortion and women's health care provider Planned Parenthood.

Wednesday's event in Columbus signals the party's intention to make women's health issues a campaign theme as they seek to unseat Gov. John Kasich and the state's other Republican elected officials this fall.

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Politics
7:04 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Democrat Vying For Ohio Attorney General Eyes Voting Rights

Ohio Attorney General candidate David Pepper says he would make advocating for voter rights a priority if elected Ohio's top law officer this fall.

The Cincinnati Democrat released his proposals Monday for addressing ballot access and election fairness.

Pepper criticizes Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for defending laws passed by state lawmakers that courts later deemed unconstitutional.

DeWine told The Vindicator of Youngstown that he didn't pass or write the laws, but did what he's "supposed to do" by defending them in court.

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