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Tea Party unpopularity hits new national low, but in Ohio, Kasich should care
Hours before a budget bill vote, House Speaker John Boehner sharply criticized the tea party and outside conservative groups opposed to the legislation, saying they're seeking to further their own objectives, not those of the Republican Party.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
The Columbus Dispatch
Think Kasich would sign this bill?
Today, Sen. Lou Gentile, a Steubenville Democrat, introduced legislation that would name the highway for former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland who happens to be Gentile's former employer as well.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
State Sen. Eric Kearney Steps Down as Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Sen. Eric Kearney has stepped down as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor after confirming hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid back taxes.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
OpEdiTude: When $1M missing matters:Ohio media myopia on Kearney versus JobsOhio
Ohio reporters are chewing on Kearney's tax woes but curiously not hungry to pursue larger discrepancies on $1 million in disappeared funds at JobsOhio, the state's new, secret development group.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Ohio Democrats should aim for more diversity in statewide offices: Thomas Suddes
Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald, left, introduces Ohio Democratic Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney as his running mate in the 2014 elections on Nov. 21 in Cincinnati.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Right-Wing Effort To Weaken Ohio's Clean Energy Law Stalled, Not Dead
The Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee canceled a vote Wednesday on a bill aimed at weakening the state's renewable energy standard and energy efficiency mandate.
West Side and South Side Leader
West Side News & Notes
The results from one tight local General Election race stood after a recount by the Summit County Board of Elections Dec. 3. According to Robert Luther, who was ahead of incumbent Richfield Township Trustee Laurie Peters Gilmore by one vote, he was confirmed as the winner of the race.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Medina Gazette
FitzGerald makes case for governor to room full of Dems
More than 30 prominent Democrats gathered in Pam Miller's Medina living room Tuesday to hear Ed FitzGerald make his case why he should be the party's candidate for governor next year.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Our View: Spirited governor's race in store for Ohio
Or maybe not. The poll released last week by Quinnipiac University showed Kasich leading FitzGerald, the presumptive Democratic nominee, by 44 percent to 37 percent.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Solar firms prove costly investments
Five years ago, government and local economic development officials made the costly decision to invest in northwest Ohio's fledgling solar industry.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Plain Dealer
Ed FitzGerald stands by liutenant governor pick Eric Kearney
Ed FitzGerald on Friday morning defended his recently-selected running mate for his 2014 gubernatorial campaign, saying Eric Kearney's respected tenure as a state senator and African-American leader outweighs any negative fallout over his sizable tax debts.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The Cincinnati Enquirer
FitzGerald chooses local state senator as running mate
Cincinnati's Eric Kearney, the minority leader in the state Senate, will serve as Democrat Ed FitzGerald's running mate in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Gentile supports Garrison for Co...
Ohio State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, who was once considered one of the top contenders for the Democratic nomination for Ohio's 6th Congressional District before announcing his intent not to seek the seat, threw his support Monday behind the candidacy of former State Rep. Jennifer Garrison, of Marietta.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Westlake native becomes chief of staff for Vice President Biden
Steve Ricchettti, a Westlake native, former top Clinton White House aide and former consulting partner with Ted Strickland, will become chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.