Pureval Calls for New Laws Forcing Ohioans to Be More ‘Welcoming’ of Diverse Communities

In a brief debate exchange mostly ignored by the Ohio media, Aftab Pureval went on record Tuesday night in favor of new laws, at the “federal, state and local levels,” that would force Ohioans to be more “welcoming and inclusive.” Ohio communities should should pass laws requiring citizens to “celebrate”…

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Steve Chabot at Debate: ‘I’m a Work Horse Kind of Guy…He’s a Show Horse’

Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) and his Democrat opponent, Aftab Pureval, went at each other fast and furious in Cincinnati Wednesday night in a no-holds-barred slug fest that made the first debate look like a picnic in the park. Judging by the tone of the debate, hosted by WCPO Channel 9,…

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Aftab Pureval Claims to Have Run ‘Positive’ Campaign But Steve Chabot Calls Him Out

Democrat Aftab Pureval said in his first congressional debate Tuesday night that he’s “run a positive, optimistic campaign.” “Unfortunately my opponent disagrees; he’s committed to a campaign of smears and outright lies,” Pureval said of his opponent, incumbent Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1). “We have to ask ourselves why?” But that…

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Sherrod Brown Fled the Building after U.S. Senate Debate, Jim Renacci Stayed to Answer Questions from Reporters

After last night’s U.S. Senate debate in Cleveland, both candidates were given the opportunity to answer media questions and to expand on or clarify any issues that came up during the debate. Jim Renacci stood and answered questions from reporters for an additional 12 minutes. Sherrod Brown fled the building, refusing to…

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Jim Renacci’s Debate Zinger: ‘Sen. Brown Votes for Whatever Chuck Schumer Tells Him To’

U.S. Senate candidates Jim Renacci and Sherrod Brown squared off in their first debate Sunday night, a one-hour event in which Renacci cast his opponent as “too in love with Washington and Chuck Schumer” to represent the people of Ohio. After 25 years in Washington, Renacci said Brown had lost touch…

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Senate Candidates Jim Renacci, Sherrod Brown Agree to Three Debates in October

Sherrod Brown, Jim Renacci

U.S. Senate candidates Jim Renacci and Sherrod Brown have agreed to participate in three debates in October. The first will be hosted at the Idea Center in Cleveland and sponsored by the Ohio Debate Commission on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. The second debate will be moderated by NBC 4 in…

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DeWine Campaign to Host Watch Parties for Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate

Richard Cordray, Mike DeWine

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will be at Marietta College in Columbus for the second gubernatorial debate with Richard Cordray on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. And for those who wish to watch the debate among friends, the DeWine campaign has organized a series of watch parties. The first…

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Senate Candidates Renacci, Brown Agree to Debate October 14

Sherrod Brown, Jim Renacci

U.S. Senate candidates Jim Renacci and Sherrod Brown have agreed to participate in a debate hosted by the Ohio Debate Commission on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. The debate will take place at the Idea Center in Cleveland. This will be the first of at least three debates between…

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OFF THE RECORD: Randy Boyd Skips Knoxville Debate . . . For ‘Pricey Steakhouse Dinner’?

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd set off a chain reaction when he cancelled Sunday night’s GOP gubernatorial candidate primary debate in Knoxville. Now, one reporter says the cancellation was due to a “pricey steakhouse dinner,” as first reported at TNJ: On the Hill. Boyd had cited an unspecified scheduling conflict as his reason…

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Steve Gill: GOP Gubernatorial Primary Debate Cancellation May Be Due To Perceived Lack of Effectiveness

Steve Gill

A top political analyst says he is not surprised that three of the candidates running in the Tennessee Republican gubernatorial primary dropped out of the last statewide televised debate scheduled for this weekend in Knoxville. The cancellation comes after Randy Boyd, Beth Harwell and Diane Black dropped out, WKRN said. “My…

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