Ohio Gov.-Elect Mike DeWine Says Inauguration Will be Celebration of ‘Faith, Family, and Friends’

Gov.-elect Mike DeWine (R-OH) announced key leaders of his Inaugural Committee and staff this week who will oversee a week-long celebration of “faith, family, and friends” after the Ohio’s next governor is sworn in. According to a Thursday press release, Suzanne and Michael Kiggin were named chairs of the committee…

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Ohio Republicans Are on a Mission to Challenge Roe v. Wade

Ohio Republicans have reintroduced a controversial bill that would redefine in law the term “person” to include “any unborn human” and would make abortion a potentially criminal offense. The bill, House Bill 565, was first introduced in March, but is being brought up again after Ohio House Republicans successfully passed…

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OFF THE RECORD: Ohio House Conservatives Are Going to Get Shafted in Lame Duck

State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) may well have promised everything under the sun, plus some, to Ohio House members this spring. Those promises were made in conjunction with Smith’s efforts to cobble together enough votes to finish the term of Cliff Rosenberger as Speaker. Smith was elected with 44 votes…

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Ohio GOP: Success in Thumping Dems in State This Year Rooted in 2012 ‘Painful Defeat’ to Obama

Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken credited President Trump’s visit with helping push Mike DeWine over the top in a hard-fought gubernatorial race Tuesday but the party’s vaunted “ground game” sure didn’t hurt. An army of volunteers and paid staff worked as hard in 2018 as they did in 2016 when Trump…

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GOP Sweeps Statewide Offices as Mike DeWine Wins Governor’s Race Over Richard Cordray

Republican Mike DeWine cruised to victory over Democrat Richard Cordray Tuesday and Republicans swept every statewide office on the Ohio ballot, including secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor and treasurer. All of the congressional races thought to be up for grabs, or at least competitive, also went to Republicans…

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Lindsey Graham, Mike Pence Coming to Ohio This Week to Campaign for Republican Candidates

Two heavy hitters will be coming to Ohio this week to campaign for Republican candidates, underscoring how important Ohio has become to the national GOP strategy to retain the U.S. House and a majority of governorships. Just one week before Election Day, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will lead a “Get…

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Ohio’s Issue 1 Ballot Proposal Called ‘Drug Dealer Amnesty Act’

Ohio’s “Issue 1” ballot referendum has polarized Ohio’s political and law enforcement communities ahead of November’s midterm elections. On the one side you have virtually every law enforcement group in the state, Republican candidates like Mike DeWine for governor and Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate, and dozens of judges and prosecutors…

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President Trump at Lebanon Rally: ‘We Are Witnessing A Phenomenon Called America First’

It was his third rally this week but you wouldn’t have known it. Appearing energized by the big and boisterous crowd, President Donald Trump took the podium Friday night in Lebanon, Ohio  to thunderous chants of “USA! USA! USA!” and never backed off, pummeling Sen. Sherrod Brown and Senate Democrats…

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New Ohio Poll Has Cordray Ahead of DeWine by 6 Points

A new Suffolk University/Cincinnati Enquirer poll shows Democrat Richard Cordray up by six points over Republican Mike DeWine in the Ohio gubernatorial race with 26 days left before Election Day. This poll comes just a day after another poll by Baldwin-Wallace University showed DeWine three points up over Cordray. The…

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Richard Cordray ‘Misstated’ Ohio Drug Laws at Gubernatorial Debate

Democrat candidate for governor Richard Cordray, speaking at the gubernatorial debate Monday night, “misstated the law” with regard to Ohio’s drug addiction problems, said a prominent Ohio legal expert. Cordray routinely encourages Ohio voters to pass Issue 1, which will appear on the ballot Nov. 6. If passed, it would…

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