JobsOhio Charts Future Without Gov. Kasich as Patron

Even as John Kasich took over the governor’s office in January 2011, he had his eyes set on privatizing the State of Ohio’s economic development functions. A year after he left office, his brainchild, JobsOhio, sails ahead to new frontiers.

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Jim Renacci and Ohio’s Future Foundation Stop by the Ohio Liberty Coalition’s Statewide Meeting

  SAINT LOUISVILLE, Ohio – Former Congressman and current President of Ohio’s Future Foundation, Jim Renacci, joined nearly 200 attendees at the Ohio Liberty Coalition’s Statewide Meeting on Saturday to share his pro-growth vision for Ohio. “I was in Congress eight years. I’m back in the state because I think…

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Warren Promises Free College, Canceling of Student Loan Debt and More at Columbus Rally

  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 contender, hosted a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio Friday night where she received thunderous applause while discussing her controversial wealth tax. “I’m tired of freeloading billionaires,” Warren said Friday night after campaigning across West Virginia earlier in the day. In January, Warren floated…

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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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Richard Cordray Touts Record of ‘Promoting Women’ Despite Years of Discrimination Complaints at CFPB

Democrat Richard Cordray received favorable coverage this week from NBC affiliate WTAP, which gave a platform to Cordray’s wife that she used to tout his record of promoting women “to the top” positions of power. Former Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland, wife of former Gov. Ted Strickland, made stops in Marietta…

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Another 2020 Presidential Hopeful Stumping for Democrats this Weekend in Ohio

Another 2020 presidential hopeful has arrived in the Buckeye State to stump for Ohio Democrats and put out feelers for his own future political aspirations. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will be making a campaign swing through Ohio​ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, reports Cleveland.com. O’Malley ran a short-lived campaign for president…

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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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TV Ad Reminds Voters of Rich Cordray’s Decision to Hire Corrupt Pakistani Who Stole $500K from Ohio

The Republican Governors Association released a new television ad in the Ohio governor’s race Thursday, drawing attention to what it considers to be “bad judgment” on the part of Democrat candidate Richard Cordray. The ad focuses on Cordray’s time as Ohio treasurer and his decision to hire a Pakistani-American named…

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Richard Cordray Took A Nearly Week Long Junket to Australia As CFPB Director

As the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray did a lot of traveling.  In fact, as we have reported previously, Cordray commuted every week from Columbus to the CFPB DC office, most likely on the taxpayer’s dime. But we didn’t know until now that Cordray’s…

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Ohio Group Adds Legal Firepower to Case Against CFPB Once Headed by Richard Cordray

An Ohio think tank filed an amicus brief Tuesday in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that seeks to rein in the power of the consumer watchdog agency once headed by Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray. In the case, plaintiffs argue that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by former President Obama and…

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‘Spartacus’ Arrives in Ohio to Campaign for Sherrod Brown and Richard Cordray

Ohio was on the lookout for a Spartacus sighting Friday night, possibly continuing into today. Not anything approaching the real one, of course, but the one who claimed that title for himself last month in the U.S. Senate – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Booker came to the Buckeye State to campaign…

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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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Can Elizabeth Warren Save Richard Cordray’s Campaign for Ohio Governor?

Richard Cordray was back in his old stomping ground in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, fundraising​ with his mentor and close friend Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Cordray’s ties with Warren are many.  She and former President Obama founded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Cordray became her hand-picked director. Cordray’s six-year tenure at the agency…

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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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Democrat State Lawmaker Explains Why He Backs GOP’s Mike DeWine for Ohio Governor

Republican Mike DeWine won a key endorsement Monday from the other side of the aisle. State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10) of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, announced his endorsement of DeWine for Ohio governor. “I’ve worked with Mike DeWine over the last eight years as a State Representative. He has come…

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Ohio GOP: Democrats Inviting ‘California Kamala’ to Stump in Ohio Shows They Remain ‘Out of Touch’

In what may be a dress rehearsal for a 2020 presidential run, the U.S. Senate’s chief Kavanaugh inquisitor Kamala Harris has come to Ohio and is talking about translating Democrat anger over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation into votes on Nov. 6. Angry Democrats need to channel that emotion into voting…

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County Prosecutor Calls Idea Behind Ohio’s Issue 1 ‘Insane’

Perhaps the most controversial ballot proposal to hit Ohio in years, Issue 1 stirs passions on both sides. If passed by voters on Nov. 6, Issue 1 would amend Ohio’s Constitution to downgrade most drug possession charges to misdemeanors. It doesn’t matter what type of drug, even the deadly fentanyl,…

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Richard Cordray Scooping Up Mega-Bucks from Liberal Hollywood Elites Like Barbra Streisand

Richard Cordray, the Democrat candidate for Governor of Ohio, raised 26 percent more campaign cash than his Republican opponent last month, but one-third of his haul came from outside of Ohio. Richard Cordray’s campaign  told the Columbus Dispatch that the new figures — heavy on out-of-state donatations– constitute “evidence of broad…

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New Ad Asks Question About Richard Cordray: Has He Ever Really ‘Cared’ About Women?

“Dear Richard Cordray,” the ad begins. “We care…” By the time the ad concludes listeners hear that Cordray, the Democrat candidate for Ohio governor, not only doesn’t care about women. He doesn’t respect them. The new ad comes compliments of the Republican Governors Association, hitting Cordray right at the core…

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Ohio Sheriffs Warn of Looming Disaster in ‘Issue 1’ TV Ad

The DeWine-Husted campaign launched a new television ad Thursday imploring Ohio voters of both parties to “Say No” to Issue 1. The ad features local sheriffs from both political parties opposed to Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment which Democrat Richard Cordray has been pushing for months. His opponent in the…

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Cordray Decries ‘Poor Tone’ of Political Campaigns After Comparing Republicans to Nazis

It was near the end of Monday’s gubernatorial debate between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine. Most of the questions had been asked. But there were a few more from social media. Moderator Colleen Marshall turned to the candidates and told them viewers’ overriding concern was the divisive tone…

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DeWine, Cordray Spar Over Economy, Healthcare, Guns and Environment

Mike DeWine promised in Monday’s night’s gubernatorial debate to be focused on jobs and job creation “every single day I’m in office” while his opponent Richard Cordray said he would focus most strongly on healthcare reform. With the format switching to a town-hall setting at Marietta College, the two candidates…

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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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Richard Cordray Not Saying If $7,831 He Received from Federal Taxpayers in 2017 Was to Reimburse Him for Commuting from Ohio to Washington, D.C.

During a Politico Live presentation on Thursday, September 20, 2018, Democrat Governor’s nominee Richard Cordray stated that he commuted every week between his home in Central Ohio and Washington, D.C. during his tenure at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Cordray specifically noted that he made the 500 mile commute…

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‘I Believe Her’: Ohio’s Democrat Candidates in Lock-Step with Feinstein-Schumer Attempt to Smear Judge Kavanaugh

Ohio’s Democrat candidates running in the 2018 midterm election are going all in with their party’s obstruction of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the unsubstantiated attacks against his character. Sherrod Brown, Richard Cordray, Theresa Gasper, Aftab Pureval — they’re all taking the cue from their party…

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The Verdict Is In: Cordray Stands on Outer Fringes of Ohio Politics in His Support for Soros-backed Issue 1

A growing number of legal experts are coming to the same conclusion about Ohio’s “Issue 1” as the man who is running at the top of the Republican ticket in November. Issue 1 would make bad law, says Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is running for governor. DeWine may be…

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Employees of Richard Cordray’s CFPB File Notice of Pending Class-Action Suit Alleging Discrimination

Richard Cordray

A complaint has been filed in federal court alleging Richard Cordray and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau engaged in discriminatory practices against female and racial-minority employees of the agency. The complaint, filed Sept. 13 in D.C. District Court, seeks class-action status for all affected employees. It alleges violations of the…

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DeWine, Cordray Spar Over Opioids, Gun Control, Each Other’s Record in Heated First Debate

Richard Cordray, Mike DeWine

The gloves came off early and stayed off during Ohio’s first gubernatorial debate of 2018 between Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray. For a solid hour, the two candidates did not bother to jab at each other but seemed to go straight for a knockout blow. They were asked about the…

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10 Questions Ohio Voters Want Answered from Richard Cordray at Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray square off Wednesday night, Sept. 19, in their first gubernatorial ahead of the Nov. 6 election. The debate, set for 7 p.m. at University of Dayton, should provide a window into just how opposite the two candidates are in their approach to everything…

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Expert: Richard Cordray was Falsely Credited with Nailing Wells Fargo

Richard Cordray

Wells Fargo was slapped with a massive government fine in September 2016 after it was found to be pressuring consumers to open accounts they didn’t want and even secretly opening accounts without customers’ authorization. Richard Cordray’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a press release Sept. 8, 2016 laying out the…

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Richard Cordray’s Claim He Returned $12 Billion to Consumers While at CFPB Doesn’t Add Up

Richard Cordray

The core message of Richard Cordray’s campaign for governor of Ohio is that he returned “$12 billion” to consumers while heading up President Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The claim of returning a specific amount of money to consumers appeared in countless CFPB press releases that predate his run for governor.…

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Obama Campaign Visit to Ohio Highlights Cordray’s Failure to Keep Promise to Make Consumer-Watchdog Agency Non-Political  

When former President Obama, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) by his side, nominated Richard Cordray to take over the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he famously remarked: “We can’t let politics stand in the way of doing the right thing in Washington.” But has Richard Cordray lived up to…

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As Former President Obama Visits Ohio, Jon Husted Blasts Richard Cordray’s CFPB Tenure

Richard Cordray and Barack Obama

On a conference call with reporters Thursday morning prior to a Barack Obama Ohio campaign stop later in the day, Ohio Secretary of State and Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Jon Husted blasted the troubled tenure of Richard Cordray at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ohio Republican Chairwoman Jane Timken…

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Will Obama’s Visit to Ohio Mean More Insults for Those Who Dared to Not Vote Democrat?

Barack Obama, Richard Cordray

As former President Barack Obama heads to Ohio for a campaign rally for Democrats, Ohioans are bracing for more insults. In a speech last week, Obama insulted the millions of Ohioans – including thousands of Democrats – who voted for President Donald Trump in November 2016. “The politics of division and resentment and…

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Obama Coming to Ohio to Stump for Fellow Democrat DC Insider Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray and Barack Obama

Former President Obama has placed Ohio atop his to-do list for states in need of a few more Democrats to swing the political agenda leftward. He sees Richard Cordray, who served as one of his key regulators for six years in Washington, as a big part of the equation in…

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New Poll Has Cordray-DeWine in Dead Heat Entering Final Two Months of Gubernatorial Race

Mike Dewine, Richard Cordray

A new Ohio poll shows the two candidates for governor running neck and neck while Republicans hold razor-thin leads in most of the other statewide races. Innovation Ohio, a “progressive” think tank, released a poll Thursday showing Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray locked in a dead heat for…

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New TV Ad Slams Richard Cordray’s Record of Discrimination Against Women and Minorities

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The Republican Governors Association released a new TV ad Wednesday highlighting Richard Cordray’s failure to protect his employees against racial and gender discrimination at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while serving as director of the agency under President Obama. Cordray, a Democrat and former Ohio attorney general, is squaring off…

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Ohio Mainstream Media Defends Richard Cordray’s Abysmal Record on Crimes Against Women

Richard Cordray

Mike DeWine ousted Richard Cordray from the Ohio Attorney General’s office in 2010, defeating him at the polls and replacing him as the state’s top law enforcement officer. As such, DeWine has an insider’s view of how Cordray ran the AG’s office. In a recently launched TV ad, DeWine uses…

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Richard Cordray Tweets His Admiration for ‘Good People’ at Terror-Tied Islamic Organization

Richard Cordray

Richard Cordray, Ohio’s Democrat nominee for governor, attended a candidates’ forum Monday sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an organization that has been repeatedly tied to groups and people involved in terrorist-related activity. The U.S. Justice Department named CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in a high-profile 2008 terror-funding trial involving the…

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Trump Words of Warning About Cordray: ‘He Was Terrible’ …’He Will Ruin Your State’

Donald Trump, Richard Cordray

President Donald Trump weighed in with his opinion about the Democrat candidate for Ohio governor, a man he’s had some experience with in Washington. Trump singled out Richard Cordray during a speech Friday night before a Republican fundraiser in Columbus. Cordray spent six tumultuous years as the first director of…

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Cordray Touts ‘Diversity’ Despite Record of Overseeing ‘Toxic and Retaliatory’ Workplace at CFPB

Richard Cordray

  Richard Cordray, the Democrat hoping to become Ohio’s next governor, has embraced all of his party’s  favorite talking points, including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 mantra “diversity is our strength.” But Cordray’s managing skills, when confronted with a diverse workforce, did not pass muster with minorities. In fact, if he were…

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Richard Cordray, Dem Candidate for Ohio Governor, Hopes to Continue Monitoring Consumers Just Like He Did at CFPB

Richard Cordray

Democratic-hopeful Richard Cordray recently announced in his bid for Ohio’s governor seat that he intends to enact failed policies from his time at the Obama administration’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In April, it was revealed that under Cordray’s direction the CFPB allegedly faced at least 1,000 different hacks, including…

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Republican Governor’s Association Comes Out Swinging Against Richard Cordray, Ex-Obama Official Running for Ohio Governor

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Three months after Richard Cordray soundly beat Ohio mainstay, former congressman Dennis Kucinich for the chance for the Buckeye State’s top executive, the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA) launched a withering attack ad impugning Cordray’s performance as President Barack Obama’s first Director of the constitutionally dubious Consumer Bureau of Financial Protection…

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