Tag Archive | Ed FitzGerald

Republicans Pick Cleveland for 2016 Convention

On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that it had chosen heavily Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 national convention. A meeting of the full RNC will ratify the choice next month in Chicago. The RNC had narrowed the field to Cleveland and Dallas, both of which aggressively courted party officials. Republicans believe that […]

Meet Sharen Neuhardt, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

This year’s Ohio gubernatorial race recently became more interesting, as Sharen Neuhardt of Yellow Springs was selected to be the running mate of Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald. “I’m honored and thrilled,” Neuhardt said in an interview last Friday. Neuhardt has taken a leave of absence from her job in the law firm of Thompson Hine, […]

Poll: Governor’s Race a Toss-Up

A new poll signals trouble ahead for Gov. John Kasich’s re-election. The survey of likely voters shows Gov. Kasich polling at 40% against little-known Democrat Ed FitzGerald. Gov.  Kasich’s trouble among conservatives is reflected in a 6% showing for Libertarian Charlie Earl. The remaining 16 % are undecided. A survey in early November found Kasich […]

Where Is Ohio’s Economic Rebound?

Not long ago, Ohio was one of the leading states in job creation, and Gov. John Kasich was touting JobsOhio, as a way of bringing jobs to Ohio. Fast-forward to December 2013, and it’s a different story. Recent studies peg Ohio as forty-fourth (of, obviously, fifty) in job creation and in the bottom four states in economic […]

The Whispering Campaign by Team Kasich against Greater Cleveland Has to Stop

Gov. John Kasich’s cabal of advisers seem to believe they can have things both ways. When there’s good news on the jobs front, it’s all their doing. Bad news is someone else’s fault. But some roads are so low that even the governor’s lackeys must avoid them at all costs. At the top of that list is […]

Poll: Kasich, FitzGerald Tied

Friday’s release of a poll by Public Policy Polling shows Gov. Kasich is now tied with Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald. Gov. Kasich has long complained about the so-called “headwinds from Washington,” but what was learned from last Tuesday’s elections is that more voters attribute those headwinds to Republican forces undermining the White House at every turn. The disapproval rating […]

Governor’s Race in Virginia Might Foreshadow Ohio’s

In one TV commercial, a physician said she was “offended” by Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s attempt to “make all abortions illegal.” In another, Cuccinelli was labeled “too extreme.” A third spot claimed the Republican would “force a survivor of rape or incest in Virginia to carry a pregnancy caused by her attacker.” Democrat Terry McAuliffe […]

Governor Pledges to Work with Toledo Mayor-Elect Collins

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich said he was saddened Toledo Mayor Mike Bell was not re-elected to another four years. Mayor Bell’s support of Senate Bill 5, which would have weakened public employee bargaining rights, was a regular theme during this year’s campaign.  Asked whether Senate Bill 5 would be an issue in his own […]

JobsOhio Fails to Save Jobs in Mahoning Valley

The consolidation of Verizon Wireless offices in Ohio is leaving one major casualty: the loss of 370 Mahoning Valley employees. JobsOhio, a privatized nonprofit created by Governor John Kasich’s administration to head the state’s economic-development efforts, recommended a $4.5 million job creation tax credit to Verizon. That proposal was approved in March by the Ohio […]

Kasich to Send Money from Indicted Businessman to Charity

Governor John Kasich will give up more than $22,000 in donations from a business person accused of illegally funneling campaign money. On Thursday, a Kasich official told Northeast Ohio Media Group that a check for $22,395.56 was being cut to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio. The announcement followed a call from Democratic gubernatorial challenger […]