Subodh accepts the invitation to debate. He strongly believes that the selection of the next Attorney General is a hiring decision, and the best way for people to make this important decision is to view the candidates side-by-side and evaluate their records of accomplishment and philosophies. He welcomes the opportunity to compare his experience and vision for the AG
The shift in voting patterns for 2006 is now well-fixed over more than six months of polling. The analysis here, looking only at the combined surveys for January and February of this year, underscores changes so big that the political map has been altered. Democrats have a new audience amongst the many disillusioned Republican loyalist groups, which the Republicans will battle hard now to win back. That will be made more difficult by the struggles they have in the swing electorate where both the best-educated and older blue collar voters are moving fairly dramatically toward the Democrats. These patterns have changed the battle maps and likely where the big Senate and House contests will take place.Voters are looking for alternatives. The challenge now is to offer them a compelling one. In the meantime Republicans aren't helping themselves with all out fighting in Ohio, corruption, issues like gay adoption bans and also this, and in MO
Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state's official "majority" religion. House Concurrent Resolution 13 has is pending in the state legislature. ... The resolution would recognize "a Christian god," and it would not protect minority religions, but "protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs. The resolution also recognizes that, "a greater power exists," and only Christianity receives what the resolution calls, "justified recognition."
I for one, wont vote for her because she will be talking on a tv show on my tv.To say that she is getting my vote by buying commericials makes me feel like people think i am ignorant. In my opinion she doesnt even need to do that to get my vote. i have seen a lot already, and will do my best to make sure the truth is heard. the real truth, not the FOX news version. So, Jill, to answer your question, this is what a capri backer stands for.Hit the link for the full thing. You can visit Capri Cafaro's website here. (it's the only one i have ever seen with a flash intro LOL) ps, I'm with George on the title.
GOOD THING LEGISLATORS ARE TACKLING BIG ISSUES With Ohio facing a crisis in education funding, a stagnant economy and job growth that is flatlining, what does our brave GOP-dominated legislature give us? Gift-card reform ("Senate passes gift-card measure," Dispatch article, Feb. 9). If this doesn
I just got done reading the Meet the Bloggers transcript with Marc Dann It's a pretty good read and some great back and forth Q&A.
A few comments by Dann made my eyebrows raise a little though
Marc Dann:... I think to some degree, with Republican control for so long, my colleagues have been kind of sucked into the Stockholm Syndrome, and have kind of identified with their captors. Some of them hope to get a job, an appointment
Two months before voters go to the polls, Ohio's campaign trail continued to devolve yesterday into part reality show, part soap opera. The latest in this ongoing saga: Betty was accused by Tim of strong-arm tactics and misrepresenting the truth. Meanwhile, Jim and others ganged up on Ken, saying he exposed Ohioans to rip-off artists. And in perhaps the unkindest cut of all, Ken slammed Jim for not caring about Lima, Ohio.It's also turning into a game of all pile on
State Sen. Tim Grendell, a Chesterland Republican who is running for attorney general, yesterday criticized the ethics of both Petro and state Auditor Betty D. Montgomery, who preceded Petro as attorney general and now is running against Grendell in the Republican primary for her old job.They should make it a weekly show on Public Access.
BOWLING GREEN - Wood County Democrats broke from state party leaders last night, resoundingly backing attorney general candidate Subodh Chandra in an endorsement meeting that was equal parts Iowa caucuses and Hoosiers. The county party's executive committee voted to endorse Mr. Chandra, a former federal prosecutor and Cleveland law director, 97-23, over state Sen. Marc Dann. The state party last month endorsed Mr. Dann of suburban Youngstown.At the end of the day it's the grass roots that decide, not the pooh-bahs as Chandra called them.
Several candidates said they hoped to get a better shake from Wood County than the state party, but, among them, only Mr. Chandra walked out with an endorsement.
Columbus - Jim Petro says he put a stop to "Tammany Hall-style" politics in the Ohio attorney general's office - a system that he said allowed Summit County Republican Party boss Alex Arshinkoff to reward cronies with lucrative legal work. Petro's accusation appears to hit squarely at fellow Republican Betty Montgomery, an Arshinkoff ally who held the attorney general's job for eight years before Petro took office in 2003. So why does Petro enthusiastically support Montgomery's campaign to win the job back? Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern asked the question Thursday. The Petro campaign's answer: "This is about Alex Arshinkoff and his Summit County machine." As Petro - a Cleveland-area Republican - combats assertions that he tied state legal work to political donations, Redfern and other Democrats have stepped up efforts to embroil Montgomery in the scandal. Redfern also wants to know why Petro didn't go after Montgomery if he believes she tolerated a corrupt scheme. "This is about Alex Arshinkoff and the Summit County machine," repeated Petro campaign adviser Bob Paduchik.[...] If Montgomery allowed Arshinkoff to steer legal business to favored firms, then Petro had a duty to turn her in, Redfern said. "If he truly believes what he says, then he is part of the coverup for Ms. Montgomery, who he has endorsed, or he has failed to follow Ohio law," Redfern said.He skewers Petro with his own excuse and drags Montgomery into it all too at the same time. Nicely done Chairman.
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) pleaded for understanding, reminding Grassley that "there are four of us who are first-generation Americans" on the committee. This produced a round of me-too statements. "My grandparents came here as immigrants," volunteered Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) "My great-great-great-great-grandfather was an immigrant, I'm proud to say," offered Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). "The last one got here about 1850." "Did they miss the Civil War, Senator?" Specter inquired. "Lincoln killed one of them at Antietam," the senator from Alabama rejoined.I think the wheels on the bus are coming off.