Archive for the 'Ohio' Category

Fat Lady Sings in Ohio

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Contrary to last week´s denials of GOP abandonment of Sen. Mike DeWine, the RNC pulled the plug on plans to run ads in the final week of the campaign.  Rep. Sherrod Brown has recently blown the race wide open and left DeWine in even worse shape that Sen. Rick Santorum Samuel Mudd.  Effectively this means […]

DC Bails on DeWine, sorta, kinda, ok, not really

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Less than a day after the New York Times claimed that the national Party was abandoning Sen. Mike DeWine, RNC Chair Ken Mehlman said that the RNC will be investing millions in the state during the final three weeks.  Not surprisingly, NRSC spokesman Brian Nick was yet again unhelpful in his statement to the Times, […]

New Polls Show Recovery in Firewall States

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

New polls released in Ohio and Tennessee show statistical dead heats in the respective races.  In both cases, Democrats had begun to open small leads, but now those leads have apparently vanished.  This coincides with new polling in battleground House races showing gains for Republicans in Colorado and Kentucky.  While there is no doubt that […]

RNC Goes On the Air; Considers Dole Inept, Too

Monday, October 9th, 2006

The RNC has decided to break from protocol and go on the air in three states to try to stop the bleeding in Republican-held territory.  The beneficiaries of this newly announced expenditures will be Senators DeWine and Talent, and former Rep. Bob Corker.  Many are rightly portraying this as an attempt to limit Democrat gains, as […]

Brown Attempts to Moderate Image

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Apparently not comfortable in his ability to win based on his far left reputation, Rep. Sherrod Brown this weekend brought in relative moderate Sen. Clinton.  Clinton, an expert on the subject from her days as her husband`s chief advisor on the issue, praised Brown´s work on healthcare.  Brown´s plans have had about as much success.
The move […]

After Labor Day: Where Things Stand

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Now that Labor Day has passed, the campaigns enter their final stretch.  Here’s a quick glance at where things stand going into the home stretch:
Republican Held Seats
Arizona - Despite dipping deep into his personal fortune, former Democrat State Party Chair Jim Pederson has been unable to cut into Sen. Jon Kyl’s solid lead.  Democrats were once […]

Far Out Friday: Sherrod Brown

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Introducing a new feature for RS.  Every Friday from now until November, I will profile a Democrat Senate candidate, showing how they are simply too liberal for the state they seek to represent.  Fortunately, Democrats nationally have made this an incredibly easy task, having now eliminated one of two Democrats who had the chance to […]

Wictory Wednesday

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Last week was the House, so this week, we’re going with a Senate race. Looking at campaigns around the country, this week we’re supporting Mike DeWine of Ohio. You may recall RFK Jr’s Ohio stolen votes story from Rolling Stone, which was debunked as bogus. Well you know what they say, “Repeat a big lie […]

Elizabeth Dole: A Year and a Half Older; Still Clueless

Friday, May 12th, 2006

This morning, Elizabeth Dole commented on several Senate races at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.  In her comments, she showed that after a year and a half of heading up the NRSC, she still has no idea what she’s doing.  For starters, she called the record of Sen. Mike DeWine “mainstream”.  Sen. DeWine is running […]

DeWine Survives, with Problems

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Last night, Sen. Mike DeWine won his primary with roughly 72% of the vote in his primary.  I draw the distinction because he actually won only about 68% of the vote relative to the number of votes cast in the gubernatorial primary.  What this means is that 32% of Republican primary voters chose not to […]