Archive for the 'Ohio' Category

DeWine in Trouble Tonight???

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Due to a judge’s ruling, the polls will remain open for two extra hours at a precinct in Cuyohoga County (that’s right, Cleveland).  Leave it to the Democrats to cheat in their own election.  As such, the Secretary of State will not release results until 9:30.  Very early returns, though, were briefly published on the […]

DeWine`s Real Poll

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Tomorrow, voters in three states will go to the polls to express their first preferences for the races in their respective states.  Perhaps the most intriguing of the match-ups will be the Republican Primary in Ohio.  Republicans are likely to have a reasonable turnout due largely to the Gubernatorial contest between Secretary of State Ken […]

DeWine´s Test

Friday, April 28th, 2006

When Sen. Mike DeWine part-took in the infamous Gang of 14 agreement that averted the restoration of the Constitution, several members of what would for most Republicans be considered the base accused him of selling out.  He said that those who criticized him did not understand the agreement.  The response of his critics, i.e. sitting […]

DeWine Still Doesn’t Get It

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Republican Senator Mike DeWine’s numbers can be explained quite easily by this Washington Times article.  DeWine is actively seeking the support of influential conservative Grover Norquist and his organization Americans for Tax Reform (full disclosure: I worked as an associate at ATR for a semester).  Norquist is one of the most powerful conservatives in Washington […]

Out of the Fire, into the Freezer

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Sen. Jon Kyl, a supposed target of Democrats, has all but iced his “race” against Democrat Jim Pederson.  While Pederson has a personal fortune to blow on the race, defeating an incumbent who is running at 56% at this point in the cycle is all but impossible.  In a case like Tennessee, it makes sense for […]

Six Seats to the Majority

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

With seven months to go until the 2006 midterm election, it is becoming increasingly clear that control of the Senate will come down to six races.  With all due respect to challengers in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, and West Virginia, the environment does not lend itself to Republican takeovers in states where Democrats have […]

Good ‘News’ in OH, PA

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Rasmussen’s latest polls show encouraging results in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  In the Buckeye state, DeWine has increased his lead over Rep. Sherrod Brown by four points.  This comes in the wake of the withdrawal of Brown’s primary opponent Paul Hackett, which he alleged was the result of betrayal by Party leaders.  The dust-up was not what […]

Hackett Out: DeWine v. Brown

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Both Sen. Mike DeWine and Rep. Sherrod Brown caught a break on Monday as Iraq vet Paul Hackett announced that he was abandoning his Senate campaign and returning to the private sector.  The pressure that led to the departure shows that Democrats are satisfied with one Senator who makes statements that the Party would rather […]

Outlook 2006

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Over at NRO, John Miller summarizes the competitive 2006 Senate races. So I’ll take the opportunity to do likewise.
Safe Dem (11)
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
West Virginia - If Gale Catlett enters and Byrd continues deteriorating publicly, this could get interesting. If not, KKK stays put.
Likely Dem (4)
Florida - Rep. Harris’s primary asset was supposed to be […]

DeWine Keeps Digging

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Having repeatedly aggravated his base, Sen. Mike DeWine has once again opened the Pandora’s box he calls a mouth and backed off of his earlier statement that he would vote for the Byrd option should the Democrats mount a filibuster of Judge Alito. The most recent flip-flop comes after a Columbus Dispatch poll was taken […]