State of Ohio Archives: on Principles & Values


Sherrod Brown: AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury

Sherrod Brown is taking on his Republican opponent's hiring practices at the state treasury in his first TV ad of the campaign. The 30-second spot, called "How to Succeed," began airing Thursday on TV and cable stations statewide. It criticizes Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for paying state salaries of between $90,000 and $150,000 to a former campaign manager, a college friend and a political aide. It notes the 26-year-old aide was made state director of debt management despite lacking finance experience.

Mandel's campaign says Brown went negative to distract from his record. Brown's campaign says outside groups have already spent $5 million on Mandel's behalf attacking Brown, who is a former state secretary and congressman.

Source: Dayton Daily News' 2012 Ohio Senate ad review Apr 27, 2012

Josh Mandel: OpEd: Missed 14 monthly meetings as Ohio Treasurer

Republican Josh Mandel has launched his first TV ad in his quest to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. The 30-second spot doesn't mention that Mandel is Ohio's state treasurer. He's been criticized for neglecting that job to launch his Senate bid and raise money across the country. Mandel missed 14 monthly meetings of a powerful deposit board he chairs, and took a weekday fundraising trip to the Bahamas. A message was left with Mandel's campaign spokesman seeking confirmation.
Source: Coshocton Tribune's 2012 Ohio Senate ad review Apr 19, 2012

John Kasich: Kasich rhymes with Basic

John Kasich (rhymes with Basic) is proud to call Ohio his home, and he is optimistic about our future. He understands that our great state is hurting, and believes we can do better.

The son of a mailman, John grew up in a blue collar neighborhood in McKee's Rocks, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. Like many Americans his values were shaped by a childhood rooted in faith, family, community and common sense.

Source: 2010 House campaign website, kasichforohio.com, "Biography" Nov 2, 2010

John Kasich: Host of weekly news show, "Heartland with John Kasich"

His leadership in Washington and his ability to communicate powerfully and effectively have given John a broad platform to shape public opinion as a commentator, appearing on virtually every major network and cable news show. He has also hosted a national weekly news show called "Heartland with John Kasich," which allowed him to provide a uniquely Midwestern perspective to news from around the nation and world.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, kasichforohio.com, "Biography" Nov 2, 2010

Lee Fisher: I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are

Portman & Fisher tangled over jobs, gays in the military, tax cuts and who deserves the blame for Ohio's sluggish economy. They each pointed fingers at one another.

Portman said, "One thing we need to do is to not promote policies in Washington that he's promoting that makes it harder to get ahead in Ohio."

"In this election, you have a very, very clear choice," Fisher told debate viewers. "You can choose someone who has been on the ground in every corner of this state working to save jobs in the middle of this national recession and is just as angry as you are at the Washington insiders who caused this recession. Or you can choose my opponent, Congressman Portman, who the Washington Post calls Mr. Washington."

Portman said, "If you like the way things are going, think we're headed in the right direction, you should probably support my opponent. If you're ready for a change, if you believe there's a better way, I hope you'll join our cause."

Source: Dayton Daily News coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Rob Portman: If you like the way things are going, support my opponent

Portman & Fisher tangled over jobs, gays in the military, tax cuts and who deserves the blame for Ohio's sluggish economy. They each pointed fingers at one another.

Portman said, "One thing we need to do is to not promote policies in Washington that he's promoting that makes it harder to get ahead in Ohio."

"In this election, you have a very, very clear choice," Fisher told debate viewers. "You can choose someone who has been on the ground in every corner of this state working to save jobs in the middle of this national recession and is just as angry as you are at the Washington insiders who caused this recession. Or you can choose my opponent, Congressman Portman, who the Washington Post calls Mr. Washington."

Portman said, "If you like the way things are going, think we're headed in the right direction, you should probably support my opponent. If you're ready for a change, if you believe there's a better way, I hope you'll join our cause."

Source: Dayton Daily News coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Lee Fisher: Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies

Fisher opened his remarks declaring that Ohio voters are "mad as hell" over Republican tax, trade, and job policies.

Portman, a top adviser to President George W. Bush, stuck to his main campaign theme: Fisher and the Democrats are to blame for Ohio's nearly 400,000 job losses.

Both candidates argued that other was of more of a career politician and insider, which injected energy into the debate. Fisher referred to Portman--a former corporate lawyer--as a lobbyist, Mr. Washington, a rubber stamp and the chief architect of Bush policies.

Asked by a debate panelist to reconcile such claims with his own long career as a political insider, Fisher said, "The bottom line is not so much whether you serve, it's who you serve. I think he's serving the lobbyists and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the insurance industry and Wall Street," Fisher said.

Source: Cleveland Plain-Dealer coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 8, 2010

Rob Portman: A top adviser to President George W. Bush

Fisher opened his remarks declaring that Ohio voters are "mad as hell" over Republican tax, trade, and job policies.

Portman, a top adviser to President George W. Bush, stuck to his main campaign theme: Fisher and the Democrats are to blame for Ohio's nearly 400,000 job losses.

Both candidates argued that other was of more of a career politician and insider, which injected energy into the debate. Fisher referred to Portman--a former corporate lawyer--as a lobbyist, Mr. Washington, a rubber stamp and the chief architect of Bush policies.

Asked by a debate panelist to reconcile such claims with his own long career as a political insider, Fisher said, "The bottom line is not so much whether you serve, it's who you serve. I think he's serving the lobbyists and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the insurance industry and Wall Street," Fisher said.

Source: Cleveland Plain-Dealer coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 8, 2010

Mike DeWine: Worked in a bi-partisan manner to get things done

For 12 years in the Senate, Iíve gotten things done. And the way Iíve gotten things done is by working with Democrats and Republicans. I worked with Rockefeller, for example, on highway safety issues, on steel, and on other issues as well-adoption, foster care. I worked with Dodd to get better medicines for kids, on the fire act to get money, $100 million, directly back in Ohio. I worked with Levin in regard to the Great Lakes. I have a long record of working with Democrats and Republicans alike.
Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press Oct 1, 2006

Mike DeWine: Brown does not represent the mainstream of Ohio

The difference between me and Brown is, if you look at his record, he has a very slim record in the House of getting anything done. He has been described as a partisan in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He has been described as someone who is on the fringe by the National Journal. Heís on the fringe of his own party. Many times his votes have been in the minority even of his own party. He is to the left of his own party and not in the mainstream of Ohio
Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press Oct 1, 2006

Sherrod Brown: Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness

The Certified Public Accountants of Ohio, a, a Republican-leaning conservative business group that cares about economic development, that cares about tax cuts for the middle class, that cares about fairness, and is a conservative Republican-leaning group, as I said, has endorsed me. Iím the only Democrat challenger in the country that was endorsed by them. I can make a long list of bipartisan issues I worked on. My ultimate allegiance is to the middle class and working to help Ohioans.
Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press Oct 1, 2006

Paul Hackett: Ohio Democrats need an 88-county strategy to win elections

The selection of a new Ohio Democratic Party Chair should not be taken lightly. I hope that the Ohio Democratic Party will give the men and women who make up our party the opportunity to be involved in the process. Regional meetings may just be the forum we need to make that possible.

All over this state I meet people who feel forgotten by their party. that the red pigment their town or county represents on a map serves as a stop sign to their party when resources are being handed out. If we fail to compete in every region of this state, we will continue to fail in election after election. This party needs an eighty-eight county strategy for growing our party and building a farm team of candidates. If we ever want to win an election, we must compete in every county, city, town and precinct.

Source: Press release, ďOhio Democratic PartyĒ Nov 8, 2005

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