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Opinion: Not Debating Fitzgerald Could Haunt Kasich

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Not Debating Fitzgerald Could Haunt Kasich

Governor John Kasich will not debate Ed Fitzgerald, marking the first time in 36 years that two candidates for the Ohio governorship have not faced each other on the issues. Both campaigns have largely blamed the other for the lapse in democratic tradition, but it’s clear that Fitzgerald stands to lose more than Kasich. The […]

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So You Want To Be A Columbus City Councilmember?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea So You Want To Be A Columbus City Councilmember?

Columbus City Council is currently accepting applications for anyone interested in filling the seat left vacant by President Pro Tem A. Troy Miller, who will formally resign on Sept. 26. Applicants for the position must submit eight copies of their resume, as well as “a narrative of no more than 500 words describing the greatest […]

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A Portman 2016 Campaign Could Signal National Progress for Gay Rights

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea A Portman 2016 Campaign Could Signal National Progress for Gay Rights

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio might be considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to recent reports by The Columbus Dispatch and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Portman was close to becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, and last week made a trip to New Hampshire, home to the first primary of […]

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Columbus City Councilmember A. Troy Miller Resigns

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus City Councilmember A. Troy Miller Resigns

Last November, Columbus voters elected to give Councilmember A. Troy Miller another four years in office. Yesterday he decided that he only needed nine months. Miller confirmed via press release that he would be stepping down from office at the end of September. “I’m proud and thankful to have been able to serve the residents […]

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An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

 Dan Longerbone An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

Dear National Media, Recently it has come to your attention that Columbus, Georgia was in the running for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. No wait, not that Columbus, the one in South Carolina. Oh, that’s Columbia? Must be that one in Ohio then. Yes, Columbus, Ohio. You know, the state capital. OK, Columbia is a […]

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Columbus Rallies for the Democratic Convention

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Rallies for the Democratic Convention

Ohio has long been a special state in presidential elections, but it could wind up hosting the nominating conventions of both major parties in 2016. On Wednesday, Mayor Michael Coleman and former Governor Ted Strickland will host a “Rally for Columbus 2016” and are inviting the public to show support for Columbus’s bid for the […]

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Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government submitted a petition Tuesday afternoon calling for campaign finance reform in mayoral and city council elections. According to a press release sent out by the Coalition, 16,205 people signed the proposal, which is designed to create fairer and more competitive local elections through the creation of a Fair Campaigns […]

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