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Strickland won’t support sick days mandate

lazyfish lazyfish

The Dispatch wrote Strickland won’t support sick days mandate Posted by Jim Siegel August 21, 2008 Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said they will not back the sick days mandate that has been pushed to the November ballot by one of their major union supporters, the SEIU. �We cannot support the paid […]


Obama picks Joe Biden for 2008 running mate

Coremodels Coremodels

CBS News wrote Obama-Biden ’08 By Steve Benen Aug 23, 2008 OBAMA-BIDEN ’08…. The campaign ended the suspense early this morning. Senator Barack Obama has chosen Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware to be his running mate, turning to a leading authority on foreign policy and a longtime Washington hand to fill out the […]


Diebold Admits Ohio Machines May Lose Votes


  Slashdot wrote Diebold Admits Ohio Machines May Lose Votes  Posted by kdawson Friday August 22 “Premier Election Solutions (a subsidiary of Diebold) has acknowledged a flaw that causes the systems to lose votes. It cannot be patched before the election and the machines are used in half of Ohio’s counties, but they are issuing […]


US Rep. Tubbs Jones of Ohio passes away

 The Hegemo

  The Associated Press wrote US Rep. Tubbs Jones of Ohio in critical condition  By M.R. KROPKO Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, had a brain hemorrhage and was in critical condition with limited brain function, a doctor said Wednesday. Tubbs Jones, 58, suffered the hemorrhage […]


Strickland approvals at 60%, new poll says

Walker Evans Walker Evans

politickeroh.com wrote Strickland approvals at 60%, new poll says By Editor Gov. Ted Strickland has a 60%-25% approval rating among Ohio voters, up from 55%-23% on June 4, according to a new poll released today by Quinnipiac University. Republicans give the Democratic Governor a 47%-35% job approval, while he’s at 57%-27% among independents. “With a […]


David Robinson releases new campaign video


I’m sure some of you read our (FM Studios) casting call for a commercial we were shooting for David Robinson. David is running against the Republican giant Pat Tiberi in OH’s 12th Congressional District. Anyway, this is the finished product from that shoot. We are very proud of this and hope that you like it […]


Older Suburbs Show Signs Of Voter Changes

Walker Evans Walker Evans

WOSU wrote Older Columbus Suburbs Show Signs Of Voter Changes. Associated Press (2008-08-11) In recent years, the political swing state of Ohio has seen some older suburbs become swing communities themselves. They have supported a more even mix of voters as Democrats move in and some Republican voters settle in new suburbs even farther from […]


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