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Ken Blackwell gains support to head RNC

 brothermarcus

From NBC4i.com: Blackwell Gaining Support For Leadership Job Ohio’s former Secretary of State has picked up some support in his effort to become chair of the Republican National Committee. Saturday, Cincinnati’s Ken Blackwell picked up endorsements from several prominent conservatives, including Dr. James Dobson who is founder of Focus on the Family. Other support was […]

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Best Political Development of 2008: Obama’s Win

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Political Development of 2008: Obama’s Win

(Photo by Strummy) Just like the historic election on November 4th, this survey result was one that we knew we were going to be able to call early. As soon as the results started coming in, the vast majority were tipped in Obama’s favor. And it’s no wonder considering that the majority of Columbus Underground […]

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Strickland names Councilman Boyce as treasurer

 Ike Mgbatogu

Gov. Ted Strickland’s search for Ohio’s next treasurer is all over. But for Columbus city council, a similar search will soon begin for a candidate to replace Councilman Kevin Boyce after Strickland named him Ohio’s next treasurer to fill the vacancy being left by the outgoing Treasurer Richard Cordray who will become the Ohio attorney […]

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‘Rejected’ ballots get sorted out

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  The Dispatch wrote ‘Rejected’ ballots get sorted out  Friday, December 26, 2008 By Darrel Rowland If you went solely by Franklin County’s write-in votes from last month’s election, there’s no doubt who would be our next president. Jesus Christ. And the Holy Spirit likely would be vice president. Determining that those votes should not […]

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Names surfacing to fill 2 vacant seats

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The Dispatch wrote Names surfacing to fill 2 vacant seats Wednesday, December 24, 2008 By Robert Vitale Columbus now has another deficit: two City Council seats that must be filled before tough decisions are made about a budget shortfall that tops $90 million. Councilman Kevin L. Boyce’s appointment as state treasurer means he’ll resign his […]

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Kevin Boyce to be Ohio’s next state treasurer

lazyfish lazyfish

The Dispatch wrote Boyce to be next state treasurer Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Gov. Ted Strickland has chosen Columbus City Council member Kevin Boyce to be Ohio’s next treasurer. A source with knowledge of the appointment confirmed the selection to the Associated Press today. The source requested anonymity because the governor had not yet made […]

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Maryellen O’Shaughnessy’s Last Council Meeting

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Monday, December 15th marks the final Columbus City Council meeting for Maryellen O’Shaughnessy who will soon be moving on to her newly elected position as the Franklin County Clerk of Common Pleas Court. Maryellen has served on Council since 1997 and has been highly regarded by many regular contributors on Columbus Underground for her staunch […]

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