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The race for City Hall: Michael Coleman

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The Columbus Alive wrote The race for City Hall: Michael Coleman By John Ross November 1, 2007 Seeking his third term as mayor of Columbus, Democratic incumbent Michael Coleman hopes to continue to build a “21st century city” engaged in urban development, environmental consciousness and public safety. “Every election I take very seriously,” Coleman said […]


The race for City Hall: Bill Todd

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Columbus Alive wrote The race for City Hall: Bill Todd By John Ross November 1, 2007 An accomplished attorney and 35-year resident of Central Ohio, Republican mayoral candidate Bill Todd is seeking to change how the city of Columbus fights crime, provides public services and runs its public schools. “Columbus is not as dynamic and […]


How are you voting on Issue 14?


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Editorial: For Issue 14 – Levy needed to help Franklin County’s older residents cope with aging Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Franklin County’s population of older people is beginning to increase at a faster clip, as people continue to move into this area and baby boomers age. To maintain the services that […]


Gay paper snubs gay candidate

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The Other Paper wrote Gay paper snubs gay candidate by Erik Johns / October 25, 2007 Bill Brownson is an openly gay Republican running for Columbus City Council. He’s got solid credentials and endorsements from The Columbus Dispatch, Equality Ohio, the Fraternal Order of Police, and a slew of leaders in the gay community. One […]


Mayoral candidates offer differing perspectives

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This Week News wrote Columbus mayoral candidates offer differing perspectives Thursday, October 25, 2007 JENNIFER NESBITT Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, a Democrat, says eight years in office gives him the experience needed to keep the city moving forward. But Republican opponent Bill Todd says it’s time for a new voice in Columbus city politics. […]


Four Columbus City Council seats available

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ThisWeekNews wrote Four city council seats available Thursday, October 25, 2007 JENNIFER NESBITT Four Republican candidates and a write-in candidate will challenge four Columbus City Council incumbents, all Democrats, for four seats in the Nov. 6 election. Council members Hearcel Craig, Andrew Ginther, Mike Mentel and Charleta Tavares are hoping to keep their seats. Republicans […]

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Obama Speaking at Convention Center on Friday


Just an FYI…Barack Obama is speaking at the Convention Center this Friday. More info on his website.


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