Brad Wenstrup

Mailbag: Will any Ohio lawmakers run for Rob Portman’s seat?

BY: - January 28, 2021

Welcome back to another installment of the Mailbag, the only column in Ohio that politicians are giving serious consideration to reading. Let’s get to it! Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Anyone in the Ohio legislature looking at running for Sen. Rob Portman’s seat? […]

5 Ohio congressmen object to Electoral College count in effort to overturn result

BY: - January 7, 2021

Five Republican members of Congress from Ohio voted Wednesday evening to reject an Electoral College certification, an action taken hours after a right-wing mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a violent show of support for overturning the presidential election results. Those objecting were U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan of Urbana, Bill Johnson of Marietta, Bob […]

Ohio Electoral College casts ballots for Trump as Biden secures presidential win

BY: - December 15, 2020

Ohio officially cast its 18 electoral votes to President Trump yesterday with the 55th Electoral College meeting at the Ohio Statehouse. The Columbus proceedings were largely perfunctory and were part of a nationwide casting of electoral ballots on Monday, with presidential-elect Joe Biden receiving the most ballots as was expected. Ohio’s meeting was also drama-free […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas suit that tried to overturn election results

BY: - December 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday turned aside a Texas lawsuit that sought to derail the presidential election results from four battleground states, despite pressure on the justices from President Donald Trump on social media. “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” according […]

More than half of U.S. House Republicans back Texas suit claiming election ‘irregularities’

BY: - December 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — More than 100 U.S. House Republicans on Thursday backed a long-shot Texas lawsuit that seeks to delay the certification of presidential election results for Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, battleground states that President-elect Joe Biden won. In asking to join the suit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson led 105 of his Republican […]

All Ohio U.S. Congressional incumbents win reelection, Associated Press projects

BY: - November 3, 2020

All of Ohio’s U.S. Congressional district incumbents both Republican and Democratic have won reelection according to projections from the Associated Press based on unofficial results. The AP has called the races in favor of incumbent Democratic U.S. Reps. Joyce Beatty, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, and Tim Ryan, as well as Republican incumbents Steve Chabot, Troy […]

2020 Elections: Campaigns turn to Facebook ads in reaching supporters

BY: - September 9, 2020

In the digital age, political candidates have new opportunities to advertise their campaigns using social media. Candidates use Facebook advertising to introduce themselves to voters and attack their opponents. Others use it to promote their fundraising efforts — with posts offering a convenient link to campaign websites in a more interactive way than what TV […]

House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

BY: and - July 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a fifth coronavirus relief package. The bill would provide $9.5 billion over five years to pay down the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog and provide permanent funding at $900 million per year […]

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan takes workhorse-showhorse divide to extremes

BY: - February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON — One of the most influential members of Congress — and most ardent defenders of President Donald Trump — is also one of the least active legislatively. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan — the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the upper chamber’s main investigative arm — didn’t introduce any bills […]

COMMENTARY

Air National Guardsman: Don’t leave military families out of paid leave conversation

BY: - January 29, 2020

As a veteran and current member of the Air National Guard, my unit and I can be activated to respond to natural, man-made, or terrorist initiated Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) disasters and additional hazards in as little as six hours within our state or across the country.  However, if I were to […]

Here is what Ohio’s members of Congress said about impeaching Trump

BY: - December 20, 2019

Wednesday’s historic vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump was approved on a near-completely party line vote. Such was true for Ohio’s delegation of 16 representatives. All 12 Republicans voted against the two articles of impeachment, while the four Democrats voted in favor. Nine Ohio representatives from both sides spoke […]

Trump becomes 3rd president impeached by U.S. House

BY: - December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday night, making him the third president to be impeached in U.S. history.  Trump was impeached on largely party line votes on charges that he abused power and obstructed Congress. The charges surround allegations that Trump improperly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political […]