Ohio voters who care about democracy must challenge Statehouse autocracy
“Once you accept that you have undemocratic statehouses attacking democracy every week and all you do is play defense on some of those attacks, you have literally set yourself up for guaranteed failure.” David Pepper, former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, has an urgent message for every pro-democracy Ohioan: Go on the offense with […]
Mailbag: Will any Ohio lawmakers run for Rob Portman’s seat?
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? […]
Walters elected new chair of Ohio Democratic Party
Elizabeth Walters, a member at-large of the Summit County Council, was elected the new chair of the Ohio Democratic Party. Walters is the first woman ever to lead the state party. She replaces David Pepper, who stepped down after six years as chairman at the end of 2020. Andre Washington, the president of the Ohio […]
Ohio Republicans slammed over coronavirus enforcement
The coronavirus is raging in Ohio, but the state’s Republican leaders seem disinclined to enforce rules intended to protect against it. Attorney General Dave Yost won’t say whether he’ll support enforcement of new orders to wear masks in the state’s hardest-hit counties. And the official who issued them, Gov. Mike DeWine, has made several statements […]
The Ohio Primary Election is postponed. Now what?
The dust is beginning to settle following a dizzying Monday that saw the Primary Election dragged through a press conference, challenged in court and ultimately postponed through an emergency health declaration. The election did not happen Tuesday as planned. Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, heralded for their earlier decisions amid […]
Democrats look to energize as primary comes to Buckeye State
Does it feel like 2004 to you? That year’s political landscape looked strikingly similar to the one facing Ohio primary voters next week. A Republican governor … a Republican-controlled General Assembly … a Republican president running for re-election who had won the electoral college despite losing the popular vote … a longshot Ohio Democrat for […]
Ohio Dems announce pre-primary caucus sites to elect convention delegates
The Ohio Democratic Party announced in a release Tuesday they will host 16 congressional district caucuses across the state on Tuesday, Jan. 7, to elect 89 district-level delegates and eight alternates to represent Ohio at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. “Ohio Democrats are clearly fired up for 2020 and excited about our field […]