mike gibbons

Less than a week from Election Day, why are so many Republicans undecided?

BY: - April 28, 2022

Amid the maniacal bids to out-conservative one another, and the near fisticuffs, perhaps the most abiding feature of this year’s Republican U.S. Senate primary has been voters’ uncertainty. In a crowded field it might seem that voters would have an easy time finding a candidate whose message resonates. Instead, the limited polling available keeps showing […]

Mike Gibbons signs Ohio Gun Owners survey committing to abolish ATF, oppose red flag laws

BY: - April 22, 2022

In Lancaster Thursday, GOP Senate candidate Mike Gibbons signed the Ohio Gun Owners survey. The survey asks candidates seeking office whether they would oppose legislation like universal background checks and red flag laws. “There’s been a push by some moderate Republicans to pass red flag gun confiscation laws,” Ohio Gun Owners executive director Chris Dorr […]

Trump endorses Vance in U.S. Senate race

BY: - April 15, 2022

Former president Donald Trump has endorsed J.D. Vance for U.S. Senate. The decision comes just a week before Trump visits the state, and ratchets up the intensity in an already hotly contested race just weeks out from the May 3 primary election. Trump’s decision to back Vance was far from assured. The author and investor […]

COMMENTARY

Ohio GOP Senate candidates ignore real issues facing Ohioans to put on repugnant political circus

BY: - March 29, 2022

Embarrassing doesn’t cover it. Offensive is better. The sad sacks duking it out (almost) to grab the crown in the Republican primary for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat have managed to insult just about every rational-thinking voter in the state. Good job, candidates, you’ve turned the GOP side of this race into a cheap side show […]

Vance brings “No B.S.” tour to New Albany

BY: - March 24, 2022

In between debates, Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance is continuing his “No B.S.” Tour around the state. Wednesday he visited the New Albany Mellow Mushroom to talk to a crowd of about 50. With so much in flux due to redistricting, it might come as a surprise that Ohio’s primary election is right around […]

In Ohio Republican Senate debate, candidates draw sharper distinctions

BY: - March 22, 2022

In the race’s first statewide televised debate, the five leading Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidates sparred over a handful of major issues. Unlike last Friday’s forum, actual sparring didn’t come up. Still the confrontation between former state treasurer Josh Mandel and investment banker Mike Gibbons hung over the evening. The moderators opened by asking both […]

Ohio Republican Senate candidate forum devolves into near fight

BY: - March 21, 2022

The leading candidates for the Ohio Republican U.S. Senate nomination met in Gahanna Friday. Two of them nearly came to blows. The candidate forum hosted by FreedomWorks didn’t make it through opening statements before former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel began attacking investment banker Mike Gibbons. The other candidates, state Sen. Matt Dolan, former GOP chair […]

Despite criticizing federal spending, some GOP Senate candidates accepted PPP loans

BY: - March 10, 2022

The field of Republican Senate candidates is crowded, and the elbows are sharp. Candidates lash out at one another for not being Trump-y enough, for being part of the “establishment” or for being willing to compromise. But their favorite punching bag, unsurprisingly, is the Biden administration. With inflation at record levels and the price of […]

Timken touts Portman endorsement in three-stop campaign swing

BY: - March 7, 2022

At least 60 people packed themselves into a room that would feel full with 20 at Jane Timken’s campaign headquarters Friday. Good thing the former chair of the state GOP isn’t running for fire marshal. The crowd was an interesting mix of young and old. Many of the fresh-faced among them were campaign staffers sporting […]

Mike Gibbons campaigns in Bellefontaine

BY: - March 3, 2022

There were half a dozen pizzas laid out on a table in the back of Roadhouse Depot Tuesday afternoon. About thirty people stopped by the Bellefontaine brewery for a meet and greet with Republican Senate candidate Mike Gibbons. The crowd skewed older and white, with a mix of farmers, retirees and local politicians or businessmen […]

GOP Senate candidates criticize Biden but offer the same response to Russian aggression

BY: - February 24, 2022

Russia has launched what President Joe Biden is calling an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on Ukraine. After weeks of teetering on the verge of conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a war was swiftly met with condemnation from international leaders. In a statement, Biden promised the world, “will hold Russia accountable.” “Russia alone […]

J.D. Vance takes campaign to Delaware shooting range

BY: - January 18, 2022

J.D. Vance’s Delaware County campaign stop wasn’t exactly subtle. The Republican vying for a chance to succeed outgoing U.S. Senator Rob Portman hosted a town hall at Black Wing Shooting Center, a sprawling shooting range a few miles outside of downtown Delaware. Candidates on both sides of the aisle have been campaigning for months, crisscrossing […]