Mike Turner

Last minute donations: Who gave to Ohio’s federal candidates in the final weeks of the election?

BY: - November 15, 2022

Donors spent a lot of money in Ohio during this year’s election. Campaign advertising tracker AdImpact estimated $344 million went into ads on TV, online or over the radio. OpenSecrets, which tracks federal campaigns, showed candidates raising about $100 million — and that didn’t take into account the final week of fundraising. During the final […]

Americans for Contraception group makes six-figure digital ad buy against four Ohio GOP congressmen

BY: - October 21, 2022

A new advocacy group called Americans for Contraception is targeting four Ohio Republican U.S. Congressmen with a six-figure advertising buy in the lead up to the Nov. 8 election, criticizing them for their votes against the “Right to Contraception Act” introduced by Democrats following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning national abortion rights. The series […]

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 […]

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 […]

Democrats, Republicans seek to pin Householder scandal on each other

BY: - October 22, 2020

Larry Householder has gone from the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives to the pariah of Ohio politics.  The Republican’s name has appeared in advertisements from both political parties this election season, as the two sides have attempted to pin alleged corruption at the Ohio Statehouse on each other.  Democrats have accused various Republican […]

Forecasters predict few close congressional races in Ohio in 2020

BY: - October 9, 2020

Ohio is looking like a toss-up state in next month’s presidential election, with numerous polls showing the two candidates in a virtual tie. The congressional races, meanwhile, are a different story. Few of the results are in doubt, the result of a carefully crafted congressional map that all but ensures uncompetitive elections throughout the state. […]

Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, at House Intelligence Committee hearing

News report: Congressman Turner spent over $70K in campaign money on meals since 2017

BY: - September 9, 2020

Ohio’s 10th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, reportedly spent over $70,000 in campaign funds at restaurants to fund meals at around 370 meetings since 2017, according to a report out Wednesday morning from Politico. From Politico: The individual receipts are fairly modest in most cases — typically ranging from $12 to a few […]

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 […]

Governor, lawmakers urge U.S. Space Command to consider Ohio for its new headquarters

BY: - June 25, 2020

Ohio lawmakers are shooting for the stars.  The state Senate passed a resolution Wednesday urging the U.S. Space Command to ground its new headquarters in the Buckeye State, following Gov. Mike DeWine’s endorsement on Tuesday. The U.S. Space Command is the newest branch of the U.S. Department of Defense, chartered to conduct operations in, from […]

U.S. House votes on landmark bill to make lynching a federal hate crime

BY: - February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon. The U.S. House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to approve a bill called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The bill would specifically list lynching as a hate crime, which is identified as a crime that targets people based on their race […]

U.S. House votes to crack down on toxic chemicals; Trump threatens veto

BY: - January 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Friday to pass a comprehensive legislative package that would crack down on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of chemicals known as PFAS that are said to cause serious health problems. Used in tape, nonstick pans and other everyday substances, PFAS have been linked to cancer, decreased fertility, developmental […]