Nan Whaley

New poll: Gov. DeWine holds strong lead, Rep. Tim Ryan a narrow one

BY: - September 16, 2022

A new poll paints a familiar portrait of Ohio’s two major statewide races. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine holds a commanding lead in his reelection bid, while Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has a slight edge in the race for U.S. Senate. Columbus-based lobbying firm The Montrose Group commissioned the survey of statewide races and campaign […]

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Debates are supported by 84% of Ohioans. Candidates should not ignore them

BY: - September 15, 2022

When a recent news story asked a former Ohio gubernatorial campaign manager about candidate debates this cycle, he said, “Campaigns respond to the electorate. They’re built to win. And if (doing debates) was a big deal, they would just do them.” Well, they are a big deal. According to a new USA TODAY Network/Suffolk University poll, voters […]

Gov. Mike DeWine’s shifting record on debating

BY: - September 6, 2022

In about two months Ohioans will decide on their next governor. But so far, Gov. Mike DeWine has refused to debate his Democratic challenger, former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. “Throughout the fall, Governor DeWine and his opponent will have ample opportunity to outline their very different records and visions for Ohio,” a DeWine campaign spokeswoman […]

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Healthy public debate is the essence of democracy

BY: - September 1, 2022

Most folks think of the Acropolis and the Parthenon when they think of the democracy of ancient Athens, but those were places of worship, which some do conflate with politics these days. It was on another hill, the Pnyx, where Athenian democracy grinded forward with all its inherent messiness. The Pynx was where, as early […]

Ohio Debate Commission announces gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and Chief Justice debates

BY: - August 30, 2022

The Ohio Debate Commission announced its plans Monday for the U.S. Senate, governor, and chief justice of the state supreme court races. The Democrats in all three contests plan to attend. The Republicans haven’t signed on yet. The commission’s schedule includes a gubernatorial debate Oct. 10 and a U.S. Senate debate Oct. 12. They plan […]

Whaley introduces plan to right the wrongs of energy scandal, spur renewable investments

BY: - July 20, 2022

Democratic nominee for Ohio governor Nan Whaley rolled out a climate agenda Tuesday that emphasizes fighting corruption and investing in renewable energy. The announcement comes less than a week after U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, abandoned long running negotiations to include climate change provisions in a Democratic budget deal. That retreat puts greater emphasis on […]

Planned Parenthood backs Tim Ryan in U.S. Senate Race

BY: - July 13, 2022

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio announced their endorsement of Tim Ryan in this year’s U.S. Senate race Tuesday. The decision to back the ten-term Democratic congressman over his self-described “100% pro-life” opponent J.D. Vance is unsurprising, but it offers another example of Democrats’ interest in mobilizing around the issue of abortion rights. Reiterating the case […]

Biden touts pension rescue, economic agenda in Cleveland

BY: - July 7, 2022

“We turned a promise broken into a promise kept,” Joe Biden told a crowd of union workers in Cleveland Wednesday. The president’s visit offered a victory lap for provisions in his American Rescue Plan, or ARPA, that will keep a number of multi-employer pension plans from becoming insolvent. According to the Biden administration, that legislation […]

Whaley calls for amendment codifying Roe while state lawmakers plan sweeping restrictions

BY: - June 30, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Nan Whaley is calling for a constitutional amendment protecting abortion access in Ohio. But that won’t happen until next year at the earliest, and Republican lawmakers are gearing up to effectively ban abortion outright by the end of the year. In a press conference Wednesday, Whaley argued the majority of Ohioans want […]

A weekend of protests in Columbus following Dobbs decision

BY: - June 27, 2022

Over the weekend protesters rallied in demonstrations large and small voicing their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Saturday afternoon a couple dozen people gathered near the end of a sleepy street in Beechwold. Demonstrators brought bullhorns, pots and pans, even a vuvuzela, and organizers handed out pamphlets describing what […]

Whaley promises inflation ‘rebate’ checks if elected

BY: - June 2, 2022

Democratic governor nominee Nan Whaley is promising $350 checks to help Ohioans manage the rising cost of gas, groceries and other essentials. But with some economists pointing to federal stimulus as one of the drivers of inflation, her plan may not sit well with them. Whaley’s plan would take the $2.68 billion in American Rescue […]

Experts: Whaley might actually have a shot in November

BY: - May 5, 2022

Anybody who’s been around Ohio politics for a minute knows this: It’s not the best use of your money to bet it against Mike DeWine. Since 1976, he’s been winning elections in the Buckeye State — first as Greene County Prosecutor, then in 1980 to the state Senate, then in 1982 to the U.S. House […]