Ohio Democratic Party

Tim Ryan agrees to debate, tours PPE factory as state party endorses

BY: - February 18, 2022

Congressman Tim Ryan toured the construction of a sprawling new glove factory in Grove City Thursday to emphasize the importance of re-shoring production of critical materials like PPE. American Nitrile CEO Jacob Block says the half million square foot facility will be the largest producer of nitrile gloves in North America once it’s up and […]

Dayton Commission mailers rope state party into fight between progressives and centrists

BY: - October 28, 2021

From Congress to city councils, progressives and centrists in the Democratic party are wrestling over whose vision should define the party’s future. In Dayton, that fight is playing out in the race for city commission, and a pair of mailers attacking two progressives have roped in the state Democratic party. The mailers attack commission candidates […]

The race for Ohio Supreme Court chief justice is on

BY: - June 9, 2021

2022 race could prove complicated for Ohio Democrats At least two justices on the Ohio Supreme Court are eyeing the chief justice position and plan to campaign for the top judicial seat in 2022. Democrat Jennifer Brunner and Republican Patrick DeWine are planning to run for chief justice next year. These two, and potentially another […]

Walters elected new chair of Ohio Democratic Party

BY: - January 15, 2021

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 […]

Mailbag: What’s the deal with the Ohio school funding reform effort?

BY: - December 17, 2020

Procrastinating on your errands? Rushing to get your Christmas shopping done? Whatever the case, just blame your troubles on lame duck. It’s time for another Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. As a public school teacher, I am curious about […]

Mailbag: Can Rob Portman be defeated in 2022?

BY: - November 12, 2020

Every season is election season, and it’s time for another Mailbag: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Do you think U.S. Sen. Rob Portman can be defeated in 2022? – @Meg_Jewell2, on Twitter. Answer: Anybody can be beat, but his seat will be a tough get […]

Not a single HB 6 ‘yes’ vote lost their election. Some ‘no’ votes did.

BY: - November 6, 2020

The scandal surrounding House Bill 6 took out the speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. It has dominated the newspages and airwaves for months. It was the subject of countless campaign attack ads.  In the end, voters didn’t seem to care. The scandal implicating former Speaker Larry Householder and his effort to get a […]

Keys to the Ohio Statehouse legislative elections

BY: - October 30, 2020

Two years ago, Democrat Jessica Miranda won her state representative seat by just 56 votes — barely enough to fit in a row or two at Madeira High School’s football stadium in her 28th district. A few counties north, Republican J. Todd Smith won his 43rd District seat by 137 votes. Miranda is running for […]

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 […]

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What’s going on with all the Ohio elections lawsuits? An explainer

BY: - September 18, 2020

Courtroom battles. Victories and appeals. Allegations of a judicial conspiracy. Political parties are involved in a flurry of Ohio lawsuits surrounding the 2020 General Election before the first votes here have been cast. The Ohio Democratic Party and other voter advocacy groups have filed lawsuits against Secretary of State Frank LaRose seeking to change certain […]

Sen. Brown says Dems will overcome challenge of reaching voters during pandemic

BY: - August 31, 2020

The political conventions have come and gone. In a normal presidential election year, the candidates would spend the fall touring the country, making sure to spend plenty of time in the swing state of Ohio. That won’t be the case this year, but U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Friday he is confident his party will […]

Ohioans can use voter drop boxes in multiple ways this fall

BY: - August 26, 2020

Ohio voter drop boxes are shaping up to play an important role in the election process this fall. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties will feature one drop box and they can be used for more than just dropping off completed ballots. The 88 county boards of election offices must all have their drop boxes installed […]