Campaign notebook: Ohio U.S. Senate nominees stump in Columbus
With early voting already underway and Election Day less than three weeks off, Ohio’s U.S. Senate campaigns are making every effort to get their message out to voters. Republican J.D. Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan passed through Columbus Wednesday a few hours apart. Those visits say something about their approach in the final few weeks. […]
For years, Portman navigated the shifting political climate. Now he wants out.
Rob Portman of Ohio will not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate, with the Cincinnati Republican citing increased polarization in American politics as a reason to not campaign for a third term The surprise announcement on Monday morning set off an early-week scramble for politicians of both parties to consider a run at the […]
Beware of politicians writing columns in newspapers
Early in my career as a newspaper editor, I felt ambivalent about the subject of public officials submitting opinion columns. Over time, though, my viewpoint soured. Confession: There came a point when I started deleting them the moment they reached my inbox, the way I would for spam and irrelevant press releases about music albums […]