Ohio

Why the Rust Belt just gave Donald Trump a hero’s welcome

Selena Zito, New York Post

Six months after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, he received a hero’s welcome in Youngstown, Ohio. The festive scene made a counter-visual to the daily nonstop press reports about investigations into members of his inner circle, Russian interference in last year’s election and the debate over ObamaCare.

Conservative Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel Emerging As Consensus Candidate For Senate

Although it is early, we like what we see in Josh Mandel, particularly his fiscal conservatism and his willingness to tell it like it is about the war Islam has declared on the West.

Ohio’s New Anti-Abortion Measure Could Challenge Roe v. Wade

John Stonestreet, CNS News

The timing here is what’s interesting. Assuming the bill becomes law, it will certainly be challenged in federal court, where, as Ohio Right to Life and Governor John Kasich rightly suspect, it will be struck down by a federal district court judge. Appeals take time, and by the time the case makes its way through the courts, a lot could have changed, including even a second opening on the Supreme Court.

Why We Are Starting To Love Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel

First, he was unafraid to call the Ohio State attack Muslim terrorism, now Josh Mandel is the first elected official in history to push his state spending to a mobile app. Now you can see the good and the bad in Ohio state government spending from the palm of your hand.

Roger Stone: You Bet Elections Can Be “Rigged”

That the entire political system is rigged to favor Clinton is self-evident, but now Trump confidant Roger Stone has published a column in DC’s political journal The Hill documenting how elections can be rigged and the evidence that some actually have been rigged.

Democrat Ted Strickland Jokes That Justice Antonin Scalia “Died At A Good Time”

streiff, RedState

Ohio Senate candidate Ted Strickland joked about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday, saying it came "at a good time" for union workers since he was unable to cast the deciding vote in a March case that ended up in a 4-4 deadlock.

13 counties to watch in the presidential race

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner has selected 13 key counties to watch in eight target states with 114 electoral votes that have been seriously contested in recent elections. Each county has the potential to indicate who will carry these states.

Can Trump Win Ohio?

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

From Cleveland on Lake Erie down to Cincinnati on the Kentucky border, Ohio’s voters historically have demanded hands-on attention before they pick the next president. For now, Donald Trump is campaigning for this must-win state with not much more than the Trump brand. There’s a first time for everything.

Buckeye State may buck Democrats in 2016

Salena Zito, The Hill

People are hungry here for a message of bringing America back as opposed to blame for everything that is wrong with America. Whichever candidate can articulate that without over-promising what they cannot deliver holds the key to winning this state, and likely the presidency.

John Kasich Will Probably Get Mathematically Eliminated Tuesday Even if he Wins Ohio

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

The bottom line is that unless Kasich has a miraculously and unexpectedly successful day in North Carolina, Illinois, and Missouri on Tuesday, he will be mathematically eliminated from contention in the Republican nomination. So no, Kasich and Kasich supporters, your guy does not have a chance and the narrative he is selling is an absolute lie.

Richard Viguerie and the Tea Party TAKEOVER of Ohio

ConservativeHQ chairman Richard A. Viguerie welcomed conservative Ohio activists to the fourth annual We The People Convention this weekend. His new book, Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win Itwhich details how conservatives can return the GOP to its founding principles, has become a guidebook for activists who aim to improve the party via running for local office. 

9 Tea Parties Still In Tax-Exempt Status Limbo

Michael D. Pitman, Hamilton Journal News

Nine Tea Party organizations, including the Liberty Twp. (Ohio) group, are still awaiting a response from the IRS, according to Gene Kapp, a spokesman for the American Center for Law and Justice.

GOP's Kasich: Job Growth, Big Gov't Go Hand in Hand

Jason Hart, Media Trackers

Rumored '16 contender Gov. John Kasich treats State coercion as Christian charity. He laid out his vision of big-gov't Republicanism, reiterating his belief that God wants gov't to spend more taxes on entitlements.

Why John Kasich is the Media's Favorite GOP Governor

Jason Hart, The Federalist

Ohio Governor John Kasich has found popularity with the legacy press the only way a Republican can, by expanding government and questioning the morals of anyone who does not.

Tuesday Is a Test for GOP Estab.-TEAParty Battle

Dana Garrett, CNN

Voters in N. Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio on Tues. kick off 5 straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment R's have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party.

Chamber Backs GOP-E Rep. Joyce

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

The US Chamber backed Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) against his Tea Party challenger, OH state Rep. Matt Lynch (R). The Chamber has backed business Repubs. over hard-line conservatives. They endorsed Rep. Kingston (R-Ga.) in his Sen. primary recently. 

Today the Conservative TAKEOVER of the GOP Starts In Your Neighborhood

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

In the latest excerpt from TAKEOVER Richard Viguerie explains how to transform the Republican Party from a half-strength, ideologically split party into a full-strength, 75 percent majority conservative political juggernaut. And it all starts right in your own neighborhood. Buy TAKEOVER TODAY on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite bookseller!

Kasich Lies to Fox’s Cavuto About OCare Money

Jason Hart, Red State

Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Repub., repeated what has become his go-to lie about Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion when Fox News host Neil Cavuto brought up the topic during a March 18 interview.

Tea Party Org Urges Defeat of Rep. Dave Joyce

Sabrina Eaton, Plain Dealer

A Tea Party group called FreedomWorks for America will hold a rally 3/20 to urge voters to unseat freshman GOP Rep. Dave Joyce of Russell Township, OH. FreedomWorks for America says it will distribute 1,000 yard signs and other voter-education materials at the rally to promote Joyce's defeat. 

OH Nat'l Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

Jesse Hathaway, MediaTrackers.org

Documents from an Ohio National Guard training drill conducted last Jan. reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.