Ohio Democratic Party Celebrates Black History Month

The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement celebrating the start of Black History Month: “The Ohio Democratic Party is proud to honor the significant and inspirational contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history,” said Chairman David Pepper. “We’ve been fortunate to have so many trailblazers in Ohio politics, including the first African

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Double-Talk Rob: Portman Decries Human Trafficking, After Slashing Funding to Combat Human Trafficking

Portman Supported Cuts Despite Direct Impact on Ability to Combat Human Trafficking COLUMBUS — Sen. Rob Portman held a hearing and a released a report today blaming the federal government for failing to take action on the human trafficking epidemic — even though Portman himself voted against human trafficking protections and to gut funding for

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Portman’s Hypocrisy and Deception on His Drug Abuse Prevention Record

Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Portman Touts Anti-Heroin Measures, Even Though He Voted Against Their Funding” COLUMBUS — In a shocking example proving why Sen. Rob Portman represents the worst of Washington, a new report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer reveals that Portman is attempting to take credit for drug abuse treatment provisions that he actually voted

Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Statement on Ohio GOP Voting to Slash Funding for Planned Parenthood

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus released the following statement from Chairwoman Kathy DiCristofaro on today’s vote by Ohio Senate Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood. “Once again, thousands of women and men are in danger of losing high-quality and affordable health care because Ohio Republicans are listening to politically driven and factually inaccurate claims

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Ohio GOP Voting to Slash Funding for Planned Parenthood

Bill Headed to Gov. John Kasich, Who Said GOP Should “Fight Like Crazy” to Defund PP COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on today’s vote by Ohio Senate Republicans to approve legislation defunding Planned Parenthood. “Rather than listen to the majority of Ohioans who oppose taking away resources

Unknown in Ohio, Portman Heads To… New Hampshire??

COLUMBUS — Despite being largely unknown in Ohio and down in the polls, Sen. Rob Portman is hitting the campaign trail in… New Hampshire.‎ His pattern of spending time and raising money out of state has even his Washington insider friends concerned: “Republicans privately admit that Portman isn’t as strong as an incumbent U.S. senator

On Anniversary of Citizens United, Portman is Supported by Most Outside Spending in the Country

Portman Puts Interests of Shady Special D.C. Interests First, They Repay Him with Millions in Campaign Cash COLUMBUS — On today’s six-year anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, Sen. Rob Portman has a notorious distinction: he’s the 2016 U.S. Senate candidate who has benefited from the most Super PAC and secret, undisclosed special-interest money in

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on School Districts Taking Action on For-Profit Charter Schools

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Innovation Ohio’s news conference today: “Someone should let Governor John Kasich know — when he comes back from New Hampshire — that there’s a minor revolution brewing here in Ohio, with school districts fighting back against our state’s