On Safe Harbor Deadline (And His Own Self-Imposed Deadline), Will Rob Portman Utter The Words “President-Elect Joe Biden”?

COLUMBUS — Sen. Rob Portman has so far made the political calculus not to offend Donald Trump by uttering the phrase “President-elect Joe Biden,” but with today marking the so-called “safe harbor” deadline, Portman now faces a quandary — does he admit reality or continue to pander to the Trump dead-enders? “Rob Portman is worried

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Fair School Funding Plan

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on the Fair School Funding Plan that passed the Ohio House with broad bipartisan support yesterday: “Ohio’s schoolchildren, their families and our communities have been waiting decades for legislators to do what the Ohio Constitution demands — provide high-quality public schools

Nearly 5K More Ohioans Have Died Since Rob Portman Pushed Wait-And-See Approach To Coronavirus Relief

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Sen. Rob Portman’s latest comments on stalled coronavirus relief legislation: “As of May 15 — the day that the U.S. House passed the Heroes Act, a comprehensive coronavirus relief package — 1,581 Ohioans had died from COVID-19,” said

As GOP-Led Legislature Stalls On House Bill 6 Repeal, Investigation Swirls Around Ohio Republican Officials, Appointees

COLUMBUS — With news that a condo owned by Mike DeWine’s appointed head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio was raided by federal agents today and previous reports that Dave Yost’s office and Frank LaRose’s office both received subpoenas, Larry Householder’s $61 million bribery scandal is ensnaring more and more Ohio Republicans. “Ohio Republicans

Ohio Democratic Party Responds To Meritless Complaint About Factual Ad About Justices Sharon Kennedy, Judi French

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today responded to the Ohio Republican Party’s meritless complaint to the Ohio State Bar Association about a factual ad that educates Ohio voters about Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French changing the rules so they could raise more money from special interests. “We welcome a conversation about the issues

Ohio Dems Launch Digital Ad Featuring Retired Ohio Firefighter and Anti-Senate Bill 5 Spokesperson Doug Stern

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today released a new digital ad featuring Doug Stern, a retired Cincinnati firefighter and spokesperson for the campaign to repeal Senate Bill 5, touting the former Republican’s support for Joe Biden and his “pro-worker agenda.” Video script: “I’m Doug Stern, a retired Cincinnati firefighter and a proud member of

Ohio Democratic Party Files Complaint Over “Misleading” Dark-Money Ad Attacking Ohio Supreme Court Candidate

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today filed a complaint with the Ohio State Bar Association’s Judicial Election Campaign Advertising Monitoring Committee requesting it review the Republican State Leadership Committee’s commercial for its misleading content that impugns the integrity of Judge Jennifer Brunner and two sitting members of the Ohio Supreme Court. The complaint also