SHOT/CHASER: Portman’s College Debt Story Doesn’t Add Up

SHOT: Sen. Rob Portman Claims He Addressed College Debt in Ohio. Over the weekend, Rob Portman delivered a commencement address to new graduates from Youngstown State University and said he’s “trying” to help students with their college loans. “There are some student loan programs that can help,” he said. [WKBN, 12/13/15] CHASER: Portman Voted For

VIDEO: Portman Says ISIS “Helps the Republican Party”

COLUMBUS — During an appearance last night on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect,” Sen. Rob Portman once again demonstrated how terribly out of touch his Washington politics are with Ohio’s values — stating that the rise of ISIS helps his Republican Party politically. Portman’s comments come roughly one week after the ISIS-inspired shootings in San

PEPPER OP-ED: “One Person, One Vote” Threatened By U.S. Supreme Court Case

Op-ed from Chairman David Pepper in Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec. 9. 2015 This past November, Ohio voters struck a blow against partisan gerrymandering and overwhelmingly approved legislative redistricting reform. One month later, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could upend the legislative redistricting process all across the country, throwing maps into doubt

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on “One Person, One Vote” Case

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on the Evenwel v. Abbott redistricting case, which is being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court today: “Last month Ohio voters made a strong statement against partisan gerrymandering and overwhelmingly approved legislative redistricting reform. Today the U.S. Supreme Court is considering

ICYMI: Ohio Republicans Attack Seniors. Again.

COLUMBUS — In 2013 Ohio Republicans raised taxes on thousands of seniors, forcing many of them to think twice about retirement — and now the Ohio GOP is back for more, putting unemployment insurance for working seniors on the chopping block. “Under Governor John Kasich’s stalled economy, many Ohio seniors have been forced to keep

Executive Committee Endorses Resolutions Supporting Ohio Workers and Planned Parenthood

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party’s executive committee took strong stands today for workers and women’s health, and against the parade of extreme legislation emerging from the Republican-dominated Statehouse. “The courageous staff and volunteers of Planned Parenthood confront real and significant security threats on a regular basis in order to provide critical health services, like

Ohio Democratic Party Seeks Records on Bill Attacking Unemployment Insurance

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today submitted a public records request demanding that Ohio House Speaker Rosenberger and Rep. Barbara Sears turn over all information relating to the development and introduction of House Bill 394, legislation attacking Ohio workers through a draconian reduction of unemployment insurance. “This one-sided attack on working families came out-of-the-blue

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on So-Called “Right to Work” Legislation

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on so-called “right to work” legislation, which will be heard tomorrow in the House Commerce and Labor Committee. “Republicans in Columbus just can’t help themselves. Last week it was gutting unemployment insurance for those who are struggling, now it’s attacking