Remember When John Kasich Looked Vulnerable?
The Campaign Spot decision desk isn’t quite ready to call the Ohio Governor’s race for incumbent Republican John Kasich, but the outlook seems to get better each day:
A potential mass exodus from Ed FitzGerald’s gubernatorial campaign is afoot, …
Psst: Ohio Governor John Kasich's Reelection Bid Isn't So Vulnerable Anymore
Hey, remember when everyone talked about how vulnerable Ohio governor John Kasich was in his reelection bid? Yeah, not so much, it turns out.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic challenger in the race for Ohio governor, remains largely …
A Republican Tied Statewide in Connecticut? Ahead in Hawaii?
It’s not that everything’s coming up roses for the Republican Governors Association#…#but they’re getting some encouraging numbers.
Quinnipiac polls Connecticut and finds Republican Tom Foley tied with the incumbent#…#
Tom Foley dominates the crowded Republican primary field in the …
Races for Governor Starting to Take Shape in Ohio, New Mexico
Campaign-related news you may have missed in recent days . . .
OHIO: Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald will formally announce he’s running for governor of Ohio this week against incumbent Republican John Kasich. Fitzgerald already has a campaign web site …
Run for Governor, Risk a Pay Cut
Joe Hallett, senior editor at The Columbus Dispatch, writes an intriguing column about the factors running through the mind of Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald, as he contemplates challenging Republican Ohio governor John Kasich in 2014 — weighing family and …
Gillespie Heading Up Romney's Veep Search?
BuzzFeed reports that Ed Gillespie, former RNC chair and chair of the Republican State Leadership Committee, will be heading up Mitt Romney’s veep search effort.
Gillespie, a friend of NRO, has ties to several figures mentioned as possible running …
Mitt vs. 'Rick Rombachcaingrichsman'
In the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
Oh Wait, You Meant THOSE Ohio Ballot Initiatives?
A reader writes in, “I hope you write something about Mitt Romney’s clarification today on his ‘Bold, Groundbreaking Form of Hesitation.’ …
Gov. John Kasich Marks 100 Days in Ohio
Ohio Gov. John Kasich marks 100 days in office:
Eliminating red tape, a budget that closes an $8 billion deficit without raising taxes, increases aid to schools and universities, major employers deciding to stay in Ohio instead of moving across the state …
Quinnipiac: Ohio Voters Know They're in a Jam, Don't Like Options
This morning Quinnipiac tells us . . . well, they more or less tell us it’s too early to start polling Ohioans about their new governor:
Ohio voters oppose 61 – 34 percent raising taxes to balance the state budget, but by a 58 – 28 …
Quinnipiac: GOP's Kasich Leads Strickland in Ohio, 50-41
Quinnipiac ruins the narrative that Ted Strickland is making a dramatic comeback:
Republican John Kasich holds a 50 – 41 percent lead over Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland among likely voters in the race for Ohio governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll …
Ed Fitzgerald, Driving Himself Out of a Competitive Governor's Race
By golly, Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed Fitzgerald, if you’re going to get caught in parked car with a woman that isn’t your wife at 4:30 a.m. by a cop, make sure you have a valid driver’s license!
Who does …
We'll See if Other Polls Show John Kasich Sliding
The Ohio Democratic party is touting a PPP poll showing their gubernatorial candidate, Ed Fitzgerald, down by only a point to incumbent Republican John Kasich.
The only head-to-head polling in Ohio showing Fitzgerald up in the past two years is …
Ed FitzGerald: I Won't Sign Anything Unless My Name Is Capitalized Correctly
In an item below, I didn’t capitalize the “G” in the name of Democratic Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald. But as Third Base Politics notices, his campaign is sending out e-mails spelled, “Ed Fitzgerald.”
Apparently this is an enormously big …
Suddenly, the GOP Governors Fail Us
Pardon the depressing portion of today’s Morning Jolt… there’s always John Kerry and laughably inaccurate Obama arguments on the sequester to lighten the load.
Republican Governors, Disappointing Us One After Another
So, my dear righty friends, does this …
The Brightening Outlook for Ohio Governor John Kasich
Since the moment he took office as Ohio’s governor, John Kasich represented a big target for Democrats. And when voters rejected a the Republican-passed law restricting the collective-bargaining rights of public employees in a public referendum in November 2011, Ohio …
Has Ohio's Wave of Union Power Crested?
This morning, new numbers from Quinnipiac suggest that the political muscle of unions in Ohio may be less resilient than last fall’s referendum suggested:
Despite the overwhelming victory by organized labor and its allies in repealing SB 5 in this …
In Ohio, Mediocre Numbers for Obama, Tough Numbers for Kasich
This morning, Quinnipiac’s survey suggests that the OBL-kill impact on President Obama’s poll numbers in Ohio were small or nonexistent:
A new poll shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Ohio is little changed following the killing …
Columbus Dispatch to Ex-Gov. Ted Strickland:
The Columbus Dispatch is unimpressed with the behavior of their former governor:
There is a long tradition in American politics in which an outgoing elected official says his goodbyes and then clears the stage for his successor. Even after bitterly …
Stop Embarrassing Yourself
Fox News Poll Shows Mostly Good News for GOP in Ohio, Nevada, West Virginia, Missouri
If you want to take a Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research poll with a grain of salt, you’re free to make that choice. But they’re not showing monolithically good news for Republicans. But where they do see good …
If You Advertise, They Will Come
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd explains why the GOP’s John Kasich is barely ahead in Ohio’s governor’s race, while the GOP’s Rob Portman leads the Senate race easily: “[Ted] Strickland topping Kasich 2-1 in spots aired; while …