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 …
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Not Coming Out in Big Numbers
Over in Ohio, Third Base Politics sends word that the Board of Elections director says Cuyahoga County — the one that includes Cleveland — is on pace for 430,000 out of about 978,000 registered voters, roughly 43 percent turnout.
For perspective, the county …
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 …
Quinnipiac: GOP's Kasich Leads Strickland in Ohio, 54-37
Turn out the lights in Ohio?
Republican challenger John Kasich has a 54 – 37 percent lead over Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in the race to be Ohio’s next chief state executive, with much of his lead due to overwhelming …
The NRA Will Still Be Heard This Cycle
Over in the Corner, Kathryn notices the NRA’s non-endorsement of Harry Reid.
(Unfortunately, whatever I write on this subject is often attributed to one of my best buddies. So let me preface this by saying this analysis is based …
Rasmussen Brightens the Mornings of Boxer and Kasich
This morning, Rasmussen has Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer leading Carly Fiorina by 5 in California’s Senate race and the GOP’s John Kasich leading incumbent Ted Strickland by 3 in Ohio’s governor’s race. They’re pretty much in line …
The LeBron Factor in Ohio's Governor's Race
The upcoming decision by NBA star LeBron James on free agency is technically a bit outside of the beat of this blog, but there are a few political ramifications.
If LeBron chooses to leave Cleveland, what do you think the …
We Don't Really Like Him, Let's Elect Him
I began the day scratching my head over the Quinnipiac poll, showing Democrat Ted Strickland leading Republican John Kasich in the Ohio governor’s race, even though Quinnipiac finds Strickland with some strikingly high negatives.
I end the day …
Ted Strickland vs. John Kasich on Guns
The National Rifle Association makes its first general-election endorsement of the year: Ted Strickland, governor of Ohio, a Democrat.
I understand why the NRA operates as a single-issue organization; Strickland has given the NRA no real reason to oppose him. …
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
Where Were All the Cleveland Democrats?
You can overthink and overstate indicators like this, but I think Third Base Politics has the tone right in noticing the 8,000 who turned out for a rally in Cleveland featuring President Obama and underdog Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland:
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 …
President Obama's 'Underwater Tour 2010' Dates Announced
The AP tells us:
President Barack Obama is coming to a swing state near you this fall.
The Democrat known for packing stadiums from coast to coast plans at least four major rallies in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada before …
John Kasich Catches Fire. (In the Good Way.)
Republican John Kasich now holds an eight-point lead over incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland in the race for governor of Ohio, shifting the state from a Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. Kasich earns 48 percent …
It’s not a traditional political topic, but I saw a lot of cultural symbolism in last night’s news, as suggested in this morning’s Jolt:
I’m sure some folks are sick of the topic, …
Rasmussen Sees a Fairly Consistent Ohio Governor's Race
Most pollsters have seen a close race or a small lead for Ted Strickland, the incumbent Democratic governor of Ohio. But Rasmussen sees John Kasich getting a nice pop in his numbers, leading 47 percent to 40 percent. Of course, in March, …
We Hate Him, Let's Keep Him
Quinnipiac offers a strange contradiction in their latest poll:
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland holds a slight 43 – 38 percent lead over Republican challenger John Kasich, statistically unchanged from 44 – 38 percent in April, and 43 – 38 percent in March, at least partly because …
Maybe a Lot of Ohio Democrats Skipped That Line on Their Ballots
Fascinating. As noted yesterday, Ohio Democrats had a competitive Senate primary Tuesday, while Ohio Republicans did not. In fact, contested and competitive races for the GOP were few and far between in the Buckeye State this week.
Yet among the …