A Facebook post from the only Democratic justice on the Ohio Supreme Court is raising eyebrows today. But in an interview, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, the only Democrat holding statewide elected office, says he stands by it.
Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor, who is running for the Republican nomination for governor next year, is pushing a plan to deal with opioids that some consider unusual, especially given her opposition to Medicaid expansion.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill’s announcement over the weekend that he intends to run for governor has some wondering how that will affect the four people already in the Democratic race. It also raises questions about whether his entry could force another potential candidate to jump in from the sidelines.
The four candidates vying to be the Republican nominee in next year’s governor’s race sat down for separate twenty-minute interviews last night in a Columbus church before a crowd of more than 500 people. And there was one theme in particular that stood out – and it was about the man they all want to succeed.
There are nearly seven months till the primary for governor next year. But the four announced Democratic candidates for governor proceeded as if the race is well underway as they met for their first debate last night in Martin’s Ferry on the West Virginia border.
With just a week till its first debate among four announced candidates for governor, Ohio’s Democratic party is playing the waiting game to see if two high profile politicians could also jump into the race. Two possible contenders were testing the waters during one of the year’s biggest political holidays.
There was a lot of hype built around Rich Cordray’s visit to Cincinnati to speak to labor groups. But that hype fizzled when it was clear that the former Ohio Attorney General had no intentions of announcing a run for governor.
A nationally syndicated tabloid talk show host whose roots are in Ohio could be entering the race for Governor next year. Jerry Springer has talked about politics before but there are now signs that he is seriously considering jumping into the race.
When elected office holders run a campaign, they are required by law to keep their campaign staff and messages separate from their official communications. Elected officials who are running for governor next year are handling their social media in different ways – some creating totally new accounts, but some aren’t separating them at all.