Why incumbents keep winning

VictoryIf you are like most people, you are probably at a loss to explain the one-sided primary election results we are seeing so far this cycle. Is it due to weak candidates? Poor messaging? Unfavorable press? A lack of funding? “Extreme” ideology? Don’t be too sure… Conditions are indeed ripe for some changes at the […] Continue reading

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Governor Kasich Take Heed: Study Shows Medicaid Expansion Leads to Increased ER Usage

Unknown-5The OLC has previously reported on the “Oregon Experiment,” which began in 2008 with a group of uninsured, low-income adults who were given the opportunity to participate in a lottery to apply for Medicaid benefits.  Researchers followed the group that won the lottery as well as the group who remained uninsured to determine what benefits, if any, were had by placing more individuals on Medicaid. In May 2013, a study on the Oregon Experiment was published in […]

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Problems At VA Hospitals Should Make Americans Think Twice About Obamacare

images-14As Americans recognize Memorial Day by paying tribute to the efforts and sacrifices of our veterans, let’s spend some time getting up to speed on the newest scandal out of the Obama administration – falsifying wait times at VA hospitals, especially in Phoenix where 40 veterans may have died waiting for treatment. USA Today provides a timeline of the VA scandal that begins back in early 2012 when a VA emergency room doctor, Katherine Mitchell, […]

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*UPDATED* RALLY FOR REPEAL – June 4th

imagesRALLY FOR REPEAL Wednesday June 4th 11:00am – 1:00pm in Statehouse Atrium ‘Call to Action’ Speakers include: Jenni White-Grassroots leader of Oklahoma’s passage of FULL repeal legislation will share how and why our bellwether state must pass HB237 Brad McQueen-AZ Teacher & PARCC Development Team member turned activist and author will speak to the agenda […]

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James L. Woods (February 15, 1946 – April 30, 2014)

images-14As we remember our fallen heroes this Memorial Day, let’s also remember our friend in liberty Jim Woods who passed away on April 30th leaving behind his wife Lisa and five children. Jim served in the Marine Corps from 1964-1968 and served in politics throughout his life as a precinct leader and delegate in Colorado, as co-chair of the Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Colorado, as secretary of the Republican Party in […] Continue reading

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Ohio House Poised to Save Jobs & Energy Costs if SB 310 Passes In Tact

Blue Creek Wind Farm, Van Wert CountyIn the wee hours of the morning on May 8th, the Ohio Senate debated and passed SB 310, 21-11, which would freeze Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for 2015 and 2016 at their 2014 benchmarks. SB 310 would also repeal a rule that requires half of a utility’s renewable energy to come from in-state sources and it allows lower cost hydro-electric power to count towards the renewable standards. Current law requires public utilities to […] Continue reading

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Ohio House Passes Tax Increase, But Not Large Enough for Governor Kasich

Taxed-Enough-Already-300x300With a 55-35 vote, the Ohio House passed HB 375 last week,  a bill which raises taxes on shale drillers.  Only six Republican lawmakers voted against it: John Adams John Becker Jim Butler Ron Hood Matt Lynch Andy Thompson Democrats and Governor Kasich were critical of the measure, both sides believing the bill does not increase taxes enough.  Democrats are concerned with covering environmental and infrastructure costs while Governor Kasich is looking for extra revenue […]

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Beyond the Sound Bites: Common Core in Ohio

The Cincinnati East Tea party is joining with the Anderson Tea Party and Women For Liberty for a most informative meeting designed to reveal the truth about Common Core. Every American needs to understand what the Federal & State Governments are doing with Common Core, how it affects every citizen you and what can be done to stop it.

May 22nd, 2014
7:00 pm

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Ohio’s grassroots win 100s of primary races

PawnsTuesday, May 6, was the 2014 primary election in Ohio. The legacy media has gleefully summed up the day by highlighting the losses of “tea party” challengers to the state’s incumbent Congressional Representatives John Boehner and David Joyce. But, while everyone had their eyes on these high-profile races, there is another story of grassroots election […]

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One Doctor Takes a Stand Against Washington Driven Health Care Mandates

DoctorCoat-SS-PostSince 2009, we have heard politicians tell us how Obamacare would improve access to health care and lower premiums.  Very few, if any, of these individuals were experts in the medical field.  They were not doctors or hospital administrators.  They were elected and appointed officials, many lawyers, and many whose entire professional experience has been concentrated in government.  That Americans felt it was a good idea to turn the transformation of our health care system […]

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Democrat Wager Meddles in Republican Primary by Attacking Lynch

lynchadCleveland.com reports that Democrat Michael Wager, who is seeking Dave Joyce’s 14th district Congressional seat, has started to run attack ads on Matt Lynch, Joyce’s Republican primary challenger who has tea party backing. Opinions differ as to Wager’s strategy.  State Rep. Matt Lynch contends the ads show that the Democrats are worried about what a Lynch win would mean for Wager’s prospects in November.  Lynch considers himself the true conservative in the race and thus […] Continue reading

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Ohio Citizens PAC files Complaint with Ohio Elections Commission against Ohio Republican Party Flyers

citizenspacFor Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Akron, OH – The Ohio Citizens PAC filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission concerning the mailers produced and sent out by the Ohio Republican Party claiming that endorsed Republican State Central Committee candidates can”Vote Republicans Stainbrook and Gallagher to Stop Obamacare.”  A statement that the Ohio Citizens PAC says is patently false and is intended to mislead voters.  Multiple versions of the mailer were sent out around […]

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Targeting of Rep. Lynch for Protecting Ohio Constitution Continues

UnknownDefending Main Street PAC has entered the campaign to oppose Matt Lynch’s primary challenge to incumbent U.S. House Representative Dave Joyce of Ohio’s 14th district. The Republican super PAC was founded by former U.S. Representative Steve LaTourette who served the 14th district prior to Joyce.  Through his PAC, LaTourette is working to oppose conservative challengers to office. An investment of nearly $28,000 was made by the PAC to send flyers to voters in an attempt […] Continue reading

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Flash: Volunteers Needed For Robinson-Criddle ORP Race

As Christa Criddle and I enter the final week of our campaign for the Ohio Republican Party Central Committee in Ohio Senate District 9, I want to let you know how well our campaign has been going and what lies ahead as May 6 approaches. Our remaining critical need is for outdoor poll workers (see below).  To learn more about this race, visit www.ConnectWithBurr.org or www.ChristaCriddle.com

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Ohio Taxpayers Beware: State Issue 1

images1851 Center for Constitutional Law Policy Brief Ohio Taxpayers Beware:  State Issue 1   Proposed Constitutional Amendment would further increase already-historically-high state spending, result in tax increases  Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today took action to educate on and warn Ohio taxpayers of State Issue 1, which will appear on the May 6, 2014 primary ballot. State Issue 1 proposes to amend the Ohio Constitution “to fund public infrastructure capital improvements by […] Continue reading

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