Will Richard Cordray Continue to Embrace Radical Leftist Keith Ellison?

Richard Cordray’s ties to DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison has raised new questions surrounding his gubernatorial campaign in Ohio. A new report shows that Ellison recently attended a private dinner with radical Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Iranian dictator Hassan Rouhani in 2013.

For years, anti-bigotry organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center have called out Farrakhan for being racist and anti-Semitic, specifically citing his praise of Adolf Hitler, his obsession with Jews, and his belief that white people are subhumans created by an ancient African scientist.

Rouhani has served as president of a hostile anti-American regime in Iran since 2013 that has pursued a nuclear weapons program while threatening to wipe Israel “off the map.”

In spite of this, Ellison eagerly decided to meet with both men. This raises an important question for Cordray: In light of his alarming reported ties to a known anti-Semite, as well as an Iranian dictator, will Cordray accept Ellison’s support on the campaign trail?

While at the CFPB, Cordray met with Ellison on multiple occasions. Then, when Cordray resigned from his position in November, Ellison was one of the first to laud his candidacy.

With Ellison’s role as second-in-command of the DNC for the 2018 election cycle, he is poised to take a prominent role in the party’s efforts to support candidates like Cordray.  

Ohio voters deserve to know if Cordray supports Ellison’s radical views.

Building a Stronger America: President Donald J. Trump’s American Infrastructure Initiative

The President’s plan to rebuild America

America has long been a Nation of builders, President Trump told the country January 30 in his first State of the Union Address. “We built the Empire State Building in just 1 year—is it not a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a permit approved for a simple road?”

He called on leaders of both parties in Congress to come together to deliver the safe, reliable, and modern infrastructure that Americans deserve. Today, he will outline his legislative principles to accomplish just that:

  • $200 billion in Federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments with partners at the state, local, tribal, and private level
  • New investments in rural America, which has been left behind for too long
  • Decision-making authority will return to state and local governments
  • Regulatory barriers that needlessly get in the way of infrastructure projects will be removed
  • Permitting for infrastructure projects will be streamlined and shortened
  • America’s workforce will be supported and strengthened

“We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land,” President Trump said. “And we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit.”

Get more details here.

Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses DeWine for Governor

LEADING PRO-LIFE ADVOCACY GROUP ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT FOR GOVERNOR’S RACE

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Right to Life PAC announced its endorsement of Mike DeWine for governor of the state of Ohio.

Leading Pro-life Advocacy Group Announces Endorsement for Governor’s Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, the Ohio Right to Life PAC announced its endorsement of Mike DeWine for governor of the state of Ohio.

Today, the elected leaders of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse Mike DeWine for governor.

“My campaign is about building a better future for Ohio by fighting the status quo and working to solve Ohio’s biggest issues,” said DeWine. “As governor, I will bring new, high-paying jobs and economic opportunity to all of Ohio, fight for real-world education reform, and bring an end to the opioid crisis that is killing thousands of Ohioans and holding back our economy.”

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken released the following statement.

“Ohio’s future brightened today as the State Central Committee voted to endorse a pro-growth, pro-family candidate in Mike DeWine,” Chairman Timken said. “Mike DeWine is the right person to lead Ohio boldly into tomorrow. The Ohio Republican Party is proud to support Mike DeWine, and we look forward to his victory in November.”

In addition to Mike DeWine, the State Central Committee voted to endorse the following statewide candidates:

  • Jim Renacci – U.S. Senate
  • Dave Yost – Attorney General
  • Frank LaRose – Secretary of State
  • Robert Sprague – Treasurer of State
  • Keith Faber – Auditor of State

The committee also voted to endorse incumbent members of the U.S. House of Representatives, candidates for the Ohio Senate, candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives, and incumbent members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee: 

Ohio Senate:

  • SD 01 – Rob McColley
  • SD 03 – Anne Gonzales
  • SD 05 – Steve Huffman
  • SD 07 – Steve Wilson
  • SD 09 – Tom Chandler
  • SD 13 – Nathan Manning
  • SD 15 – Jordan Garcea
  • SD 17 – Bob Peterson
  • SD 19 – Andy Brenner
  • SD 25 – Bob Murphy
  • SD 27 – Kristina Roegner
  • SD 29 – Kirk Schuring
  • SD 31 – Jay Hottinger
  • SD 33 – Michael Rulli

Ohio House of Representatives:

  • HD 01 – Scott Wiggam
  • HD 02 – Mark Romanchuk
  • HD 03 – Theresa Gavarone
  • HD 04 – Bob Cupp
  • HD 05 – Tim Ginter
  • HD 07 – Tom Patton
  • HD 16 – Dave Greenspan
  • HD 23 – Laura Lanese
  • HD 27 – Tom Brinkman
  • HD 28 – Jonathan Dever
  • HD 29 – Bill Blessing, Jr.
  • HD 30 – Bill Seitz
  • HD 36 – Anthony DeVitis
  • HD 38 – Marilyn Slaby
  • HD 41 – Jim Butler
  • HD 42 – Niraj Antani
  • HD 47 – Derek Merrin
  • HD 51 – Wes Retherford
  • HD 52 – George Lang
  • HD 53 – Candice Keller
  • HD 54 – Paul Zeltwanger
  • HD 57 – Dick Stein
  • HD 62 – Scott Lipps
  • HD 65 – John Becker
  • HD 66 – Doug Green
  • HD 68 – Rick Carfagna
  • HD 69 – Steve Hambley
  • HD 70 – Darrell Kick
  • HD 71 – Scott Ryan
  • HD 72 – Larry Householder
  • HD 73 – Rick Perales
  • HD 74 – Bill Dean
  • HD 76 – Sarah LaTourette
  • HD 77 – Tim Schaffer
  • HD 78 – Ron Hood
  • HD 79 – Kyle Koehler
  • HD 81 – Jim Hoops
  • HD 82 – Craig Riedel
  • HD 85 – Nino Vitale
  • HD 87 – Riordan McClain
  • HD 88 – Bill Reineke
  • HD 89 – Steve Arndt
  • HD 92 – Gary Scherer
  • HD 93 – Ryan Smith
  • HD 94 – Jay Edwards
  • HD 97 – Brian Hill
OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY ENDORSES MIKE DEWINE FOR GOVERNOR

When Nancy Pelosi says tax reform bonuses are nothing but “crumbs,” Sherrod Brown nods in agreement. However, if you ask Ohio workers, they’ll likely disagree.

Take Deana for example. Deana is an employee at Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash, Ohio. She is looking at a tax cut of $1,500 in addition to the $1,000 bonus that Sheffer is already giving her. Listen to what tax reform means for Deana:

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Deana’s story is a perfect example of what tax reform means for hardworking Americans. More money in the bank, more opportunity, and a brighter future. Unfortunately, Democrats like Sherrod Brown want to repeal the new tax law and Deana’s bonus along with it.

In the words of President Trump, “Senator Brown voted against us, and fought us like crazy.  Just remember that. He voted against you.” 

So far, more than 300 companies have given their employees bonuses. That’s more than 3,000,000 Americans with more money in their pockets because companies are investing in their workers. Something Sherrod Brown said would not happen

Here are some of the companies, either headquartered in Ohio, or with large Ohio footprints, that have given tax reform bonuses: 

  • Anthem, employs 3,700 Ohioans. 
  • Best Buy, employs 3,000 Ohioans. 
  • Bruns General Contracting, based in Tipp City.
  • Charter Communications, employs 7,000 Ohioans.
  • e-Cycle, an environmental services company based in Columbus.
  • FedEx, employs 4,700 Ohioans. 
  • Fiat Chrysler, employs 6,130 Ohioans.
  • Fifth Third Bank, employs 8,800 Ohioans.
  • Home Depot, employs 12,000 Ohioans.
  • Jergens, Inc., a manufacturing company based in Cleveland.
  • JPMorgan Chase, employs 21,000 Ohioans.
  • KeyCorp, employs 5,900 Ohioans. 
  • Lowe’s, employs 11,800 Ohioans.
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance, employs 15,000 Ohioans. Based in Columbus.
  • PNC, employs 7,000 Ohioans.
  • Sheffer Corporation, based in Blue Ash.
  • Steris, employs 1,500 Ohioans.
  • UPS, employs 14,000 Ohioans.
  • U.S. Bank, employs 5,280 Ohioans. 
  • Verizon, employs 3,800 Ohioans. 
  • Walmart, employs 50,000 Ohioans. 
  • Western & Southern Financial Group, based in Cincinnati.
  • Wolf Metals, based in Columbus.

When Nancy Pelosi says tax reform bonuses are nothing but “crumbs,” Sherrod Brown nods in agreement. However, if you ask Ohio workers, they’ll likely disagree.

Take Deana for example. Deana is an employee at Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash, Ohio. She is looking at a tax cut of $1,500 in addition to the $1,000 bonus that Sheffer is already giving her. Listen to what tax reform means for Deana:

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Deana’s story is a perfect example of what tax reform means for hardworking Americans. More money in the bank, more opportunity, and a brighter future. Unfortunately, Democrats like Sherrod Brown want to repeal the new tax law and Deana’s bonus along with it.

In the words of President Trump, “Senator Brown voted against us, and fought us like crazy.  Just remember that. He voted against you.” 

So far, more than 300 companies have given their employees bonuses. That’s more than 3,000,000 Americans with more money in their pockets because companies are investing in their workers. Something Sherrod Brown said would not happen

Here are some of the companies, either headquartered in Ohio, or with large Ohio footprints, that have given tax reform bonuses: 

  • Anthem, employs 3,700 Ohioans. 
  • Best Buy, employs 3,000 Ohioans. 
  • Bruns General Contracting, based in Tipp City.
  • Charter Communications, employs 7,000 Ohioans.
  • e-Cycle, an environmental services company based in Columbus.
  • FedEx, employs 4,700 Ohioans. 
  • Fiat Chrysler, employs 6,130 Ohioans.
  • Fifth Third Bank, employs 8,800 Ohioans.
  • Home Depot, employs 12,000 Ohioans.
  • Jergens, Inc., a manufacturing company based in Cleveland.
  • JPMorgan Chase, employs 21,000 Ohioans.
  • KeyCorp, employs 5,900 Ohioans. 
  • Lowe’s, employs 11,800 Ohioans.
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance, employs 15,000 Ohioans. Based in Columbus.
  • PNC, employs 7,000 Ohioans.
  • Sheffer Corporation, based in Blue Ash.
  • Steris, employs 1,500 Ohioans.
  • UPS, employs 14,000 Ohioans.
  • U.S. Bank, employs 5,280 Ohioans. 
  • Verizon, employs 3,800 Ohioans. 
  • Walmart, employs 50,000 Ohioans. 
  • Western & Southern Financial Group, based in Cincinnati.
  • Wolf Metals, based in Columbus.

Kathleen Clyde puts dollars over domestic abuse

A recent fundraiser for Democrat Kathleen Clyde was hosted by a man with a domestic violence conviction. Louis Giavasis, who currently serves as the Stark County Clerk of Courts, was convicted of domestic violence in 1995.

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Why did Kathleen Clyde allow a convicted domestic abuser to host a fundraiser for her? Will she give Louis Giavasis’ money back and denounce him?

  • President Donald Trump on Monday offered the country a preview of the Republican 2018 campaign strategy.
  • Firstly, hammer congressional Democrats for not supporting the GOP tax bill; secondly, tie them to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
  • Trump also acknowledged that Republicans face an uphill climb this year, given historic election trends.

By: Christina Wilkie, CNBC

President Donald Trump on Monday offered the country a preview of the Republican 2018 campaign strategy: Hammer congressional Democrats for not supporting the GOP tax bill, and if that doesn’t work, then tie them to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

“Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, they want to raise your taxes and they don’t want to give the money to the military,” Trump said during a speech outside Cincinnati, Ohio, referring to the Minority Leaders in the House and the Senate, respectively.

“Nancy Pelosi, what she is doing to this country. She has gone so far left, and Schumer has gone so far left. Oh, I look forward to running against them,” the president said.

Trump also acknowledged that Republicans face an uphill climb this year, given the long-running trend of steep losses in congressional midterms for whichever party holds the White House. He blamed the trend on how happy his supporters would be.

“So the people are happy,” Trump said, “and they don’t get out and vote like they should. Maybe they go to a movie in ’18. None of you are going to a movie, I hope.

“So what happens is they sort of take it for granted, they sit back and then they get clobbered because the other people are desperate, and [the other party’s voters] get out and they have more energy.”

Despite the tough odds, GOP campaign strategists agree that the best option for Republicans is to run on the tax cut bill, and to hammer incumbent Democrats for voting against it.

“The more that people see the benefits of tax reform, lower taxes, corporate bonuses, and even in some cases, minimum wage hikes — which Democrats have always championed — as more people see these benefits, it’s going to be even easier to run on this,” said Garrett Ventry, a Republican strategist.

Indeed, recent surveys have shown public support for the tax cuts increasing steadily, from approval ratings in the 30s last fall to the mid-to-high 40s earlier this month.

But what about the so-called “blue wave” of first-time Democratic candidates running for office this year? Presumably the Republican strategy of going after a Democrat for voting “against” the tax cuts isn’t going to work if that candidate wasn’t in Congress.

“That’s where the Pelosi part is going to come into play,” said Ventry.

Pelosi “is our secret weapon,” Trump said in Ohio Monday. “I just hope they don’t change her, [because] there are people that want to run her out,” he said, presumably referring to long-running efforts within the Democratic caucus to replace Pelosi as the party leader.

“She’s a rich woman who lives in a big beautiful house in California. who wants to give all of your money away,” Trump said, basically summing up the Republican case against the multimillionaire lawmaker from San Francisco.

Pelosi also presents a unique liability for first-time candidates. “Chances are good that Pelosi is going to be raising money for a lot of those newcomers, because they won’t have a natural fundraising base the way an incumbent would,” Ventry told CNBC. “So Republicans are going to tie those candidates to Pelosi even more, and argue that whoever the Democrat is, he or she will be a rubber stamp for Pelosi.”

For an example of how this works, Ventry pointed to the June 2017 special congressional election in Georgia’s 6th District, widely considered an early referendum on Trump’s presidency. There, Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive House race in history.

“In that race, nearly all the Republican ads painted Ossoff as a rubber stamp for Pelosi,” Ventry said. “It was a tight race, but in the end the GOP strategy worked.”

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