Latest News From the Ohio GOP

Tax Reform Gains Popularity, Helps more Ohioans

A new poll conducted by the New York Times and SurveyMonkey shows that tax reform now has more supporters than opponents, buoying Republican hopes for this year’s congressional elections. We also learned today that small-business confidence has hit a record high in 2018 after the tax-reform win. In Ohio, workers are seeing more money in their paychecks and just last week, four more Ohio companies announced tax reform wins: Read More


Huntington Bank cites tax reform for spike in small business loans

By Tristan Navera  – Staff reporter, Columbus Business First Huntington Bank, already the second largest originator of small business loans, said it has seen a substantial spike in those loans this year. Read More


Republicans Leading on Generic Ballot for First Time in 2018

Poll: GOP gains on generic ballot, Trump approval ticks upward By STEVEN SHEPARD, Politico Playbook Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance. Read More


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 showsthat Ellison recently attended a private dinner with radical Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Iranian dictator Hassan Rouhani in 2013. Read More


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?” Read More


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. Read More


ORP Endorses Mike DeWine for Governor

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.” Read More


Sherrod Brown Voted Against You

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: 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. Read More


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. 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? Read More


Tax bill beginning to deliver bigger paychecks to workers

By: SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP The contentious tax overhaul is beginning to deliver a change that many will welcome — bigger paychecks. Workers are starting to see more take-home pay as employers implement the new withholding guidelines from the IRS, which dictate how much employers withhold from pay for federal taxes. Those whose checks have remained the same shouldn’t fret — employers have until Feb. 15 to make the changes. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has estimated that the new rules will mean more take-home pay for about 90 percent of American workers. How much extra cash? It depends on several factors, such as workers’ income, how often they are paid and the number of withholdings allowances they claim on their IRS Form W-4 with their employer. Those whose employers were quick to make the change welcomed the extra money — anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. Wayne Love, who works in managed care in Spring Hill, Florida, got an extra $200 in his paycheck last week, which he said will help offset a $300 increase in the cost of his health insurance. “I have heard time and again that the middle class is getting crumbs, but I’ll take it!” Love said by email. Read more here. Read More