Latest News From the Ohio GOP

We still don't know who is paying the legal bills for Cordray's crony

The Washington Free Beacon It is still unclear more than four months later who is paying for the lawsuit filed by Leandra English against the government to install an Obama political appointee as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read More


Economy booming - US Q4 GDP is up 2.9%, vs 2.7% growth expected

CNBC U.S. economic growth slowed less than previously estimated in the fourth quarter. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.9 percent annual rate in the final three months of 2017, up from the previously reported 2.5 percent. The biggest gain in consumer spending in three years partially offset the drag from a surge in imports. Read More


Lima Pallet Company gives raises thanks to tax reform

WLIO Lima Senator Rob Portman is on his tax reform tour and on Monday he made his way through Lima to see how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has affected the area. One stop Portman made was at the Lima Pallet Company to tour the facility and hold a roundtable discussion. Read More


Poll: Cordray and Kucinich tied, both lose to DeWine in November

After months of being touted as the “choice of the Democratic Party establishment” for Ohio’s Democrat gubernatorial primary, a new poll shows that Washington D.C. Bureaucrat Richard Cordray is still failing to catch fire with his party’s voters. The survey has Cordray tied with former Congressman Dennis Kucinich at 21 percent. Both candidates trail the leading Republican contender in the general election by solid margins. Despite Cordray being widely acknowledged as the Democrat establishment choice, with some candidates even accusing the state Democrat Party of “rigging” the election in his favor, the party’s voters clearly aren’t sold on his candidacy. With just a little more than a month to go until Democrats choose their nominee, Cordray’s struggling campaign finds itself in a bitter primary fight against an energized challenger. Click here to read original. Read More


Congressman Bill Johnson: President offers bold plan to fight scourge of opioid epidemic

The Hill By Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) President Trump recognized the opioid crisis ravaging our nation before he was elected, and as a member of his Presidential Task Force on Opioids, I’ve witnessed firsthand his dedication to this important issue. I certainly agreed with the president’s decision late last year to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. We must call it what it is – burying our heads in the sand and wishing it would go away isn’t the answer. Read More


Mike DeWine's task force takes one-and-a-half kilos of fentanyl off the streets

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Three people from the Houston area were charged in federal court after authorities arrested them in Toledo with what is believed to be more than three pounds of fentanyl. Read More


Do Ohio Democrats Agree with Hillary?

Sherrod Brown and Ohio Democrats have refused to denounce Hillary Clinton's absurd statements last week, which demeaned Ohio voters and reminded us exactly "what happened" in the 2016 election. Read More


The Art of a Banking Compromise

On fixing Dodd-Frank, the House shouldn’t be a potted plant.The Wall Street Journal - The Editorial Board  Read More


Local man sends photo to President Trump and gets response

Lancaster Eagle Gazette - Jeff Barron, Reporter LANCASTER - It's not every day someone receives a letter and photo from the President of the United States. But city resident and Air Force veteran John Thomas recently did. Read More


Portman: Good News Rolls in from Tax Reform

The Business Journal - By U.S. Sen. Rob Portman WASHINGTON, D.C. — The tax reform legislation that became law before the first of the year was created with two goals in mind: cut taxes for middle-class families and reopen the American economy as the best place in the world to do business. Read More