If the US Attorney sees that one or more of the people seeking the appointment to be the new Treasurer is on his list, then he should consider the effect it will have on the community and figure out a way to have those people either drop out or indict them before June 6.
Another question, should the person that has the duty to oversee the appointment process, who is also on the Feds list, be allowed to continue? The answer is NO.
May 22, 2011 at 3:21 a.m.
Bert you are right on the mark this time, Redfern must go. You forgot to add "Chairman of the Year" David Betras who should also be booted out.
Betras is an embarrassment to local Dems and down state they laugh at him. He sent thousands of dollars raised locally to Redfern last year when the local party could have spent the money much more wisely.
Betras cares about Betras only and it was in his interest to send Redfern the money so he can run for office someday himself. Local Dems should wake up, “Smell the Hummus” and find a new Chairman.
March 13, 2011 at 7:14 a.m.
Belinky and Moffie giving us their enlightened opinions again.
Judge is the reason you post that you know you are already gone and it doesn't matter that you are violating the rules?
How's the FBI/DOJ/OSC investigation going? You and the crack chief investigator got your stories straight? (Pathetic that the Vindy has not done a story on this and the investigation has been going on for almost 2 years now.)
Sammy, thank you for pointing out the obvious, Carol won and she and John will control the board.
Betras has promised you many things that even when they (John and Carol) are in control you still won't get. Why would you believe that liar?
November 19, 2010 at 7:47 a.m.
Maybe if Betras hadn't sent all of OUR money to Columbus we could have had a real GOTV effort. But Betras was much more concerned about kissing Redfern's rear-end.
But now we know why, Betras wanted Wilson to lose, this gives him the opportunity to run against Johnson in two years unless they eliminate the district, which is why Betras is commenting on this story, his plan goes up in flames if the district is gone or cut up even more.
Betras will never get elected with his past and current connections to Marc Dann and Leo Jennings. They are three clowns.
Again I ask my fellow members of the central committee to call a meeting to remove Betras as chair, he’s bad for the party and bad for our community.
November 11, 2010 at 7:53 a.m.
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November 9, 2010 at 8:04 a.m.
Betras said this wouldn’t happen, but it did. Betras said he would deliver 80% to Strickland and he didn’t. Betras who was Marc Dann’s partner, Marc Dann’s treasurer, and still relies on Marc Dann (and Leo Jennings) for political advice, thinks he should be rewarded with a higher position in the state democratic party. If anything he should resign as party chair and tend to his failing law firm which he said was on the verge of bankruptcy at the executive committee meeting a week ago. I urge my fellow central committee members to call for a special meeting to remove Betras as party chair.
November 5, 2010 at 8:08 a.m.
Stop already! Betras didn't have anything to do with Clinton's visit. DNC, ODP and the Governor's office yes, Betras, nothing. Period.
Wake up Bert and smell the hummus, Betras is a fraud. Betras has promised the world to his minions and can't deliver.
The real democrats, (who have been around for longer than two minutes), inside the party already know this, look for a major shake up after the election.
See ya Dave!
October 31, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.
Hey author50 (Sam Moffie) how much is Betras paying you to post comments on this board? You post on everything so he must be sending a lot of cash your way!
You always call for full disclosure, so why don't you stand up and tell everyone how and why you have become the Betras lapdog?
Don't make any excuses Sam, tell everyone what Betras has promissed you! A hint for all of our readers, it has to do with the Board of Elections.......
October 28, 2010 at 8 a.m.
davidjohn is Judge Belinky
Interesting comments from a sitting judge who isn't supposed to be making any political comments at all!
Hey Vindicator how about investigating this and exposing another public official who's breaking the rules in Mahoning County.
October 26, 2010 at 7:28 a.m.
Hey Bert, stop drinking the Betras Kool-Aid! Betras the blowhard had NOTHING to do with Clinton coming here. This was a scheduled stop put together months ago without ANY input from Betras.
He's very good at taking credit for things that he had nothing to do with, lets see how far he falls when his candidates lose.
Also remember that Betras-Dann and Leo Jennings are all still together and Dann-Jennings are helping Betras with his agenda. Is this the crew we want leading Valley democrats?? I don't think so.
October 24, 2010 at 8:18 p.m.