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David Skolnick

New maps to give GOP more edge

Ohio Democrats who hated the latest state legislative and congressional boundaries approved by the Republican-controlled Ohio Redistricting Commission and ruled unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court will be even more upset with the next maps. They need to be redrawn for the 2024 ...

Color the Valley deeper red

The election results in Mahoning and, particularly, Trumbull show the once-reliable Democratic counties are anything but that — and trends indicate they’ll turn even more Republican in coming years. The biggest surprise is it has taken this long, as several other formerly Democratic ...

GOP likely to do well Tuesday

Tuesday should be a good night for Republicans as they will gain control of the U.S. House and probably do the same in the Senate, while winning other elected positions, including in states that have long been Democratic strongholds. The only question is how many elections will Republicans ...

Maps go to US Supreme Court

Rather than draw a new congressional map, Republican state legislative leaders filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court contending the one they approved is constitutional. Along political partisan lines, the Ohio Redistricting Commission on March 2 approved a congressional map that gives ...

Senate race gets more heated

The final U.S. Senate debate between Republican J.D. Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan was far more hostile than the first one. Ryan of Howland, a 10-term U.S. House member, and Vance, a venture capitalist and author, were aggressive in criticisms of the other during Monday’s debate in Youngstown ...

Ryan’s Senate campaign money unprecedented

The $17.2 million Democrat Tim Ryan’s campaign raised from donors for the U.S. Senate race in the third quarter is a staggering amount that’s never before been seen in Ohio. Also, the $19.2 million his campaign spent between July and September is a jaw-dropping amount of money that’s ...