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David Skolnick

Maps again face court scrutiny

To paraphrase The Who: “Meet the new maps, same as the old maps.” Ohio Redistricting Commission Republicans chose to have a GOP staffer put together state legislative maps virtually the same as those rejected March 16 by the Ohio Supreme Court instead of waiting for outside consultants ...

GOP Senate race getting ugly

The Republican race for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio got ugly in a hurry. While some of the candidates had previously criticized their opponents, primarily questioning their loyalty to former President Donald Trump and ability to lead, two debates in the past week have escalated ...

DeWine bows out of debate

While the numerous candidates running in the primaries for U.S. senator and governor agreed to participate in debates organized by the Ohio Debate Commission, the decision by Gov. Mike DeWine not to participate triggered cancellation of the Republican gubernatorial debate. DeWine declined the ...

Johnson, Joyce hard to beat

The U.S. House district lines remain uncertain as the Republican-drawn map approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission awaits a decision on its constitutionality by the Ohio Supreme Court. But no matter what the court decides, the deadline for Democratic and Republican candidates to file ...

Why map splits Valley district

Even if the Ohio Supreme Court determines the latest congressional map approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission is unconstitutional, it’s highly unlikely that the final outcome would put Mahoning and Trumbull counties in the same district. Paul Sracic, a Youngstown State University ...

Candidates fund for themselves

Asking people for money is rarely fun. It’s probably more challenging if you’re wealthy but still are asking for campaign contributions. Several of the wealthiest Ohio Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are skipping those awkward discussions and writing their own checks, self-funding ...