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David Skolnick

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 ...

GOP candidates have financial leads

Money isn’t the only thing that matters in political races, but just ask those running for elected office and — if they’re being truthful — they will tell you it’s much better to have more than their opponents. There are five state legislative races between Mahoning and Trumbull ...

Did Trump rally downtown help Vance?

Did former President Donald Trump’s rally at Youngstown’s Covelli Centre give a boost to the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican J.D. Vance? Trump criticized U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democratic nominee for the seat, during the event, and had good things to say about Vance. Still, it’s ...