Democrats trade theories about because Donald Trump won so many blue-collar electorate in eastern Ohio. Josh Mandel launches a Twitter conflict on a early favorite for DNC chair. And there’s a new online bid to convince John Kasich to run for U.S. Senate. Today’s Ohio Politics Roundup is brought to we by Jeremy Pelzer.
We wish we suffer this pre-Thanksgiving book of a Roundup. We’ll be behind again on Monday.
Sinkin’ down in Youngstown: The Washington Post’s James Hohmann takes an in-depth demeanour during one of Ohio Democrats’ categorical post-election self-criticisms: how and because Donald Trump won so most support among blue-collar Dems in Youngstown and elsewhere in eastern Ohio.
It’s a economy, stupid: Mahoning County Democratic Chair David Betras points to a private memo he sent Hillary Clinton’s debate in May warning that they indispensable to concentration some-more on jobs, trade and a economy. Clinton debate officials dismissed behind that they knew they had a problem in Youngstown and sent Clinton and surrogates to debate there, though a genuine reason they suffered was that a debate was incompetent to daub into mercantile stress nationally.
It’s other issues, too: State Rep.-elect Glenn Holmes of Trumbull County pronounced it was some-more than only trade. Many Dems believed that Clinton wanted to allocate their guns, upheld late-term termination and would not stop un-vetted Syrian refugees from pouring into a country.
More ‘Is Ohio still relevant?’ talk: Hohmann writes many D.C. Democrats trust they should start profitable reduction courtesy to Ohio and some-more courtesy to Southwestern states such as Nevada and Arizona. But, not surprisingly, “Ohioans of both parties contend that’s hooey” as “Trump is an outlier.”
Mixed reactions: Ohio lawmakers had varying responses to Trump’s proclamation that he doesn’t devise to launch an review of Clinton when he becomes president, the Dayton Daily News’ Jessica Wehrman writes.
U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, a Troy Republican, “seemed disappointed” by a news, stating, “If Hillary Clinton pennyless a law, she should be prosecuted.”
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Columbus Democrat, pronounced he was “glad” to hear of Trump’s decision.
Josh Mandel targets Keith Ellison: State Treasurer and expected 2018 U.S. Senate claimant Josh Mandel has sent out a array of tweets in new days opposite U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who’s seeking to turn a subsequent chair of a Democratic National Committee.
In his tweets, Mandel highlights stories (mostly from a right-leaning Daily Caller) restraining Ellison to Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and other “Islamic radicals.”
Mandel’s tweets were deemed “racist” by Justin Barasky, an Ohio local who serves as communications executive for Priorities USA, a pro-Clinton super PAC.
Mandel is no foreigner to regulating Islamic imagery on a debate trail: in 2010, he aired an barbarous TV ad comparing Democratic competition Kevin Boyce with a mosque.
Draft Kasich: Ohio State University tyro Devin Bilski of Perrysburg has launched a Twitter account, Facebook page and change.org petition to breeze John Kasich to run for U.S. Senate in 2018, reports Carl Weiser of a Cincinnati Enquirer. Bilski pronounced he hasn’t oral with Kasich about a idea; a Kasich orator pronounced he hadn’t listened of Bilski’s efforts. Buy-in has been medium so far: as of Tuesday afternoon, 68 people sealed the Draft Kasich petition, while 141 people favourite Bilski’s Facebook page.
Tick tock: “Boards of elections opposite a state are scrambling to finish certifying and counting some-more than 260,000 provisional and absentee ballots” by Wednesday afternoon, Secretary of State Jon Husted’s expedited deadline, the Columbus Dispatch’s Jim Siegel reports. Election play would routinely have until Nov. 29 to plead opinion totals, though Husted asked to speed adult a counting so a intensity relate wouldn’t widen into Christmas week.
Two for Tim: So far, dual House Democrats have permitted U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan for minority leader: Ed Perlmutter of Colorado and Kathleen Rice of New York, according to The Hill’s Cristina Marcos. Meanwhile, several other Democrats have announced support for obligatory Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Twitter regulating a hashtag #StandWithNancy.
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