Inside Pitch
10:41 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama's Ohio win closer this time, but a win is a win

Four years ago, politicos on both sides were stunned when the formerly rock-solid Hamilton County was won by Barack Obama by a margin of 29,683 votes, taking 54 percent of the county to 46 percent for GOP nominee John McCain.

This year, the GOP and the Romney-Ryan campaign rolled the dice on winning back Hamilton County, one of the handful of linchpin counties that can make or break a presidential campaign in Ohio.

Again, though, they lost.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

In Ohio, every vote matters

Here we go again.

We’ve seen this movie before.

Eight years ago on election night, President George W. Bush was sweating it out in the White House, watching states turn red or blue in what was obviously to be a close race with Democrat John Kerry.

Ohio’s returns kept going back and forth – Kerry in the lead, then Bush, then Kerry again.
The Bush team was sweating bullets. It was going to come down to Ohio.

Finally, late into the night – Ohio was called for Bush.

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Romney could make history
12:00 am
Sun October 14, 2012

Romney could make history by not winning Ohio

Ohio, you may make history on the night of Nov. 6.

You may elect a new president without giving him your 18 electoral votes.

Consider this rather remarkable truism of American political history:

No Republican presidential candidate – going all the way back to the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln in 1860 – has won the White House without winning Ohio.

Mitt Romney could be the first.

This is not to say he will lose Ohio; he may, in fact, win the Buckeye State.

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Paul Ryan
6:22 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Paul Ryan will come to Miami Wednesday

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan

The Miami University College Republicans Facebook page says Paul Ryan is coming to his alma mater tomorrow.

Doors open at 3:30 for the 5:30 event on the Miami University Engineering Quad. Parking is at Millet Hall. The Facebook page also has a link for tickets. https://www.facebook.com/MiamiCRs 

Ryan, the newly announced Republican Vice Presidential candidate, graduated from Miami in 1992. 

Inside Pitch
3:06 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Hartmann and Portune getting free rides to re-election

The two members of the Hamilton County board of commissioners who are up for re-election this year – Republican Greg Hartmann and Democrat Todd Portune – will have no major party opponents in the Nov. 6 election.

Leaders of both major political parties said giving the commissioners a free ride was not part of a deal. Four years ago, both Portune and Hartmann faced weak opponents who had little or no party backing.

The two political parties tried and failed to come up with county commission candidates by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

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