Tag Archives: Politics

Missing in Action; Where are the GOP challengers?

It was supposed to be a game changer. After a decade of a Lucas County Republican Party with Jon Stainbrook at the helm, the organized campaign that elected Mark Wagoner to replace Stainbrook as Party chair was supposed to breathe new life into the GOP. Stainbrook was not favored by the old moneyed interests of

No Brainer

Local dems swing and miss When it is election time, it’s good to be an incumbent. Being in power means you have clout. And those who want to curry favor with you know it. Which makes it easy to raise campaign cash. Ask, and you receive. Incumbents also benefit from being in the limelight. Name

Deep Six: Anybody’s Ball Game in Toledo District Six

And then there’s the real wild card in City Politics. To recap, we have handicapped the races for Toledo’s District Council races over the past several columns. We have covered Districts One through Five, with our usual fearless and well-reasoned prognostications. That leaves District Six. A head scratcher if ever there was one. District Council

No Contest: For better and worse in City Politics

And then there were three. We’ve handicapped three of the six races for Toledo City Council district representatives. The remaining three districts are some of the most intriguing. This edition, we break down Districts Four and Five. District 4. Current Incumbent Yvonne Harper. Harper is a fascinating character in City Politics. She has been a

Special Election February 26

Two controversial Toledo City charter amendments put to a vote Two much-discussed and hard-fought-for amendments to the Toledo City Charter will be put before voters as part of a special election on February 26. The initiatives on the ballot include efforts to Keep the Jail Downtown Toledo, which if passed would require that any new

Hildy’s Twenty Nineteen

Good, Bad, and Ugly in City Politics It’s that time of year, when pampered millionaires from across the fruited plain come together for self-aggrandizement and awards show ratings. We sit betwixt the Grammys and the Oscars. Red carpets ablaze, and stars aplenty. Not to be outdone, we offer our annual Hildys, the coveted award for