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by 05.28.2009
Posted In: City Council, Mayor, 2009 Election at 04:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wenstrup, GOP Criticize Mayor's Attitude

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory’s response to the controversy over telephone calls made by a city councilwoman during a police traffic stop is drawing fire from local Republicans.

Dr. Brad Wenstrup, the Republican candidate for mayor this fall, issued a press release calling Mallory’s comments “reprehensible.” His comments follow reaction from Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou, who called the mayor’s remarks “disappointing."

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by 05.06.2009
Posted In: News, 2009 Election, Financial Crisis at 04:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

It Takes a Village

Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington can take a breath and relax. For a little while, at least.

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by 04.30.2009
Posted In: News, 2009 Election at 03:57 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mayor Wenstrup: You Heard It Here First

CityBeat first mentioned him April 3, long before other media outlets named him as a contender, and now the Hamilton County Republican Party has made it official.

The local GOP has announced it will hold a press conference Monday in Over-the-Rhine, where it will reveal Dr. Brad Wenstrup as its mayoral candidate.

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by 04.08.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election at 09:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Dems Recommend Council Slate

They're just one step away from a full endorsement. 

The endorsement group of the Cincinnati Democratic Committee (CDC) recommended a full slate of candidates – featuring four incumbents and five challengers – tonight that included some surprises. Among the non-incumbents recommended for endorsement is a former investigative reporter for WCPO-TV (Channel 9) and an Avondale neighborhood activist who once worked for then-Mayor Charlie Luken. Also, a candidate endorsed by Democrats in 2007 but who didn’t win a council seat was rebuffed by the party this time.

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by 04.03.2009
Posted In: News, 2009 Election at 03:56 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

It's No Joke

It’s early yet but so far this year, Cincinnati’s mayoral race has been pretty boring. That should change soon as a local blogger has jumped into the race, and the Republican Party nears its decision on a candidate.

Officially, only incumbent Mayor Mark Mallory, a Democrat from Mount Airy, has announced he’s seeking re-election. And since the announcement, nothing noteworthy has occurred in the race.

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by 02.20.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election at 03:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

An Alternate Plan for Council

A local blogger is suggesting an alternative to Cincinnati City Council for handling appointments to the group that he says is simpler and cheaper than a plan proposed by a councilwoman.

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by 02.12.2009
Posted In: City Council, Media, 2009 Election at 04:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Ex-Newscaster May Run for City Council

UPDATE: Laure Quinlivan is suing her former employer, WCPO (Channel 9), in federal court for age and gender discrimination.

ORIGINAL ITEM: The former TV news reporter who headed Channel 9’s I-Team pool of investigators is considering running for Cincinnati City Council, reports say.

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by 01.09.2009
Posted In: 2009 Election, News at 05:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pundit: Blackwell a Bad Fit for RNC Job

Salon.com’s always excellent War Room blog doesn’t think much of Ken Blackwell’s bid to become the Republican National Committee’s next chairman.

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by 01.09.2009
Posted In: City Council, 2009 Election at 05:04 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Six Interviewing To Replace Cranley

Interviews will be held Monday to screen the candidates interested in filling the remainder of John Cranley’s term on Cincinnati City Council. Facing term limits, the longtime Democratic councilman resigned Thursday to ponder the next step in his political career as he works as an attorney.

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