CityBeat - Election http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-253-1-election.html <![CDATA[The Contender - Will Alison Lundergan Grimes end the 30-year reign of Mitch McConnell?]]>

Before Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes decided to enter Kentucky’s Senate race last summer, the first-term secretary of state had been told to think again. 

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<![CDATA[Q&A With David Pepper - Attorney general candidate on his background, hometown and the run for the state's top lawyer post]]>

CityBeat caught up with the former Cincinnati city councilman and Hamilton County commissioner to discuss his campaign.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: No Endorsement for Ohio Governor - ]]>  What can you say about this year’s governor’s race?
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<![CDATA[CityBeat: David Pepper for Ohio Attorney General - ]]>

 Down the ticket a couple notches, the Democrats have better prospects.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: No Endorsement for Ohio Auditor - ]]>

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s job is to make sure the state’s money is used efficiently and without corruption.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Nina Turner for Ohio Secretary of State - ]]>

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has been really, really busy over the past couple years working to cut down the number of days people in Ohio have to vote.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Connie Pillich for Ohio Treasurer - ]]>

Normally, sketchy business and blatant political opportunism by current Ohio Treasurer Republican Josh Mandel would be enough by themselves to null any inclination CityBeat might have for endorsing him.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: No Endorsement for Ohio's 1st District - ]]>

Even the most experienced Democrat has little chance to take Ohio’s 1st any time soon, bringing some semblance of truth to the absurd “Freedom isn’t free”  post 9/11 bumper sticker.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Simendinger, Driehaus, Bryant for State Representative - ]]>

Ohio’s House of Representatives is a magical place where small-town thinking goes to become statewide law.

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<![CDATA[City Beat: Cecil Thomas for Ohio State Senator - ]]>

Republican Councilman Charlie Winburn wants to represent Ohio’s 9th District, which encompasses most of Cincinnati and leans 70 percent Democratic.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Jim Tarbell for Hamilton County Commissioner - ]]>

CityBeat believes Tarbell is the only candidate who can bring to the role of commissioner a combination of experience and bigger vision that extends beyond the city vs. county politics we’ve seen lately.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Yes on Issue 6 - ]]>

The Family Services and Treatment levy, or FST, funds vital mental health services and drug prevention and treatment services for those currently incarcerated or with criminal records.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Dusty Rhodes for Hamilton County Auditor - ]]> In the past, if you wanted good odds on the outcome of a race, you could put some money on Democrat Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Yes on Issue 1 - ]]>

 Issue 1 is, unfortunately, a necessity for the district, which has suffered over a decade of severe budget cuts at local, state and federal levels.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Yes on Issue 7 - ]]>

The Health and Hospitalization Levy has served as a local safety net for county citizens for generations, and it continues to be one.

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<![CDATA[CityBeat: Yes on Issue 8 - ]]>

Perhaps the most prominent issue of the election, Issue 8 is a proposed five-year sales tax increase for the significant renovation and rehabilitation of Union Terminal. 

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<![CDATA[Which Came First, the Chicken or the Streetcar? - ]]>

Catering to naysayers is somewhat of an election-year tradition in Cincinnati, and no amount of social, economic and development progress will end it anytime soon. Despite our nationally recognized successes in recent years, our estimable river city is still the sum of many parts, a city of neighborhoods, many of which resent investment in urban infrastructure.

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<![CDATA[Holding out Hope - Greg Landsman puts empirically backed ideas at the front of his campaign for council]]>

City Council candidate Greg Landsman acknowledges government can’t do everything, but that isn’t an excuse to quit. To him, it’s a reason to rethink the approach and instead leverage every resource, through public-private partnerships, to solve Cincinnati’s shortcomings.

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<![CDATA[Pull up a Seat - Michelle Dillingham speaks out on consistently overlooked issues ]]>  City Council candidate Michelle Dillingham defines herself as the most vocal advocate for affordable housing policies in the council race — and a look at her personal history helps expla]]> <![CDATA[Being Like Mike - If every local politician were more like Mike Moroski, Cincinnati would be a better place]]>

Cincinnati could stand to have a few more politicians like Mike Moroski. Really, the world could just use a few more people like him, too.

 

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