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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Guns 'R Us - pro-gun group announces choices

The Ohio Buckeye Firearms Association has released its endorsements for the up-coming election.

Besides previously mentioning that the pro-gun group has endorsed for re-election Democrats Ted Strickland for governor and Richard Cordray for attorney general, it also has picked its U.S. Senate, State Supreme Court and U.S. House candidates as well as state legislature seats.

Locally, Steve LaTourette gets that nod with an A rating while his opponent - Bill O'Neill isn't even a blip on the group's radar screen. Democrat Jack Space gets the nod, too, and with an A rating as well.

John Husted (R) is picked with an A-plus rating for Secretary of State as is Treasurer candidate Josh Mandel, also a Republican.

In the Supreme Court arena only Republican Maureen O'Conner is endorsed, and that for chief justice.

- Interestingly, Strickland's running mate - Yvette McGee - gets a F While Republican challenger John Kasich - who gets a C rating while HIS running mate - Mary Taylor - gets the A rating.

Oh, yes, U.S. Senate candidate and Republican Rob Portman easily gets the group's nod over Democrat Lee Fisher, a long-time gun control advocate.

In the State House, Democrat Kenny Yuko gets the endorsement with an A rating.

And it's Republican Ron Young (A) over Democrat Mark Schneider.

To the west, Democrat Lorraine Fende picks up the endorsement with her A-minus rating while her Republican challenger Dave Fiebig can do no better than a D rating.

And down in Geauga County it is Tim Grendell all the way with both the endorsement and A-plus rating though Democrat Mary Biggs does get a B rating.

There is no endorsement for the District 10 State Senate seat.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
JFrischkorn@News-herald.com

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't understand picking Strickland / Brown here. John Kasich and Mary Taylor should have been the clear choice for this endorsement. Do your own research before choosing your candidate. www.KasichForOhio.com/2ndAmendment

August 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagine a more unless criterial for picking a candidate than this rating.

August 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM 

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