Once again, Northeast
Ohio was front and center in the news last week as the two major party
presidential contenders made visits to area.
visited Lorain County Community College in Elyria on Wednesday
to talk about the importance of job training programs such as those offered at
visited the closed National Gypsum plant in Lorain on Thursday in part to say
that Obama’s job creating policies are not working.
and Obama both know the importance of winning a swing state such as Ohio,
especially as no Republican has ever been elected without winning the state.
that former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum
has left the GOP race, Obama and Romney
will now sharpen their messages to compare and contrast each other.
also has received an endorsement from Gov. John Kasich
, media outlets such as
the Columbus Dispatch reported.
Ohio’s economy continues to improve and the state’s unemployment rate keeps
dropping, it could potentially help not only Kasich improve his standing in the
eyes of Ohioans, but it could also help Obama in his effort to win Ohio.
both Democrats and Republicans will take credit for any improved economic
climate in the state. Kasich will say his policies are working and so will
The campaign for Ralph
Spidalieri, a candidate for Geauga County commissioner, dropped a line to say
that Spidalieri does not plan to seek an appointment by the Geauga County
Republican Party to fill the seat of Commissioner Bill Young, who will retire
effective June 30.
Rather, Spidalieri will continue his campaign for the Nov. 6
election to replace Commissioner Mary Samide, who lost a Republican primary to
Spidalieri in March. Spidalieri faces Democrat Christopher John Lacny in the
The Bolton Republican
Women’s Club based in Lake County invites all interested ladies to attend the
next regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. April 30 at the Lake County
Republican Headquarters in Painesville. The discussion topic will be the “Faux
War on Women: Ann Romney vs. Hilary Rosen.”
purpose is to provide political education, healthy discussion and information
to help advance the principles of the Republican Party.
For candidates and
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n David M. Fiebig
candidate for Lake County commissioner, will host a fundraiser with guest U.S.
, from 5:30 to 7:30 April 30 at Fiebig’s home in
Willoughby Hills. See Joyce Hribar Fiebig
or Dale Fellows
Willoughby Hills Councilman Kevin Malecek
will host his 8th Annual Cinco De Mayo
Party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 3 at Willoughby Hills Community Center. See
Malecek or Nora
Fundraiser for Judy Moran
, candidate for Lake County commissioner, from
5 to 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Croatian Lodge in Eastlake, See Kathy Russo
Fundraiser for Sharon C. Gingerich
, Geauga County Recorder, from 6 to 9
p.m. May 10 at Patterson’s Fruit Farm, Orchard Hills Center in Chester
Township. See Judy
Eleventh District Court of Appeals Court Judge Mary Jane Trapp
have a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the home of Todd and Susan
Petersen in Munson Township. See Mike Apicella
John Arthur Hutchison
Labels: 2012 election, Barack Obama, Geauga County Republican Party, John Kasich, Mary Jane Trapp, Mary Samide, Mitt Romney, Ohio politics, Ralph Spidalieri, Steve LaTourette