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Highlights of Democratic debate; take our poll

  • 9:19 pm Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Staff Writer

The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 election is in the record books. The candidates focused on gun violence, Syria, immigration, marijuana legalization, health care and other issues.

Here’s some of the highlights from the AP:

How would they differ from President Obama?

How would their presidencies be different from President Barack Obama’s?

Hillary Rodham Clinton says, “Being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we’ve had up until this point, including President Obama.”

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he would lead a “political revolution” bringing together millions of people to transfer power from large corporations to the working [More]

Former Ohio Democratic Party leader continues criticism of current leadership

  • 6:31 pm Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by Staff Writer

Former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman James Ruvolo said Thursday that Sen. Rob Portman’s “worst nightmare” is that Democrats will nominate 30-year-old P.G. Sittenfeld for the Senate race next year instead of former Gov. Ted Strickland, our Washington reporter Jack Torry reported Thursday after a conference call with Ruvolo.

Ruvolo stepped up his criticism of Ohio Department Chairman David Pepper, charging that he has attempted to “intimidate” Sittenfeld – a Cincinnati city councilman – into ending his primary challenge against Strickland, 73.

“We need candidates who excite people,” Ruvolo said. “Young people like P.G. and (Dayton Mayor) Nan Whaley are what this party [More]