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  • Epilogue

    By on November 12, 2016

    I did not win the election. But then again I wasn’t expected to. I am not so bothered by the results of my race as I am by the total collapse of the Democratic Party in this election. So many hopes and dreams. I don’t even know how to describe my reaction to the reality of a Trump Presidency. Incredulous,

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  • Law Enforcement

    By on October 25, 2016

    In 1968 Richard Nixon famously said that this is a “Nation of Laws”.  But this is not a “Nation of Laws”.  This is a nation of PEOPLE endowed with inalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The laws exist only to ensure that those rights are protected. When the effect of a law is to threaten the

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  • Crunch Time

    By on October 5, 2016

    Less than five weeks until the election. It is pretty clear that everyone will be happy when the campaigns are over. The presidential campaign has been particularly toxic with two candidates that are highly unpopular. So for me, it has been an interesting foray into politics.  The other candidate in my race, Jim Hughes, and I have kept it civil and

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  • On The Big Stage

    By on September 12, 2016

    I had an opportunity last week to speak on the steps of the Statehouse with TV cameras and reporters in attendance. It was a nerve-wracking experience. Probably even more so for my campaign manager who has seen me bomb more than once. I told Fred Strahorn, the house minority leader, that I wanted to talk about jobs but I had not

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  • Women’s Rights And The Ohio Legislature

    By on September 6, 2016

    In 2011 Jim Hughes voted in support of a bill, House Bill 79, that prohibited qualified health plans from covering “non-therapeutic” abortions. The argument for the bill is that since these plans are offered under the Affordable Care Act that they are taxpayer-supported and that taxpayers should not be forced to pay for abortions if it violates their conscience. Arguments

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