Monday, April 8, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has not taken public stance on the strike, says report.
It seems "unusual" may be the best word to describe U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's appearance at a rally for striking Strongsville teachers last week, according to a recent article in The Plain Dealer. Thomas Sutton, chairman of the political science department at Baldwin-Wallace College, told The Plain Dealer that it is uncommon for "Brown to show this level of solidarity at such a local level, at a local school district strike." Find more Strongsville strike news here. On the other side, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, a Republican who represents Strongsville, has opted to stay out of the strike for a reason. One of Renacci's aides told The Plain Dealer, "he believes it is neither helpful nor productive for a federal representative to insert …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke to Strongsville teachers at a rally early this week.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told a crowd of several hundred teachers and supporters Tuesday he believes both teachers and administrators care about the students in Strongsville. Brown spoke at a rally for Strongsville teachers, who are in the fifth week of striking. Find every story from the Strongsville teachers' strike on Patch's topic page. After the rally, Brown released this statement: "Strongsville students deserve a settlement – now. But a settlement can’t be reached if the two parties aren’t talking. That’s why I joined teachers today – who told me how they want to be back in the classroom – and why I will keep in contact with the School Board. This issue is about fairness for educators and taxpayers alike. But most importantly, this …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The U.S. Senator is slated to appear at City Commons on April 2 to rally alongside Strongsville teachers. Do you support Brown's stance?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Connie Schultz posts "gotcha" exchange from blogger looking for "an expose on journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover."
At a Beachwood event Monday honoring a local World War II veteran with a Purple Heart, Sen. Sherrod Brown joked about the popularity of his wife, former Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz. On the East Side of Cleveland, he said, people don't greet him. They say, "Where's Connie?" But at least one conservative blogger did not know about their marriage. Yesterday, Schultz posted an email exchange with a blogger — whom she did not name — who said that they were working on "an expose on journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover." The blogger had spotted a photo of Schultz hugging Brown and asked her to comment. She responded: I am surprised you did not find a photo of me kissing U.S. Sen…
Republican voters at a rally in Solon say GOP U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel is the polar opposite of his opponent, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and President Barack Obama.
Joy and Lowell Wolfe say they didn't become politically active until Barack Obama was elected to the White House. Since then, the couple from Geauga County has volunteered for Republican causes, including working to repeal the new health care law. They want to kick Obama out of office, and send Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown packing too. They see Brown as walking in lock-step with the president. "When people of Ohio had differences with the president, Sherrod Brown cast his vote with the president," said Lowell Wolfe. Enter Josh Mandel. Mandel is challenging Brown for his Senate seat. Currently Ohio's treasurer, Mandel has energized voters like the Wolfes who make up the Republican base. The Wolfes and roughly 200 other votes came to the …
Monday, July 16, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel to attend a rally Tuesday in Solon hosted by the Southeast Republican Club.
Ohio Treasuer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel is to appear at a rally Tuesday in Solon. The rally, hosted by the Southeast Republican Club, is to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Solon Community Center. Mandel, a Republican, is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. The race is already one of the most contentious of the election season. The rally is open to the public. See the attached PDF for more information. Patch will be there with coverage of the event.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate won't be at Rib Burnoff
State Treasurer Josh Mandel will not bring his campaign for U.S. Senate to Strongsville Thursday. Mandel had been expected to be at the Strongsville Rib Burnoff, but a scheduling conflict will prevent the stop here. The Republican from Beachwood is running against first-term incumbent Sherrod Brown of Avon.