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Minor Parties Frustrated By Campaign For Governor

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Last year at this time, both the Tea Party and the Libertarian Party of Ohio were planning their options for the 2014 election for governor. Neither wanted Republican John Kasich re-elected, and neither wanted to support Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who had launched his campaign a few months earlier.
8:51AM
August 26, 2014

The campaign troubles of the Democratic candidate for governor have gotten the attention of not just the party faithful, but those who are undecided and frustrated with the major party candidates.

Tea Party Won’t Challenge Kasich In May Primary

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Portgage Tea Party leader Tom Zawistowski, who's become a sort of spokesman for the nationwide Tea Party movement, says they will not present a challenger to Gov. John Kasich in the May Republican primary.
7:26AM
January 31, 2014

An Ohio Tea Party activist says they will not present a challenger for Gov. Kasich in the Republican primary because Tea Party candidates “are put under such scrutiny by the Republican Party.”

Tea Party Leader: Kasich’s “Cronies” Involved In Blog Report

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Tom Zawistowski says "“The people who run (Third Base Politics) are paid by the Republican Party and Kasich Administration or one of their crony capitalist flunkies to work full-time to destroy anyone that says anything about the governor.
8:31AM
January
14, 2014

A top Tea Party leader has some harsh words for a conservative blog after it reported about a possible challenge to Gov. John Kasich in the Republican primary.

Judge Blocks Minor Party Rules From Affecting 2014 Ballot

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8:53AM
January 8, 2014

A federal judge has blocked enforcement of a law that made it harder for minor party candidates to get on the ballot.

Former GOP Congressman Mocks Tea Party In New Ads

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The ad mocks failed Senate candidate including Todd Akin and Christine O'Donnell.
12:39PM
November
8, 2013

Steven LaTourette has left Congress and now runs an organization that backs moderate conservatives.

Political Parties Have Different Take-Aways From Election Results

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The Ohio GOP, the Ohio Democratic Party, and the leader of the Portage County Tea Party all see hopeful messages in this week's election results.
8:33AM
November 8, 2013

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same could be true with this week’s election results.

Tea Party School Board Candidates Could Shape Future Funding

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The Ohio School Board Leadership Council teaches school board candidates how to be more fiscally conservative and cut spending.
8:25AM
November
5, 2013

When Ohioans go to the polls today, they are likely to vote on school board candidates. And this year, there’s a common theme of fiscal responsibility among some Tea Party candidates in various areas of the state. The outcome of the races could change the future spending in some schools.

Minor Party Rules Clear House Despite Objection Of Dems.

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The rules expected to be signed into law by the governor would require minor parties to gather signatures equal to one percent of the vote in the most recent election for governor or president, and that a minor party must get at least two percent of that total vote to qualify for future ballots.
7:31AM
October
31, 2013

A bill that would put new rules on minor party candidates has cleared a major legislative hurdle despite objections from Democrats who call it “The John Kasich Re-election Protection Act.”

Could Blame For Shutdown Hurt Tea Party In 2014 Election?

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Ohio State political science professor Paul Beck says nationwide, there are just 17 so-called “swing districts”, where a Republican representative was elected in a district that also voted for President Obama.
8:41AM
October
15, 2013

As the federal government shutdown drags on, polls are showing that voters are definitely assigning blame to one party or another, and some are already looking ahead to how the shutdown will play in next year’s big election.

Ohio Activists To Rally Against “Obamacare”

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Tea party activists and other Ohio conservatives opposed to "Obamacare" will march outside of one of House Speaker John Boehner's district offices in Troy.
10:32AM
August
27, 2013

Tea party activists and other Ohio conservatives opposed to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will rally against it at one of House Speaker John Boehner’s district offices.