July 8, 2015

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Problems in Middle East spark Graham’s presidential run

CENTRAL, S.C. — Lindsey Graham will formally launch his bid for president in the small South Carolina town where he grew up. His White House ambitions are rooted half a world away in the Middle East. When kicking off his campaign Monday, South Carolina’s senior senator is sure to blast President Barack Obama’s withdrawal of Read More…

May election results unaffected after recount

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Recounts in three tight races from the primary election earlier this month didn’t change the results, according to the Lorain County Board of Elections. Wednesday’s recounts were mandated by state law because the results in the three races were all within 0.5 percent. The most contentious of the races, the Democratic primary Read More…

Jeb Bush’s busy role on boards could become 2016 campaign issue

WASHINGTON — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. Bush returned to corporate America after leaving the governor’s mansion in Read More…

Rick Santorum’s back, and he faces an uphill climb

WASHINGTON — He exceeded the political world’s expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016. An aggressive advocate for conservative family values, the 57-year-old Read More…

Vermont’s Sanders to kick off presidential bid

BURLINGTON, Vt. — For a vocal group of liberals who aren’t satisfied with Hillary Clinton, Vermont’s self-described “democratic socialist” senator isn’t the candidate they want. But Bernie Sanders is the candidate they’re about to get. Already in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders aims to jumpstart his campaign on Tuesday with a kickoff Read More…

Lorain’s Flores loses seat by single vote

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, lost his re-election bid by one vote. Flores was 20 votes ahead of his closest opponent, Ryan Horn, when unofficial results were released Election Day, but after 25 provisional ballots cast in the 2nd Ward were counted this week, Horn managed to pull ahead. Going Read More…

Coin flip gives Abens North Ridgeville 3rd Ward Republican nomination

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Tails it is. A coin flip settled the tied race in the Republican primary for the 3rd Ward North Ridgeville City Council seat in favor of Bruce Abens on Thursday. Abens and fellow Republican Georgia Awig each ended the race with 258 votes, which under state law requires the race to be Read More…

Hillary’s campaign remains low-key despite criticisms

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — During two days of campaigning this week in Iowa, Hillary Clinton didn’t make a formal speech. She answered questions from reporters, but only for five minutes. Pressed by a moderator at her own event to say where she stood on a trade pact that’s dividing her party, she steered clear. It Read More…

Flores to observe ballot count

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, will serve as an official observer today when the Lorain County Board of Elections tabulates provisional ballots from the May 5 primary election. Flores has a personal stake in the results. Although he was in the lead by 20 votes in his re-election bid when Read More…

Democratic executive director quits post

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Cory Shawver has resigned as executive director of the Lorain County Democratic Party. Shawver stepped down this week around the same time he came under fire for an election night Facebook post in which he referred to two successful Lorain City Council candidates as “morons.” But the post regarding Angel Arroyo and Read More…