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Eric Kearney

Kearney leaves Democratic ticket

Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, D-Cincinnati, is off the Democratic ticket for 2014, multiple Ohio newspapers are reporting. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald told The Columbus Dispatch that Kearney, FitzGerald's running mate, had quit the ticket after the ...

State Rep. Bob Hagan blasts U.S. Sen. Rob Portman for gun control vote, pledges to challenge him in...

" Eric Kearney, the Ohio Senate minority leader, quickly chimed in on Twitter. "Run Bobby Run," Kearney wrote. Portman is not up for re-election until 2016. There has been some speculation that he could face a primary challenge from the right because of his recent reversal in ...

Republican law would punish Ohio colleges for helping students vote

Democratic Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney told the Enquirer that Republicans’ real intent is to nullify an important constituency which helped President Barack Obama carry Ohio in the 2008 election against former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). “They’re somehow trying to thwart the ...

Voting in NE Ohio starts with a rush: editorial

To get ready for the big day, state Democrats expanded a "Sleep Out the Vote" campaign begun about four years ago in Cincinnati by Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, to sprout tents and poncho liners outside county election boards in Cleveland, Youngstown, Columbus and Toledo. ...

FitzGerald picks SW Ohio senator as running mate

FILE - This file photo made Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio, shows Democratic Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney commenting after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the Sate address. Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald has picked Kearney as his running ...

'Worst rollout of the year?' Washington Post ponders FitzGerald-Kearney: Ohio Politics Roundup

But it does have all the Eric Kearney news you need to know. Ed FitzGerald's campaign for governor is generating some national buzz, just as he surely hoped it would after picking Eric Kearney, a running mate known for his friendship with and fundraising for President Barack ...

Editorial Board Roundtable: Eric Kearney and the governor's race

Ohio Democratic Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney speaks at a rally in Cincinnati Nov. 21 after Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald, left, introduced him as his running mate in the 2014 elections. (Al Behrman, Associated Press) Eric Kearney, the youthful-looking ...

Kearney pick heaps scrutiny on Ed FitzGerald's campaign for governor: Ohio Politics Roundup

Previously on the Eric Kearney Rollout, tax issues resurfaced against the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. Today's Ohio Politics Roundup catches you up with the additional money problems and political fallout that emerged over Thanksgiving break. Here's the headline Democrats ...

More money problems for Eric Kearney, Ed FitzGerald's candidate for lieutenant governor

More money problems for Eric Kearney, Ed FitzGerald's candidate for lieutenant governor Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald, left, introduces running mate Eric Kearney at an event last week in Cincinnati. It's been a bumpy ride for Kearney, the Ohio Senate's ...

Eric Kearney, Ed FitzGerald's candidate for lieutenant governor, owes thousands of dollars in unpai...

Eric Kearney, Ed FitzGerald's candidate for lieutenant governor, owes thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, left, introduces his running mate for lieutenant governor, Eric Kearney, to reporters Friday after a campaign stop at the Laborers ...

COLUMBUS, Ohio: Dem reassures backers in race for Ohio governor

In an email to campaign backers, FitzGerald emphasized his "enormous respect" for state Sen. Eric Kearney, the leader of Ohio Senate Democrats and a top Ohio campaign fundraiser for President Barack Obama. Kearney left the ticket Tuesday under mounting pressure over more than ...

Gov. John Kasich avoiding the 'F' word as 2014 campaign intensifies: Ohio Politics Roundup

Meanwhile, tax talk is the focus as Eric Kearney's rollout continues. Here's today's Ohio Politics Roundup. So much is ahead of schedule in this statewide campaign cycle. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald formally announced his candidacy for governor seven months ago. And by that ...

The John Kasich-Chris Christie bromance, the coining of KasichCare, the rise of Joe Schiavoni and m...

FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, launched a two-day barnstorming tour Thursday with newly picked running mate Eric Kearney. The Democratic ticket campaigned together in Kearney's hometown of Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo. Republicans seem to be countering the media ...

Who is Ed FitzGerald's running mate? Choice made on lieutenant governor, sources say

The identity of the lieutenant governor hopeful remains a mystery, but recent speculation has focused on Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney, a Cincinnati lawmaker who would offer geographic and racial balance. "Ed left me a voice mail last night; I think it was a courtesy call," ...

Republicans blame Ed FitzGerald for region's job losses, lieutenant governor speculation gains stea...

At the time I reported that chatter was focused on Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney of Cincinnati, Ohio House Minority Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard, State Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati and State Sen. Lou Gentile of Steubenville. Kearney also makes Vardon's list. Since my ...

Who does Ed FitzGerald want as his lieutenant governor? Here are 4 early possibilities

Others include Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney and State Rep. Alicia Reece, both of Cincinnati, and State Sen. Lou Gentile of Steubenville. Nick Buis, FitzGerald's campaign manager, declined to comment on the search. Balance is key in such decisions. Strong contenders for the ...

Ohio House, act now on pension reform: Thomas E. Niehaus and Eric H. Kearney

The Ohio Senate recently passed five landmark pension reform bills designed to provide greater retirement stability for more than 1.7 million Ohioans. Some have questioned the timing of our action, so we thought an analogy might help. Imagine facing a serious health problem that continues to ...

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients is Fiscally Responsible

Despite Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney's statements to the contrary, welfare drug testing does not criminalize the poor. Kearney was equally incorrect when stating during the newspaper interview that drug testing welfare recipients in the proposed three-county pilot program ...

The Morning Plum: Onward to Ohio

“The number one thing is the auto bailout,” said Eric Kearney, a Democrat from Cincinnati and minority leader in the Ohio Senate. “Ohio is the second-largest auto producer in this country. We rely on that. It’s a substantial portion of our economy. The first thing Mitt Romney says, and ...

The story behind Ed FitzGerald's struggle to win endorsements from black political leaders: Analysi...

Several black officeholders have been rumored to be in the mix, including Cincinnati’s Eric Kearney, the Democratic leader in the Ohio Senate. An announcement is expected soon. But it remains worth asking: How did FitzGerald earn Stokes’ support? Stokes declined to answer when posed that ...

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