* Oh. According to several news reports, Republican Josh Mandel announced his intent to run for the Senate (see Cleveland). Gee. I thought everyone already knew that he was running for the Senate since he has hardly been at his job as Ohio Treasurer and has traveled from one end of the country to the other collecting campaign contributions. The guy has been running for the Senate since a few weeks after he took office as Ohio Treasurer!!!!! Why waste people's time with an uncessary announcement?
* Did you know that Republican Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15th) voted to defund Planned Parenthood? Steve Stivers is another Republican who has gotten involved in a woman's private business. The Big OH Blog:
...During his tenure as a state senator, Steve Stivers (R-Columbus) was a moderate Republican who expressed support for the preventive health care services offered by Planned Parenthood. As a newly-elected member of the U.S. Congress, one of his first votes was to defund Planned Parenthood (Feb. 18, 2011). Congressman Stivers claims to understand the important preventive health care services that Planned Parenthood provides to an uninsured and underinsured population; but, has he turned his back on the women and teens who rely on Planned Parenthood for birth control, annual exams, and life-saving cancer screenings?...
Amazing. Republicans want to do all they can to stop poor women from having health screenings. A recent article in the Plain Dealer shows that nearly 100,000 poor women in Ohio go to Planned Parenthood because they provide ".... lifesaving services such as cancer screenings, breast exams, birth control, sex education and counseling...." Do Republicans like Stivers just want poor women to die?