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Ohio Welcomes You

As of the latest campaign finance filing, one in every five dollars raised by Democratic Gubernatorial candidates came from outside the Buckeye State. In a race that will likely spend more than $50 million through the general election, these amounts may seem...

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Donkey Dollars

In a state where Republicans have controlled the state senate for over 35 years and the speaker’s gavel for 22 of the last 24 years it’s no surprise GOP candidates in Ohio enjoy a significant fundraising advantage. What is, perhaps, a bit more surprising is how...

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Anatomy of an Apology

Anatomy of an Apology:  Video Version I’ve made a lot of mistakes in both my personal and professional life and as such have had to get good at apologizing. Additionally, whether it was when running my own businesses or working with clients, I have consistently...

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Elite Advocates

Highly Trained - Well Equipped - Strategically Deployed   Connecting with policy makers is more difficult than ever. Today’s legislators are less experienced and more ideologically driven than their predecessors. Policy issues are are more complex requiring...

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The Tyranny of MORE!

Every year campaigns cost more. A LOT MORE! Since 1996, spending on congressional and presidential campaigns has increased almost 1,000%. Every year the goal always seems to be the same. MORE! No matter how successful or record-breaking the previous season, the...

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Old Money

In 2018 more than half of all contributions came from individuals 60 and older. As the Boomers settle into their golden years, they remain extremely active contributing to Ohio candidates and campaigns. However, it doesn't appear as though Generation X and the...

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Lone Rangers

Many industry professionals opt to make campaign contributions directly to candidates rather than through their corresponding PAC. We did an analysis of some of the larger PACs out there to see who had the most Lone Rangers in their...