Posts Tagged ‘Zack Space’

OH: 18- Cook Political Report Confirms District No Longer Leans Democratic

September 9th, 2010 Matt View Comments

Voting against ObamaCare might have not been enough to save Zack Space:

Space has gotten away with weak opposition for two cycles in a row, and though GOP state Sen. Bob Gibbs is an improvement, he isn’t Republicans’ ideal candidate. Still, even after Space has leveraged his huge cash advantage to soften up Gibbs on his legislative record during the Taft years, we haven’t seen numbers move in Space’s direction. That’s understandable given this district’s serious Republican lean and Space’s votes with Democratic leadership. Internal polling on both sides has shown Space ahead by single digits but well under 50 percent, and in this climate, that’s not enough of an advantage to justify keeping this race in the Lean Democratic column. Welcome to another district where the NRCC may not even be investing in the race, but the GOP candidate will be competitive anyway.

This confirms what the Politico said earlier this week. If you care to listen, Gibbs will be on Cleveland-native Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Salem channels tonight around 8:20pm.

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Zack Space is So Incompetent, He Can’t Spell his Name Correctly

August 11th, 2010 Matt View Comments

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We Have Healthcare! Rejoice and Be Blad.

March 22nd, 2010 Matt Comments off

Every Ohio Democrat voted in favor, except for Zack Space.

However, Bob Gibbs sent out an email tonight blasting Space:

“Zack Space cast a critical vote early on to set us on this path.  His retreat from his earlier vote does not absolve him from the blame for what will now happen to our economy and to already out of control federal spending.  Voters will hold Zack Space accountable for setting this in motion.  I will make certain of it.”

All young healthy adults like me have to do is to pay a fee (under a $1000) instead of buying insurance… Then when something serious happens, we HAVE to be offered insurance coverage. Don’t spoil my brilliant scam, Bob!

And to keep my plan going, Rep. Stupak was kind enough to cave. We need to cut costs somehow, and we can start by the disposing of the unwanted.

Finally, Mitt Romney and the Heritage Foundation’s vision of a health care mandate can be realized by all.

And for all of you actually responsible enough to buy insurance, your premiums will drop… BY THREE-THOUSAND PERCENT!:

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OH-18: Zack Space had a Good Day Yesterday

February 19th, 2010 Matt Comments off

I love primaries, but 9 candidates? Good grief. The rest of these candidates are long shots, with his entire campaign team leaving what the hell is Fred Dailey doing?:

Beau Bromberg of Newark: Bromberg is the sales manager of the Rent-a-Center in Newark. He also ran for the seat in 2008, losing the primary with 7.6 percent of the vote. He is a member of the Tea Party movement. Bromberg has not yet registered with the FEC.

Fred Dailey of New Philadelphia: Dailey is a former director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and a Vietnam veteran. Space defeated Dailey in 2008 with 60 percent of the vote. Dailey had raised $90,300 as of Dec. 31, the most recent information available from the FEC.

Dave Daubenmire of Bowling Green Township, Licking County: Daubenmire is a former Heath High School football coach and a conservative religious evangelist. His information is not yet listed with the FEC.

Bob Gibbs of Lakeville: Gibbs is serving his first term in the state Senate. He was also a member of the Ohio House from 2003 to 2008. He used to own a swine production farm, retiring in 2004. Gibbs leads in fundraising among Republican candidates, raising $216,096 through Dec. 31, the most recent information available.

Ron Hood of Ashville: Hood is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Hood ran in the primary for the 7th Congressional District in 2008, losing to Steve Austria. (Congressional candidates are not required to live in the district.)

Hombre Michael Liggett of Dover: Liggett has been a pastor for 16 years in Dover. He has registered with the FEC, but has not reported raising any money.

Jeanette Moll of New Concord: Moll is a former magistrate judge and mediator for the Guernsey County Court of Common Pleas. She now practices law out of Zanesville.
Moll ranks second in fundraising among Republicans, having raised $116,226 as of Dec. 31. Moll also ran in 2008, losing to Dailey in the primary with 31 percent.

Michael Royer: Information on Royer was not immediately available.

Helen Haskett Wolfe of Lancaster: This is Wolfe’s first run for public office. She considers herself part of the Tea Party movement, according to The Athens Messenger. She works at the Lancaster Wal-Mart.

I am also curious about Ron Hood, as I hear he is running thanks one well-financed conservative group. I know him and he was a very conservative legislator, but there were only vague rumors he was running until this week.

Regardless, even though it will be a tough reelection campaign considering how out of touch he is with his district, I’m suddenly less optimistic about defeating Space.

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OH-18: Holmes County GOP Endorses Bob Gibbs

February 13th, 2010 Matt View Comments

From the inbox:

(Millersburg) – Republican State Senator Bob Gibbs won the endorsement of the Holmes County Republican Party today in his bid to unseat Zack Space in Ohio’s 18th Congressional District. Holmes is the first county party to endorse in the race.

“I am very pleased that Holmes County has once again recognized Bob’s experience in state government and his enthusiasm in representing Holmes County’s interests in Congress,” said County Republican Chairman Bob Hovis.

Gibbs won over the support of the committee largely by demonstrating his strength and ability to win in the Fall. He told the Committee in his remarks that he had raised over $250,000 in his bid for Congress, more than three times the amount of any other candidate. He has key support among the grassroots, including several County Chairs, the entire Republican delegation to the Ohio House and Senate from the district, and several Ohio Republican members of Congress. He was also lauded by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity for signing the “No Climate Tax Pledge”.

As you can see, the Gibbs campaign will have a lot to say about the “climate tax,” as it relates to how Zack Space’s voted in favor of Cap and Trade when the heart of Ohio’s coal industry existing inside the district.

Considering that Fred Dailey‘s campaign consulting firm and media firm just recently stopped working for him (his campaign manager endorsed Gibbs), I think it is fair to say the conservative Gibbs will be the Republican candidate. (Unless crazy-fringe Coach Dave pulls off an upset!)

Protectionism Blows up in Zack Space and Sherrod Brown’s Faces

December 17th, 2009 Matt Comments off


WASHINGTON — A Chillicothe paper mill is losing millions of dollars in sales after becoming the unintended victim of an international trade fight sparked by the shutdown of a pilot program letting Mexican trucks operate in the United States.

Enough is enough, says Rep. Zack Space, D-Dover, who wrote to Obama administration officials yesterday pleading for “swift action to end Mexico’s imposition of retaliatory tariffs on American products.”

Congress voted to halt the truck program last spring, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was one of the leading congressional critics raising safety questions about the Mexican trucks.

Space was among the large, bipartisan group of lawmakers who favored ending the program. But now, Space, whose district includes Chillicothe, wants the Obama administration to do something about the resulting trade-war fallout. Mexican officials said the trucking initiative was approved under the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement and should have meant full access to the U.S. market years ago, not just a pilot program.

In retaliation for the shutdown of the pilot program, Mexico in March slapped a 10 percent tariff on U.S. imports of carbonless paper, part of $2.4 billion in higher tariffs on U.S. products entering Mexico.

The Chillicothe plant on S. Paint Street, owned by Pennsylvania-based Glatfelter, generates $338 million in annual sales of carbonless paper, about $12 million of that to Mexican customers.

Since the tariff went into effect, Glatfelter’s carbonless paper sales in Mexico have dropped by half, said William Yanavitch, a Glatfelter vice president.

It is fun watching politicians suck up to their union masters. NAFTA, which has been a widely abused program by protectionist politicians like Sherrod Brown and Zack Space- Roughly 55% of Ohio’s exports go to our trading partners in NAFTA: Canada and Mexico. That is higher than the national average of about 35%. And Ohio’s real problem are caused by those screaming the loudest about free-trade, as Ohio is a high-taxed, heavily unionized state without a right-to-work law.

Once politicians start pushing for trade wars on behalf of special interests (while making the costs of the goods you buy more expensive), countries have no other option but to retaliate. I couldn’t be more pleased to see Brown and Space get a taste of their own mercantilist medicine, but it a shame that a profitable, job-creating Chillicothe paper mill has to suffer in the mean time.

OH-18 Zack Space’s Risky Game

November 19th, 2009 Matt Comments off

Gary Andres in the Weekly Standard explains that Rep. Zack Space, who represents a district where Pres. Obama received less than 50% of the vote,  is playing a political risky game by supporting cap-and-trade and ObamaCare.

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Ohio Democrats Not Thrilled With Obama’s Health Care Bill & Abortion Funding

July 24th, 2009 Matt Comments off

Maggie Thurber has quotes from Zack Space, John Boccieri, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Tim Ryan- all of whom have concerns about ObamaCare and could easily lose their next election based on this one issue.

And they are especially divided over the public funding of abortion:

In addition to taxes and cost containment, the Ohio delegation remains divided over abortion funding. Democrats Marcy Kaptur of Toledo and Steve Driehaus of Cincinnati say they would oppose a bill if it used Medicaid to pay for abortions.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, an opponent of abortion rights, floated a possible compromise. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Ryan urged that the final version of the bill “makes clear that no insurance company will be required to pay for an abortion except in extraordinary circumstances.”

And don’t forget Sherrod Brown probably isn’t allowed snuggle up next to Connie Schultz’s award-winning hairy armpits and is still sleeping on the sofa after saying this:

Despite contrasting views on abortion, both U.S. senators from Ohio oppose including abortion coverage in any new federal health care plan, their offices said. Republican George Voinovich opposes abortion as well as government subsidies for covering abortions. Democrat Sherrod Brown backs abortion rights, but notes that current federal insurance programs don’t pay for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother. He says those rules should apply to future federally funded health care programs.

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