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Senator Rob Portman (R)
Washington, DC: Phone: 202-224-3353.
Columbus Office: Phone: 614-469-6774
Email: https://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2315
Columbus Office: (614) 469-2083
Email: https://www.brown.senate.gov/contact/email

Rep. Steve Stivers, (R)
Washington, DC Office: 202-225-2015
Lancaster Office: (740) 654-2654
123 South Broad Street Suite 235 Lancaster, OH 43130
Email: http://stivers.house.gov/contact/



Events

Partisan Filing Deadline
Declarations of candidacy for partisan candidates must be filed by 4 p.m. (90 days before primary election)
Feb 7, 2018

Executive Committee Meeting
Our next meeting of the executive committee of the Fairfield County Democrats is Thursday February 15 at 7PM. Meeting is at Headquarters, 118N. Columbus st. in Lancaster.
Event Details  ·  Feb 15, 2018

Voter Registration Deadline
April 9* Deadline for voter registration for May 8 primary election (30 days before primary election)
Apr 9, 2018

2018 Primary Election
Primary Election Day
May 8, 2018

News Articles

Missouri Governor’s Sex Scandal Strategy: Release a 300-Word Tax Plan
Christian Gooden/GettyOn Jan. 10, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens promised his constituents “a detailed, thoughtful, and thorough plan to cut taxes.” One week and one administration-threatening sex scandal later, Greitens released “the boldest state tax reform in America.”It’s 300 words...
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At Last, You Can Build a Nuclear Command Center in Minecraft
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastIf you’ve ever wondered what a nuclear apocalypse looks like from inside the Defense Department’s concrete holy of holies, we can help you out with that now. Sort of. On Thursday, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS)...
News Item  ·  Daily Beast  ·  Jan 19, 2018_  right

Bad Policy for Worse Health: Against Medicaid Work Requirements
Ohio is now considering establishing work requirements for its Medicaid program. The Trump administration took steps last week to make this possible, issuing new guidelines for states. Notably, the new guidelines draw on provisions of the Affordable Care Act that were intended to help states...
News Item  ·  Plunderbund  ·  Jan 15, 2018_  right

Slate News Quiz
Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to test your knowledge of the week’s news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging from politics to business, from culture to sports to science.
News Item  ·  Slate  ·  Jan 19, 2018_  right

The “A House Is Not a Hole” Edition
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Sanjay Gupta: By all standards, Trump has heart disease
CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, said Wednesday that he believes tests reveal that President Trump has heart disease.Gupta said dating back to 2009, Trump started to have "these tests that are a...
News Item  ·  The Hill  ·  Jan 17, 2018_  right

Intel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday night slammed what he described as a "gag order by the White House" following testimony from President Trump's former chief strategist, Stephen Ban...
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Does Donald Trump Want to Be Dictator of the United States?
It began the day he was sworn in, with his vow to end “American carnage”—a direct echo of his autocratic pronouncement when accepting the Republican nomination that “I alone can fix it.” Donald Trump has chipped away at the pillars of democracy ever since. According to a new report...
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Experts Aren’t Too Worried About the Bitcoin Bubble…Yet
Since last fall, cryptocurrency—Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc.—has been making its way into the mainstream. No longer merely the arena of Silicon Valley geeks, it became table talk over Thanksgiving. Some people mortgaged their homes to buy bitcoin. Businesses began talking about...
News Item  ·  Mother Jones Politics  ·  Jan 19, 2018_  right

Open thread for night owls: Dealing with 'truth decay' as U.S. lurches toward autocracy
At The Inquirer, Will Bunch writes—America's '2+2=5 moment' is a scary lurch toward autocracy: To the brilliant 20th-century political thinker, and author of the always-too-relevant 1984, George Orwell, blowing up the fundamental meaning of truth was a bigger threat to humankind than the...
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Hold up there, fella! TSA let Chris Christie know his VIP card had been revoked at Newark Airport
Former (insert noise of joy here) Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is used to VIP treatment. During his time as New Jersey’s top state official, he billed taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars for private helicopter flights, eventually reimbursing taxpayers $54,723.19 in just two years...
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NASA is testing a compact nuclear power system that could be the key for missions to Mars and beyond
NASA has successfully tested components for a nuclear fission system it calls KRUSTY and officials said Thursday that full-power tests planned for March could clear the way for long-duration missions to Mars and other destinations. Developed under the space agency’s Kilopower project, the...
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Steve Bannon Wades Into Russiagate
Bob Dreyfuss Could the ex-Breitbart chief blow the whistle on “Jarvanka”? The post Steve Bannon Wades Into Russiagate appeared first on The Nation.
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Congress Must Censure Donald Trump’s Bigotry
John Nichols Two members of Congress have proposed a necessary accountability move. The post Congress Must Censure Donald Trump’s Bigotry appeared first on The Nation.
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