Friday, August 3, 2012
Jim Gray shares his views on jobs, taxes and a hot social issue
After Libertarian vice-presidential candidate Jim Gray addressed supporters at Dean's Greenhouse in Westlake Friday evening, he took some time to expand on some of the issues with Westlake Patch. Check out the video for what he said about how the Libertarian plan to abolish the income tax will help the economy, what he thinks is wrong with Washington and how he and running mate Gary Johnson will change things, and where he stands on gay marriage.
Jim Gray rallies the Libertarian faithful in stop in Westlake
Jim Gray didn't mince words at Friday evening's appearance in Westlake. Devoted Libertarians aren't enough. Not if they want Gray, the Libertarian Party's vice-presidential candidate, and running mate Gary Johnson to win the White House in November. Gray addressed about two dozen people at Dean's Greenhouse in Westlake, the first stop on a campaign swing for him through the midwest this weekend. The serene garden setting was a contrast to the passion in his speech to the crowd. When Gray agreed to join Johnson's campaign, he said, he did so on the condition that they campaign to win. And winning didn't mean moral victories, it meant going toe-to-toe with President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. To do that, Gray said, …
Judge Jim Gray to endorse a gay marriage initiative in Ohio
Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee Jim Gray will make a campaign stop in Westlake Friday evening as part of a midwest swing. Gray will do a fundraiser and meet-and-greet at Dean's Greenhouse, located at 3984 Porter Road in Westlake. This will be Gray's only stop in Northeast Ohio. Gray is running with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson. He served as a trial judge in Orange County, Calif., for 27 years. He served as a defense attorney in the Navy JAG and was a federal prosecutor. Gray is an advocate for reforming drug laws, including regulating marijuana production and consumption similar to how wine is handled. Westlake Patch will be covering tonight's event and will have complete coverage later.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The president makes a bus trip through northern Ohio
President Barack Obama spent Thursday evening in Parma, making a campaign speech as part of a 250-mile campaign swing through Ohio. WEWS has video of the speech at James Day Park in Parma, where he spoke of the economy, his health care plan and hiring more teachers. According to the Plain Dealer, Obama met Natoma Canfield, the Medina woman and cancer survivor who became one of the faces of his push for health care reform, at the Parma event. The visit was part of the president's "Betting on America" bus tour through northern Ohio on the heels of his Supreme Court victory for the Affordable Care Act. Obama made a speech in Maumee, highlighting his 2009 auto industry bailout and said Republican opponent Mitt Romney's experience was with …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Front-runners increase efforts in Ohio as Super Tuesday approaches.
While the Republican presidential candidates crank up their efforts to woo Ohio voters through personal appearances, a new poll shows the two front-runners running neck-and-neck in Ohio just days before the primary election. The NBC News/Marist Poll shows Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, supported by 34 percent of likely GOP primary voters, and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with 32 percent. Romney's and Santorum's campaigns lately have focused on Ohio, where 66 delegates are up for grabs. Santorum appeared at a dinner in Eastlake on Friday and is scheduled to appear in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday evening. The two other candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, lagged far behind …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Winner will face Republican Tony Hocevar in November general election
Woodmere Councilman Azaadjeet Singh will challenge Ohio House Democratic Leader Armond Budish for the District 8 spot March 6. Singh teaches public speaking at Lorain County Community College, owns a local newspaper, Made in USA, and is a laughter and relaxation therapist. Budish, 58, of Beachwood, is an attorney who was elected to the seat in 2006. Tony Hocevar is running unopposed for the Republican nomination in the March 6 primary. District 8 includes parts of Beachwood, East Cleveland, Richmond Heights, South Euclid and Euclid. For a list of the candidates running in Cuyahoga County, click here. More Information: Azaadjeet Singh: Singh4Ohio.vbweb.com Armond Budish: house.state.oh.us/index.php?option=com_displaymembers&task=detail&…
Friday, February 10, 2012
More than 20 candidates spoke about why voters should pick them in the March Primary
Nearly two dozen Cuyahoga County candidates spoke at the Cleveland Heights Community Center Thursday and shared why voters should choose them in the March 6 Primary. The Cleveland Heights Democrats hosted “Candidates Night,” and people running for Cuyahoga County prosecutor, common pleas court judge, juvenile judge and other judicial offices spoke. Candidates had two and half minutes to share what they were running for and why they would be the best person for the job. Five challengers are competing to take over for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, who is not running for re-election this year. Three attended the event, the second opportunity from the Cleveland Heights Democrats for prosecutor candidates to speak to voters in …