The Republicans at the head of state government say they hope to remain on the job after 2014. The governor, state auditor, treasurer, attorney general and secretary of state have all indicated they plan to run again. And they have significant campaign cash on hand already.
A federal judge has denied a request to immediately reinstate two Democratic Montgomery County Board of Elections officials fired by Ohio's Republican Secretary of State. Walter Rice says Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie failed to identify that a fundamental right had been violated by their removal. Secretary of State Jon Husted accused them of violating state law by voting to approve weekend early voting hours. The two say they wanted to make the voting process as open as possible.
Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two Democratic Montgomery County Board of Elections officials who claim he unjustly fired them in August.
A Federal judge has denied a request by Secretary of State Jon Husted to stay the court's order to restore early voting on the final weekend and Monday before the November election while the state appeals.