Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It took a little longer than we hoped ... Congratulations Jim Renacci!


 It took a move to another district and a hard fought race, but Jim Renacci has unseated Betty Sutton in the 16th Congressional District. Congratulations Jim!

From the Akron Beacon Journal, November 7, 2012:

Renacci beats Sutton in race for the 16th District

"U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci was leading U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton in the hotly contested 16th Congressional District race Tuesday night with about 52 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial election results.

“I am deeply humbled by the opportunity that voters in the 16th District have given me to serve again as their voice in Washington,” Renacci said in a news release..."
I still live in the 13th District. So this particular race didn't impact me directly this year - which is why I chose not to continue to update this blog during election season. However, I take heart in knowing that the people of District 16 were able to evaluate their options and see that Jim Renacci was the candidate who would best represent the region. I'm looking forward to watching Rep. Renacci's progress.

Congratulations on a great race, Jim!






Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Congratulations to Betty Sutton, and kudos to Tom Ganley for running such a great race

I'd like to congratulate Betty Sutton on her election victory, which allowed her to retain her seat representing OH-13 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

I'd also like to compliment Tom Ganley for running such a strong, spirited and honorable race.

Now it's time to look to the future and decide which direction we're heading in America and Northeast Ohio. I hope you'll do this, Betty Sutton, and consider how you can work with the party in power in the House to make our state and our nation a better place.

There will be opportunities for compromise and working together, and I hope you're willing to do this.

What are we expecting from you and Congress in the next two years, Betty Sutton?
  • A balanced budget and a significant reduction in federal spending.
  • Sensible, comprehensive national energy policy.
  • Extension of tax cuts for ALL Americans, including small businesses.
  • A repeal of the unconstitutional and most-costly portions of the health insurance law passed earlier this year.
Please get this done and prove to us that you're really representing Northeast Ohio.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's time. Speak up. Vote. Send Betty Sutton home.

Today's the day folks. It's time to bring new faces and new ideas to Washington.

Betty Sutton faces off today against Tom Ganley in the race to represent the people of Ohio District 13 in the U.S. House Representatives.

As you make your decision in the booth today, please remember:

- America isn't about political parties, R's and D's. We're about good people, hard work and good leaders. Vote your conscience and with your heart.

- Tom Ganley has never run for office before, but he's been in business for more than 40 years, has 2 million satisfied customers, created 5,000 jobs and represents a new direction for Ohio and Washington. He's a husband, father and grandfather and has been a good and charitable citizen of Northeast Ohio for decades.

- Betty Sutton is a career politician, took office in the House in 2007, has voted to increase the national debt by $5 trillion, has accepted $20,000 in campaign donations from Nancy Pelosi and her groups in 2010 and championed Cash For Clunkers. She's voted with Speaker Pelosi on legislation 99 percent of the time and failed to support policies to stop job losses as unemployment has jumped to nearly 10 percent in her district.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. God bless Ohio and God bless America.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Send a message. Send Betty Sutton home.

With less than 24 hours to go before the polls open on November 2, it's time to send a message to our leaders in Washington and to Betty Sutton.

  • We the people are tired of government over-spending and over-taxing.
  • We are tired of wasteful stimulus programs approved by Betty Sutton that help big banks but do nothing for those of use here in Medina, Lorain, Elyria, Barberton, Akron and Cleveland.
  • We don't want leaders like Betty Sutton who vote to allow a government takeover of the health care system, government making our health care decisions for us or imposing fines on us for not complying with the new, unfair law.
  • We're tired of 10 percent unemployment while Congress tells us what a great job they're doing creating jobs.
  • We're tired of supporting leaders like Betty Sutton who take tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Nancy Pelosi and hundreds of thousands of dollars from pro-abortion special interests.
If you're visiting this blog for the first time, be sure to read through my previous posts. They contain background on Betty Sutton's abysmal jobs track record, her votes to increase our national debt by $5 trillion in less than 4 years, her support of wasteful government spending and her loyalty to her boss, Nancy Pelosi.

Please remember all of this when you vote on Tuesday. Your vote can help change the direction of Ohio and of America.

Friday, October 29, 2010

65 percent of Americans want to boot the entire Congress - let's do our part to boot Betty Sutton

Rasmussen released the results of an interesting survey yesterday, which reveals that 65 percent of all Americans favor getting rid of the entire Congress.

This isn't a shock to those of us who have been voicing concerns for years about a growing national debt and leaders who ignore the wishes of the people they were elected to represent.

Even more telling, 60 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable impression of our own Betty Sutton's boss, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi took over as Speaker at the same time Betty Sutton first took office in 2007. Since then, Betty Sutton has voted with Pelosi 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME. That's quite a track record, when you consider that those votes have enabled a government takeover of health care, a $5 trillion run-up in the national debt (total is now $13.6 trillion) and a government seizure of assets of automakers GM and Chrysler.

And remember, as I've reported in this blog before, Nancy Pelosi is funding Betty Sutton's campaign. Pelosi and her groups have funneled piles of cash ($20,000 so far) to Sutton and her campaign in 2010.

In four days, you'll get to voice your opinion on Nancy Pelosi, Betty Sutton and our out-of-control Congress.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting out and voting is the key to defeating Betty Sutton

Today's article in The Plain Dealer focuses on the final push by candidates all over Northeast Ohio to win over the hearts and minds of voters.

It touches on the Ganley-Sutton race. As Betty Sutton herself notes, "It's going to be key at the end of the day to make sure that people exercise their right to vote and the power they have in that vote."

Never were truer words spoken.

The key to this election and defeating Sutton is to get to the polls on Tuesday and vote. This could be a close one, and every single last ballot is going to matter.

You can do your part not only by voting, but by encouraging your friends, neighbors, children, parents and coworkers to cast a vote for their future.

Remind them that:
  • The national debt has ballooned by $5 trillion since Betty Sutton took office and her boss Nancy Pelosi became speaker in 2007. This is the fastest and largest increase in our debt in history.
  • Sutton's campaign is funded by Nancy Pelosi and her groups to the tune of $20,000.
  • Unemployment has skyrocketed in Northeast Ohio under Betty Sutton's watch.
  • The facts show Cash For Clunkers was a FAILURE and a waste of tax dollars.
  • Most voters are opposed to the federal government's takeover of health care, which Betty Sutton supported and helped pass.
  • Sutton's deciding vote allowed the House to adjourn and hit the campaign trail in September, without passing a federal budget and without extending tax cuts for middle class and working Americans.

It might seem unlikely that spreading these messages and urging your friends to vote will have any impact on an election. But imagine if you could get just one person who would otherwise stay home to instead come out and cast a vote against Betty Sutton and for Tom Ganley? Now imagine what would happen if everyone did the same thing.

Your voice and vote can and WILL make a difference. I know this first-hand. Thousands of Ohioans have visited this web site and I've received emails of support throughout the campaign. Even Betty Sutton's staff keeps tabs on this web site (really! they read these posts just like you do!) because they know the power of the voice of the people.

Exercise that power that you have. Get out and vote. Urge your friends to vote. Let's be the force that brings change to Washington and to America.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tom Ganley takes business approach to governing

Who do you want to represent your interests in Congress for the next two years? A career politician like Betty Sutton who will take a political approach to government? Or a businessman like Tom Ganley, who stated at the Akron Press Club yesterday that he will take a business approach to leading?

So far, Sutton's politics as usual approach has gotten us 10 percent unemployment, a massive run-up in the national debt unlike any seen in our country's history, a government takeover of our health care decisions and a divided and distrustful America.

Tom Ganley has never run for office before, and that's a good thing. He's devoted his life to building his car dealership network, creating more than 5,000 jobs in the process and generating millions of dollars in tax revenue for the communities he serves. He's advocating a cutback in federal spending (which is something Sutton seems to have no interest in doing) and wants to help undo some of the damage the present Congress and administration have done in the last two years.

What does Northeast Ohio need more than anything right now? JOBS.
Who has a lifetime of experience creating jobs and running a profitable business? GANLEY.
Who has a lifetime of experience running for office, collecting a fat government paycheck and spending other people's tax dollars? SUTTON.

In six days, we'll have the opportunity to take our pick of who we think is the best leader for Northeast Ohio.