Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Democrats take control of Ohio House

After sixteen years of increasing taxes and spending under Governors Voinovich and Taft, and two more years of ineffectual leadership against the agenda of Ted Strickland, Republican control of the Ohio House of Representatives ended on election day 2008.

House Republican leadership most recently angered conservatives by passing funding for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, refusing even to allow a vote on State Representative Tom Brinkman’s amendment to strip the funding.

“Good riddance,” said COAST Chairman Jason Gloyd. “After more than a decade of deafness on the tax and spending issue under Speakers Larry Householder and Jon Husted they finally got their comeuppance. Our preference would have been for them to reform their ways and hold true to Republican principles, but alas it was not to be.”

Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer story on the hostile takeover here.

"It’s not that the democrats will do any better on taxes and spending,” said Gloyd. “It’s just that they cannot do any worse.”

COAST did not endorse any House Democrat candidates in this year’s election.

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