×

David Skolnick

Did Trump rally help Vance?

Did former President Donald Trump’s rally at Youngstown’s Covelli Centre give a boost to the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican J.D. Vance? Trump criticized U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democratic nominee for the seat, during the event, and had good things to say about Vance. Still, it’s ...

Expect huge crowd for Trump in Youngstown

Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance will have his biggest general election campaign event to date Saturday at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, in the heart of the congressional district represented by Tim Ryan, his Democratic opponent. The location is no coincidence. Vance’s last rally, ...

Uncertainty on ‘independent’

For many years, candidates in Ohio could run as independents even if they were affiliated with a political party. It all came to a halt when Jennifer Brunner, then the secretary of state, issued an advisory on June 4, 2007, to county boards of elections citing Morrison v. Colley, a case in ...

Conservative views cheered at Valley rallies

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent appearance in the Mahoning Valley seemed more to tout his accomplishments or maybe set the stage for a 2024 presidential run than to help the candidacy of J.D. Vance, Republican Senate nominee. That’s not to say the rub from DeSantis at a rally that ...

Frustration fills GOP judge race

The Trumbull County Board of Elections is expected to vote today on whether Republican Sarah Thomas Kovoor is eligible to be a candidate for a Trumbull County Common Pleas Court judicial seat though I suspect it won’t end there. Regardless of what happens, county Republican Party officials ...

Discord plagues Trumbull GOP

The Trumbull County Republican Party has been in a state of flux for nearly a year with resignations from seven party officers. The recent election of new officers has done little to smooth over the divisiveness. By most accounts, Michael Bollas, elected chairman last week, is well liked ...