Would The Democratic Party Be Improved If The Leaders Of The Party Were Chosen By Rank Choice Voting?

I always check out Esrati’s website. In his newest post — Why our political candidates generally suck — David advocates that there be a change in the Dayton Charter so that Dayton City Commissioners are elected through rank choice voting. Esrati writes:

“We are starting the 501(c)(4) Reconstructing Dayton to try to bring sanity and better candidates and forms of government to Montgomery County, we’ve just founded a 501(c)(3) The Modern Policy Institute to work on plans and policies to create a system that actually provides us a chance to select from the best and brightest to

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The Mission To Flip OSD-06 — Valiant, But A Failure. We Need A DeBriefing: “What Went Right, What Didn’t, and Why”

Ohio Senate District 06 had a great candidate in Democrat Mark Fogel — a 40 year old graduate of Air Force Academy who served as a jet pilot for the Air Force — and it looked like Fogel had a great chance of flipping this Republican district. Fogel was very qualified, informed, and likable. He ran a good campaign. His Republican opponent, Niraj Antani, in his six years in the Ohio House was famous for extreme views and awful pro-gun and anti-abortion legislation — far out of the mainstream.

Thanks so much to Allison Benford — our President

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It’s October 30 And My Dahlias Are Still Blooming — In Dayton Ohio — But Some Claim That Frost Is Coming

Wow, this might be a record. My dahlia plants are still alive and still producing new flowers here at the end of October. I’m seeing it as a positive sign of something positive.

I was telling a friend on the phone that it’s wonderful and unusual that my dahlias are still blooming and he said, “Yeah, but it’s suppose to frost this weekend.” What kind of a friend says things like that?

I’m cutting the nicer flowers to make bouquets and I’m covering the plants with some tarp and old sheets.

So, yes, some claim that frost is coming.

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K. George Kordalis Put Up $90,000 Of His Own Money To Massively Outspend Susan Solle In Contest For Judgeship

K. George Kordalis

Susan Solle

The pre-election Finance Report, filed October 22, shows that in the contest for Common Pleas Judge, the Republican candidate, K. George Kordalis, loaned his campaign $90,000 and that, by using this money, his campaign outspent Susan Solle’s campaign six to one.

The Report shows that Kordalis spent $91,058 and Solle spent $14,491.

The Report shows that Solle received $27,361 in individual contributions — almost twice the amount that Kordalis received: $15,526.

In order to have the cash needed to massively outspend his opponent, Kordalis loaned his own campaign $90,000.

SEE:

Susan Solle

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In Race For Probate Judge, David Brannon Has $525,000 To Spend — $507,895 Is Family Money — Arvin Miller has $66,500

The Pre-election Campaign Finance Report shows that the Committee to Elect David Brannon raised a total of $524,567. Of this amount, 97% — $507,895 — came from the Brannon family, as loans to the campaign. David Brannon’s Mother, Colleen, provided $377,880 and David, himself, provided $130,000.

The Finance Report shows that the Committee to Elect Arvin Miller raised a total of $66,550. Of this, $15,000 is listed as a loan to the committee from Arvin’s wife, Susan Blasik Miller.

David Brannon and his brother, Douglas, work as lawyers, along with their father, Dwight, in the “Brannon Law Firm.” Their

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