Ohio Republican State Central Committee

Common Core must go – Primary votes needed on State Central Committee

Ohio Republican State Central CommitteeCommon Core is a problem that has plagued Ohio’s education system since 2010. Parents and teachers all over the Buckeye State have been fighting to remove the Common Core State Standards from our children’s schools. The Republicans in the Ohio House and Senate and Governor Kasich have refused to address Common Core. In the case of Governor Kasich, he has defended it.

This is a frustrating issue that must be addressed. Republicans are supposed to be for a Constitutional government with the control of education in the hands of local school districts, not supporting a top-down education model.

The Ohio Republican Party has not addressed Common Core – they could address it, but they have refused. The Republican National Committee addressed Common Core in a well-written resolution in 2013. See the text below.

It’s time for the Ohio Republican Party to stand on Principle. We need to replace the current members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee with people that will stand up against Common Core – people that will pass the RNC resolution and expect politicians to act to remove Common Core.

To achieve this goal, we need a change at the ballot box. We need new members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee. Everyone in Ohio has the chance to vote on their State Central Committee man and woman during the March 15 primary.

It will take some research – these are the challengers. You are starting to get mail from the incumbents. They have the money to do a lot of mailings, but this will only work if you don’t do your research.

Common Core is too big of an issue to stand for the status quo. Find the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee members for your district on the map below. It’s time to find the leadership needed to stand against Common Core. Find your candidates now.

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Republican National Committee Resolution on Common Core Spring 2013

“Resolved, the Republican National Committee, as stated in the 2012 Republican Party Platform, “does not believe in a one size fits all approach to education and supports providing broad education choices to parents and children at the State and local level,” (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p.35), which is best based on a free market approach to education for students to achieve individual excellence; and be it further

Resolved, the Republican National Committee recognizes the CCSS for what it is– an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived “normal;” and be it further

Resolved, that the Republican National Committee rejects the collection of personal student data for any non-educational purpose without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, and that it rejects the sharing of such personal data, without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, with any person or entity other than schools or education agencies within the state; and be it finally

Resolved, that the 2012 Republican Party Platform specifically states the need to repeal the numerous federal regulations which interfere with State and local control of public schools, (Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p. 36); and therefore, the Republican National Committee rejects this CCSS plan which creates and fits the country with a nationwide straitjacket on academic freedom and achievement.”

State Central Committee

State Central Committee – Most important vote in the primary

State Central Committee

Click on the map to find the State Central Committee candidates in your district

The most important vote you will make in the primary is not for President, it is for State Central Committee. State Central Committee is the Governing body of the political parties.  If you are a Republican, this group of people are the standard-bearers of Republican principles – or lack of principles.  In recent years, Republicans in Ohio have stood for Common Core, Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, tax increases and increased spending.

The State Central Committee, instead of censuring these Republicans for not standing for Republican principles, they endorsed them. This group of people also endorsed Governor Kasich for President of the United States.

This March you have the opportunity to replace the members of the State Central Committee with conservatives that will stand for the principles of the Constitution. Candidates all over the state have stepped forward and put their name on the ballot – the rest is up to you, you need to vote.

Click on the map below to find your candidates.  You get to vote for a man and a woman in your district. Make sure you know your candidates and please share this map with everyone you know.

This election will not just determine the next Presidential candidate, it will also determine Ohio’s future.


GOP Debate Poll: 81% Unhappy with Party Leadership

Here are the results of our statewide 2nd GOP Presidential Debate survey.

Which candidate do you think won the debate?


Carly Fiorina  36.9%
Donald Trump  17.8%
Marco Rubio  14.2%
Ted Cruz  8.6%
Ben Carson  7.5%
John Kasich  6.1%
Rand Paul  3.1%
Chris Christie  2.4%
Mike Huckabee  1.8%
Jeb Bush  1.2%
Scott Walker  0.4%

Which candidate did better than you expected?


Carly Fiorina  25.4%
Chris Christie  19.1%
Marco Rubio  16.7%
Ben Carson  6.9%
John Kasich  6.4%
Donald Trump  6.2%
Jeb Bush  5.9%
Mike Huckabee  4.4%
Ted Cruz  3.8%
Rand Paul  3.3%
Scott Walker  1.9%

Which candidate did worse than you expected?


Donald Trump  26.1%
Ben Carson  14.0%
John Kasich  13.4%
Jeb Bush  12.8%
Rand Paul  11.7%
Scott Walker  8.3%
Ted Cruz  4.4%
Carly Fiorina  3.4%
Mike Huckabee  2.9%
Chris Christie  1.9%
Marco Rubio  1.2%

Which candidate do you currently support?


Donald Trump  21.8%
Ben Carson  16.4%
Ted Cruz  15.8%
Carly Fiorina  14.1%
Marco Rubio  11.4%
John Kasich  9.3%
Rand Paul  4.4%
Mike Huckabee  2.2%
Scott Walker  1.9%
Chris Christie  1.4%
Jeb Bush  1.3%

Did you change which candidate you are supporting after the debate?


Which major party do you typically lean toward?


Republican  73.7%
Democratic  8.5%
Libertarian  5.0%
Non-Partisan  10.4%
Other  2.3%

In general, are you happy with your party’s leadership?


1,512 people participated in our poll.


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John Kasich just broke from his party on Obamacare.  Or did he? – From the Washington Post. Governor Kasich makes waves on his position with Obamacare.  Has to defend his position on Medicaid expansion here in Ohio.   “The opposition to [Obamacare] was really either political or ideological,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) told the Associated Press earlier this month. “I don’t think that holds water against real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people’s lives.” He also summarily dismissed the idea that a Republican-controlled Senate would repeal the program. “That’s not gonna happen.”

Good year for OhioObamacare puts 400,000 Ohioans on Medicaid – From Ohio Watchdog.  Data on Governor Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion. “Prior to the Obamacare expansion, Medicaid was restricted to the elderly, physically disabled, pregnant women, children and low-income parents…. 90 percent of uninsured Ohioans newly eligible for Medicaid would be able-bodied adults without dependent children…. Ohio’s Obamacare expansion ran $63.7 million over budget from July to September. Obamacare expansion in Ohio cost more than $250 million in September alone, and has set federal taxpayers back $1.7 billion since January.”

Yes, you do have a vote on Common Core – From the Cincinnati Enquirer. The election for the State Board of Education is very important this November.  Make sure you go to the voting booth informed.  You have a chance to vote for a candidate that will get rid of Common Core.

James O’Keefe strikes again – From National Review.  Video presents evidence of voter fraud. The video of O’Keefe’s encounters with other operatives is equally disturbing.  He has a conversation with Greenpeace employee Christina Topping, and suggests he might have access to unused ballots from people who have recently moved out of college fraternity houses. “I mean it is putting the votes to good use,” she responds. “So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.”

Ohio Citizens PAC endorsements – A list of liberty minded candidates for the November election.  Printable election guide.

Proposed Ohio cell phone law raises many questions – by Maggie Thurber for Ohio Watchdog. A bill introduced by Rep. Rex Damschroder, R-Fremont, would prohibit the use of any electronic wireless device when in a construction zone during actual work hours.  It would also make it illegal to use such devices in a school zone during hours when children are present — and that includes when they are at recess, not just during opening and closing times.

Union takes mandatory dues, calls Walmart owner robbers – Jason Hart for Ohio Watchdog. Accusing Walmart’s owners of “robbing America,” a labor union fueled by workers’ mandatory dues led protests recently demanding full-time hours and $15 hourly wages for the mega-retailer’s employees.