Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An alternative for Ohio voters

25 August 2010

By: Shaun Harkin
Socialist Worker

"Ohio has a socialist candidate for the U.S. Senate this November. Dan La Botz, the veteran socialist activist and author, is running as the Socialist Party candidate because of the urgency of putting forward a political alternative in the midst of the Great Recession and the continued corporate domination of U.S. politics.

Dan is a co-founder of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) and member of the socialist group Solidarity, and he has written extensively on workers' rights in the U.S. and Mexico. Shaun Harkin interviewed him about his campaign and how his candidacy has been received..."

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ohio minority party candidates La Botz, Deaton to petition Brunner to expand Portman/Fisher debate

24 August 2010

By: John Michael Spinelli
Columbus Examiner

"On Monday, La Botz, of Cincinnati, initiated an online petition he's asking supporters to sign that calls for inclusive political debates in Ohio, and that will be sent to Brunner..."

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brunner asked to protect voters' rights to hear all candidates' views

Dan La Botz
Socialist Party candidate for United States Senate (Ohio)
22 August 2010

(Published in the Cincinnati Beacon

"The Ohio Secretary of State has the responsibility to insure fair elections," says La Botz. "So far Jennifer Brunner has done an excellent job to insure that all parties and candidates will appear on the ballot. But, if an election is to be fair, then voters have to be able to hear all of the candidates' views' not just the Republicans and Democrats...."

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Editor's Notebook: Confusion surrounds discussions with hopefuls

22 August 2010

By: Jim Collins
The News-Herald (Serving northern Ohio

"The most noticeable change in the interviews this year is the influx of minor party candidates. Time was, they were all Republicans or Democrats. No longer. This year we have Libertarians, Constitution Party candidates, Green Party candidates and even a Socialist Party candidate running for U.S. Senate.

The latter, Daniel LaBotz, a Spanish teacher who drove all the way up from Cincinnati for the interview, was one of the most articulate candidates we have interviewed in the past 28 years. He didn't persuade me to become a Socialist, but he sure had a grip on his facts. He was very intent, intelligent and single-minded.

Judging by everything I had read, I thought he might favor the Obama health care plan. But one should never take anything for granted. He hates it. Oh well!..."

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End the Wars Now! U.S. Out of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan!

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. Senate (Ohio)

22 August 2010

The United States should at once withdraw its military forces from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The George W. Bush administration launched the war on Iraq in 2003 based on lies that it told to the people of the United States and to the nations of the world. Iraq had nothing to do with the 9-11 terrorist attack nor did it have the weapons of mass destruction that Bush claimed. The U.S. wars on Iraq violated international law, launching a war against another country without provocation and without justification...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Local lawmakers on proposed mosque in NYC

19 August 2010

Cincinnati Enquirer blog,

"Dan La Botz, the Socialist Party candidate for the Senate seat, said the request to build the mosque should be approved..."

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Let's 'Slater'!

A statement by Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. Senate (Ohio)

12 August 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Campaign Interview with Dan La Botz on WORT Radio Show (Audio)

05 August 2010

WORT Radio (Madison, Wisconsin)

Allen Ruff interviews Socialist Party U.S. Senate candidate Dan La Botz about his campaign and the issues, and takes calls from listeners...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ohio Socialist senate candidate LaBotz issues call to 'open up' Portman, Fisher debate

04 August 2010

By: John Michael Spinelli
Toledo Free Press

"Predicting the nation is headed for a double dip recession, one he says will in reality be another Great Depression, LaBotz, who spent a number of his wonder years growing up in California, said the Federal and Ohio State governments need to take dramatic action to keep the bottom from falling out of the economy, notwithstanding the fact that many feel that horse has left the barn. Private sector jobs will continue to go and public sector jobs with them, he laments.

Showing his fiery socialist spirit, LaBotz says Portman, a Republican, would like to cut small business taxes, while Fisher, a Democrat, will support whatever President Obama does or fails to do. To provide jobs now, the be-spectacled, graying Socialist says the Federal government and the State of Ohio must take steps now if people are to find work anytime soon...."

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