Paper: Ohio Dem candidate ducked Obama for California trip 

Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, the Democratic nominee for Senate, has been absent for President Obama’s last two public visits to his state. His absence from Obama’s Youngstown appearance last Monday was particularly noteworthy because Obama spent some time criticizing Fisher’s Republican opponent, former Rep. Rob Portman.

So where was Fisher? He pleaded “private meetings” that he could not reschedule. As it turns out, he was raising money in California and visiting family, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. So it all depends on what the definition of the word “private meetings” is.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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