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Thomas E. Brinkman, Jr. (born December 6, 1957) is an American politician and a fiercely conservative Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Cincinnati known as "Dr. No" for his opposition to higher taxes and public spending. Before his election to the Ohio General Assembly, he was active in Cincinnati politics and has been popular among rank-and-file conservatives for his strong pro-life and anti-tax stances. However, Brinkman's reputation is of a principled but iconoclastic man who is ineffective because he is unwilling to compromise and is unpopular among party officials—the state chairman once told the press "Brinkman, in my opinion, is not a very intelligent human being"—because he has frequently challenged the Republican leadership and even endorsed the Democratic candidate for governor in 2002. Brinkman was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress to replace Rob Portman in the Second District of Ohio in the special primary held June 14, 2005, but finished third with one-fifth the vote, losing to Jean Schmidt who ultimately won the seat. Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Ohio has a bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly, consisting a House of Representatives and Senate (the Ohio State Senate), based on its constitution of 1851. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Ohio has a bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly, consisting a House of Representatives and Senate (the Ohio State Senate), based on its constitution of 1851. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Pro-life demonstrators at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2002. ... A tax is an involuntary fee paid by individuals or businesses to a state, or to functional equivalents of a state, including tribes, secessionist movements or revolutionary movements. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Rob Portman speaks on March 17, 2005 at the White House ceremony at which President George W. Bush nominated him to be the next U.S. Trade Representative. ... Ohio Second Congressional District Election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Jean Schmidt Jeannette M. Jean Schmidt née Hoffman (born November 29, 1951) is a politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. ...

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Background

A resident of the Mount Lookout section of Cincinnati, Brinkman graduated from St. Xavier High School and received a B.A. (studying history and political science) from George Washington University in 1979. In 1976, he worked for the Ronald Reagan campaign to win the Republican nomination and the Gerald Ford campaign following Ford's nomination at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City. While a student at GWU, he worked in the office of Senator Bob Dole of Kansas from 1977 to 1979. In 1980, he was a supporter of Congressman John B. Anderson's presidential bid but supported Reagan following the Republican National Convention. From his graduation to 1999 he was Midwest Sales Manager for the Metroweb printing company in Erlanger, Kentucky. From 2001, he has worked in the sales department of the Curry Printing Company of Evendale, Ohio. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The George Washington University (GWU) is a private university in Washington, D.C., founded in 1821 as The Columbian College. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Order: 40th President Vice President: George H.W. Bush Term of office: 20 January 1981 – 20 January 1989 Preceded by: Jimmy Carter Succeeded by: George H.W. Bush Date of birth: 6 February 1911 Place of birth: Tampico, Illinois Date of death: 5 June 2004 Place of death: Bel-Air... Order: 38th President Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller Term of office: August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977 Preceded by: Richard Nixon Succeeded by: Jimmy Carter Date of birth: July 14, 1913 Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska First Lady: Betty Ford Political party: Republican Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Bob Dole Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is best known as a former Republican United States Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... John Bayard Anderson (born February 15, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois and presidential candidate in the 1980 election. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Erlanger is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Evendale is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ...


He and his wife, Cathy F. Brinkman, have six children.


Local politics

Brinkman worked for several Republicans' successful campaigns for Cincinnati City Council: Phil Heimlich, Steve Chabot, Charles Winburn, and Pat DeWine. He also worked for the unsuccessful John Kruse. Steve Chabot (born January 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, representing that states first congressional district, in the Cincinnati area. ... Richard Patrick Pat DeWine is a lawyer and politician of the Republican party who serves as a member of the Hamilton County Commission. ...


In 1999, he founded the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST) [1], which actively opposes tax levies in southwestern Ohio. Brinkman actively worked against many tax levies and bond issues (list). In his Congressional campaign he declared: 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

I have been relentless in my pursuit of lower taxes, reduced spending and elimination of waste in the State of Ohio. No one else in this race has my record of saying "NO" to taxes. Every candidate in this race will tell you that they are "conservative" but when the rubber hits the road, I am the only one with a proven voting record.[2]

Brinkman opposed numerous tax increases. In 1999, he campaigned against Hamilton County's proposed levy to build a new communications system for the fire and police departments. He said the county already had the money. "Commissioners are the ones politicizing the basic issues of public safety. They're putting it on the ballot instead of taking care of it like they should."[3]. Even a tornado in 1999 that showed weaknesses in the current system could change not his mind. [4] 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


When the Hamilton County Commissioners proposed spending $300 million on the Albert Sabin Convention Center in 1999, Brinkman protested. "All of these projects keep on growing, and they're creating a huge tax burden on us. But when the economy goes sour, they will leave a tremendous burden." [5] (When Brinkman went to the state legislature, he voted against legislation to pay for the expansion. [6]) Albert Bruce Sabin (August 26, 1906 - March 3, 1993) is a renowned Polish-American medical researcher who is best-known for having developed the hugely successful oral vaccine for Polio. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


When the City of Cincinnati sued makers of guns, he sued the city. "It just seems to be another wrong-directed lawsuit costing us thousands of dollars," and said the city was violating the Second Amendment and had no standing to sue.[7] Look up Gun in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A gun is a mechanical device that fires projectiles at high velocity, using a propellant such as gun powder or compressed air. ... Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. ...


To the General Assembly

Brinkman defeated the endorsed Republican candidate in the party's primary in 2000 for the 37th District seat in the Ohio House, which was Anderson Township, the Hyde Park and Mount Lookout sections of Cincinnati, and the city of Norwood [8]. A Brinkman supporter was upset by the party's endorsement process: "All we wanted was a free, open process of endorsement, and we didn't get that," said Christopher Finney.[9] In the primary, Steve Adams, the endorsed candidate, received 9,344 votes and Brinkman 11,127. In the November general election he faced Democrat Les Mann, a security guard at General Electric's aircraft engine plant in Evendale who previously had run for Congress against Rob Portman, and Natural Law candidate Jim Donaldson. The vote was 35,245 for Brinkman (66.7%), 2,029 for Donaldson (3.8%), and 15,531 for Mann (29.4%). This article is about the year 2000. ... Anderson Township is a township located in southeastern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Norwood is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... The General Electric Company, or GE, (NYSE: GE) is a multinational technology and services company. ... Evendale is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Rob Portman speaks on March 17, 2005 at the White House ceremony at which President George W. Bush nominated him to be the next U.S. Trade Representative. ... The United States Natural Law Party was a United States political party affiliated with the international Natural Law Party. ...


Brinkman ran for reelection in 2002 to what redistricting had made the 34th District, which included the Mount Washington, the Hyde Park and Mount Lookout sections of Cincinnati, part of Columbia Township, all of Anderson Township, and the municipalities of Fairfax, Newtown and Terrace Park [10]. He faced no opposition in the May 7 primary and was opposed by Democrat David Schaff, a twenty-four-year-old assistant to Hamilton County commissioner Todd Portune in the November 5 general election. Schaff said his opponent was "someone who's spent more time saying what he's against than working for what he's for." Schaff was endorsed by The Cincinnati Post which wrote 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Columbia Township is a township located in eastern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Anderson Township is a township located in southeastern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Fairfax is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Newtown is a village located in southeast Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Terrace Park is a village located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... The Cincinnati Post is an afternoon daily newspaper published in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

Tom Brinkman's opposition to almost everything undercuts his credibility, and does a disservice to both the district and the region. His reflexive opposition to much government spending, his willingness to tolerate a tattered social services safety net, his advocacy of an entirely unregulated concealed carry gun permit system, we submit, are out of step even with such a thoroughly Republican constituency.

In 2004, Brinkman called on Republican voters to cast their ballots for Democrat Tim Hagan over Republican Governor Bob Taft in his reelection bid because of Taft's selection of Jennette Bradley as his running mate; many conservatives felt she was too liberal for the party. [11] The Cincinnati Enquirer's Peter Bronson labeled Brinkman "Kamikaze Tom" for this action. Despite this, Brinkman was easily reelected by a vote of 23,748 to 13,896. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Timothy Hagan (born in 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio), a Democrat, is an American politician of the Ohio Democratic party. ... Bob Taft Robert Alphonso Taft II (born January 8, 1942) has been the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio since 1999. ... Jennette B. Bradley of Columbus, Ohio, is an American politician of the Republican party who currently serves as Ohio State Treasurer. ... The Cincinnati Enquirer is a daily morning newspaper published at Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A kamikaze, a Mitsubishi Zero in this case, about to hit the USS Missouri. ...


His stands in Columbus

When University of Cincinnati law students in 2003 persuaded the General Assembly to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment, which a post-Civil War era legislature had rejected, only one member voted against ratification: Brinkman. [12]. Brinkman told The Enquirer his vote was because of how the amendment has been misused: The University of Cincinnati is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amendment XIV (the Fourteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution is one of the post-Civil War amendments and includes the due process and equal protection clauses (Section 1). ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ...

It's misapplied constantly by the country to get states to do things they don't want to do. Most importantly to me, 45 million babies have been murdered since judges forced Roe v. Wade down the throats of citizens. [13]

Following the repeal of Article XII of the Cincinnati city charter, which forbade the city from passing an ordinance protecting homosexuals from discrimination, the Cincinnati city council approved a hate crime ordinance that included sexual orientation. Brinkman said the ordinance "send[s] the message that you openly approve of homosexuality", citing the Roman Catechism. [14] Brinkman had previously served as treasurer of the committee which opposed repeal of Article XII.[15]. Holding Texas laws criminalizing abortion violated womens Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy. ... A Madonna statue after being defaced by anti-Catholics. ... Sexual orientation is the sex or gender of people who are the focus of a persons amorous or erotic desires, fantasies, and spontaneous feelings, the gender(s) one is primarily oriented towards. ... Since its coining, the term homosexuality has aquired multiple meanings. ... The Catechism of the Council of Trent (or Roman Catechism) differs from other summaries of Christian doctrine for the instruction of the people in two points: it is primarily intended for priests having care of souls (ad parochos), and it enjoyed an authority within the Catholic Church equalled by no...


Brinkman prided himself on his perfect attendance and for coming home to Cincinnati every night from Columbus, but when Columbus Monthly in late 2003 did a survey of legislators, lobbyists, and others working in the State House asking them to rate the members Ohio General Assembly, Brinkman was rated the single worst legislator in the 132 member General Assembly. The magazine said Brinkman was "an uncompromisingly principled man. But he's a terrible, terrible legislator." Those surveyed said ranked him as least knowledgeable, least hardworking, least likeable, least compassionate, and least savvy. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. ...


Reelected in 2004

In 2004, he faced a challenger in the primary, attorney Greg Delev of Anderson Township [16]. Brinkman told the Enquirer "I ran for office when the party wanted to dictate who my state representative was going to be. I couldn't stand for that, so I ran, and I'm proud I did. It's been a frustrating three years as I've watched Governor Taft drive the state off a cliff. But I've been fighting back" and bragged "I'm not owned by the lobbyists, party leadership, anyone." [17] Delev said Brinkman's actions in Columbus had made the district "the laughingstock of the state," but he agreed with Brinkman on most of the issues. The Cincinnati Enquirer said both candidates were "rock-ribbed conservatives who agree on most fiscal and social issues," but endorsed Delev. "The issue here is Brinkman's lack of effectiveness," said the newspaper, echoing the Columbus Monthly article: 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anderson Township is a township located in southeastern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Bob Taft Robert Alphonso Taft II (born January 8, 1942) has been the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio since 1999. ... The Cincinnati Enquirer is a daily morning newspaper published at Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

Few lawmakers are as honest, principled and consistent as Brinkman. But he exhibits those qualities to a fault, coming off as stubborn, ideologically rigid and unwilling to compromise. He's made many enemies in Columbus by refusing to see anyone else's side of things. This has limited his ability to work with others and get things done. [18]

Brinkman won the March 2 primary: 7,113 (63.00%) to 4,178 (37.00%). March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ...


In the general election on November 2 he faced Democrat Glen Miller of Anderson Township, a former history teacher who worked in job training. Miller said ""I think the biggest issue of this race is Tom Brinkman—how he votes and how he's against everything." [19]. The Enquirer, again citing his stubbornness, endorsed Miller. [20], but Brinkman once again won the Republican district: 35,229 (60.04%) to 23,451 (39.96%) November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ...


Brinkman strongly supported concealed carry legislation. "We have a constitutional right to bear arms. Larry Flynt has a right to put out smut and some people may not like that, but it's a right whether we like it or not," he said. [21] [22] [23] Brinkman sponsored legislation to allow ex-cons the right to cut hair. He called "stupid" the policy of the state regulators to deny prisoners who had taken prison-administered barber classes a license upon their release. "I'm for personal responsibility, but people do make mistakes and we should give them a second chance," Brinkman said. [24] A concealed carry is the right to carry a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner. ... Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. ...

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Brinkman also worked to limit state spending just as he had opposed local projects. In 2003, he opposed Governor Bob Taft's "Third Frontier" project and the bond issue on the November ballot as Issue One which would have permitted the state to borrow money to subsidize business's research and development. "Who would have thought a Republican governor would run on this?" Brinkman said. (Issue One was soundly defeated by voters.) [25]. When Taft proposed in 2004 the question once more be submitted to the voters, Brinkman renewed his criticism. "Corporate welfare is corporate welfare. Just because you buy off the manufacturers with more money for them, and you buy off the farmers, doesn't change what it is." [26] He said he would join Democrats in voting against its placement on the November 2005 ballot. Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bob Taft Robert Alphonso Taft II (born January 8, 1942) has been the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio since 1999. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Brinkman in 2004 criticized state spending for Cincinnati's bid to win the 2012 Olympic Games [27] and against legislation in 2004 to give hospitals more money for breast cancer examinations. [28] Later that year, he spearheaded a campaign to repeal the City of Cincinnati property tax. While it did make it to the November ballot, it was rejected by the voters.[29] [30] He was also a supporter of Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell's proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution to limit state spending. [31] In 2005, he was one of only eight Republicans in the Ohio House to vote against the state budget, which raised taxes and increased spending. [32] Previously, he had opposed Governor Taft's proposed personal income tax cut because it would mean higher local property taxes. He also called for funding for public libraries to be maintained. [33] 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city of Ohio. ... // The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every two years and alternating between Summer and Winter Games. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... The Ohio Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the elections in the state of Ohio. ... John Kenneth Blackwell (born February 28, 1948) is an American politician of the Republican party, who currently (as of 2005) serves as the secretary of state for the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Ohio has a bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly, consisting a House of Representatives and Senate (the Ohio State Senate), based on its constitution of 1851. ...


On April 28, 2005, he introduced a bill, House Bill 228, that would ban all abortions. Brinkman acknowledged that the bill was unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade but wanted to use it as a test case to overturn the Roe decision. "We’re just positioning the state for the future," he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Six months before, he successfully passed legislation for Ohio to conduct a study of how the death penalty has been administered in the state. "I'd like to abolish it or have a moratorium, but you've got to start somewhere."[34] April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Holding Texas laws criminalizing abortion violated womens Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, often called a capital offense or a capital crime. ...


Congressional bid

Brinkman ran for Congress in 2005 to replace Rob Portman, announcing his candidacy outside the post office in Anderson Township on April 14 [35]. Brinkman told the press "When I first went to Columbus, I promised my constituents that I would fight for lower taxes, limited government, and to end abortion. I will do the same in Washington." An early poll found Pat DeWine, a member of the Hamilton County Commission and the son of U.S. Senator Mike DeWine, with a significant lead: 42 percent for DeWine, 6 percent for Brinkman.[36] 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Rob Portman speaks on March 17, 2005 at the White House ceremony at which President George W. Bush nominated him to be the next U.S. Trade Representative. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... Anderson Township is a township located in southeastern Hamilton County, Ohio. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... Richard Patrick Pat DeWine is a lawyer and politician of the Republican party who serves as a member of the Hamilton County Commission. ... Michael Richard DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician from Ohio, where he was born and lived until he was elected to the United States Congress. ...


Brinkman had a strong pro-life stance that was criticized by rival candidate Pat DeWine because he also opposed the death penalty. One mailing from DeWine had a large, ominous photograph of a man in a ski mask pointing a gun directly at the viewer. The caption was "Tom Brinkman opposes the death penalty, even for child murderers, cop killers and terrorists who kill Americans." The mailing also stated "Tom Brinkman says he's a conservative but when it comes to the safety of our families, he doesn't stand with us" and that murderers "will get off easy if he casts the deciding vote." DeWine did not note that Brinkman's opposition to the death penalty was rooted in his pro-life beliefs. Automated calls were made by DeWine's campaign featuring Joe Deters, Hamilton County prosecutor. Deters in the recording stated: Richard Patrick Pat DeWine is a lawyer and politician of the Republican party who serves as a member of the Hamilton County Commission. ... Joseph T. Deters is an American politician of the Republican party who currently serves as Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio. ...

In my career when I prosecute the worst of the worst like people who kill children, I believe the only appropriate punishment is the death penalty. Tom Brinkman is against the death penalty even for those vicious killers who prey on our kids, and he's even against the death penalty for terrorists who kill Americans. Our next congressman must go to Washington and fight to remove these murderers from society. Tom Brinkman will work to stop the death penalty just as he's done in Columbus. Pat DeWine believes these people should go. And that's one more reason I support Pat DeWine for Congress.

One of Brinkman's mailings said "Tom Brinkman believes all life is precious and must be protected. He has a 100% pro-life voting record." Brinkman's position was that he was "100% pro-life from conception to natural death."[37] While DeWine also stated his pro-life position, Brinkman noted on his web site "Because of [my] unwavering support of the Right to Life, from conception to natural death, Ohio Right to Life, Cincinnati Right to Life and Family First have again exclusively endorsed my election this year." [38] In an AP article, Brinkman was quoted as putting it more simply, saying he's "pro-life all the way".[39]


Brinkman also complained about Pat DeWine taking advantage of his father's name in raising money, but publicly distancing himself from his father's positions, such Senator DeWine's role in the judicial filibuster compromise in May 2005. "He seems to have no problems riding his father's coattails when it comes to raising money and getting name recognition; he's willing to take all the good from it and none of the bad." [40] In a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to obstruct a particular decision from being taken by using up the time available, typically through an extremely long speech. ...


In one mailing to voters Brinkman did not mince words:

I am sick and tired of watching politicians promise to cut taxes in October—then raise them in March.
I have had it with candidates who campaign against big government and later give in to the money hungry bureaucrats.
I will not tolerate ideologically bent liberals trying to shift our educational focus from English and math to 'safe sex' and homosexual acceptance. [His emphasis]

In another mailing, he declared "He meant what he promised. He promised what he meant. Brinkman is faithful 100%," then gave examples of his record: "100% Against Higher Taxes . . . 100% Committed to Limited Government . . . 100% Pro-life . . . 100% Pro-Second Amendment . . . 100% Attendance Record," the latter referring to his never missing a roll call vote in the Ohio House.


Brinkman was endorsed by the Ohio Taxpayers Association, the Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund, and was the National Right to Work Committee's 2005 state legislator of the year. The Anderson Township Republican Club ranked him "highly qualified".[41] The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed Jean Schmidt, praising her record in the Ohio House, writing of her substantial record. Schmidt, said the Enquirer, "successfully sponsored were remarkable in number and quality for a neophyte lawmaker". The paper contrasted her to Brinkman, who 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Cincinnati Enquirer is a daily morning newspaper published at Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Jean Schmidt Jeannette M. Jean Schmidt née Hoffman (born November 29, 1951) is a politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Ohio has a bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly, consisting a House of Representatives and Senate (the Ohio State Senate), based on its constitution of 1851. ...

has kept close touch with people and has been conscientious in constituent service. We admire the consistency of the principles he operates under. But he has earned a reputation as one of Ohio's least effective legislators, too often an uncompromising, anti-any-tax "no" vote. It's hard to see how he could effectively serve this district.[42]

Brinkman ran well in the June 14 primary but finished third behind former state representative Jean Schmidt with 9,211 (20.3%) of the vote. June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Jean Schmidt Jeannette M. Jean Schmidt née Hoffman (born November 29, 1951) is a politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. ...


See also

Ohio Second Congressional District Election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Voters in Ohio, as in other U.S. states elect a certain number of representatives to the United States House of Representatives. ...

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Tom Brinkman information - Search.com (2786 words)
Brinkman is unpopular among party officials, however – the GOP state chairman once told the press that "Brinkman, in my opinion, is not a very intelligent human being" – because he has frequently challenged the Republican leadership and even endorsed the Democratic candidate for governor in 2002.
Brinkman was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress to replace Rob Portman in the Second District of Ohio in the special primary held June 14, 2005, but finished third with one-fifth the vote, losing to Jean Schmidt who ultimately won the seat.
Brinkman defeated the candidate endorsed by the Republican party in the GOP primary in 2000 for the 37th District seat in the Ohio House, which was Anderson Township, the Hyde Park and Mount Lookout sections of Cincinnati, and the city of Norwood [8].
Tom Brinkman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2787 words)
Brinkman is unpopular among party officials, however – the GOP state chairman once told the press that "Brinkman, in my opinion, is not a very intelligent human being" – because he has frequently challenged the Republican leadership and even endorsed the Democratic candidate for governor in 2002.
Brinkman was a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress to replace Rob Portman in the Second District of Ohio in the special primary held June 14, 2005, but finished third with one-fifth the vote, losing to Jean Schmidt who ultimately won the seat.
Brinkman defeated the candidate endorsed by the Republican party in the GOP primary in 2000 for the 37th District seat in the Ohio House, which was Anderson Township, the Hyde Park and Mount Lookout sections of Cincinnati, and the city of Norwood [8].
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