Frederick Douglas Patterson was the first black to manufacture cars, and known for the Greenfield-Patterson automobile of 1915, built in Ohio. A Republican, Patterson served as an annual delegate to the Ohio Republican Party caucus and campaigned for Warren G. Harding in 1920. For his work in the 1920 election, he was rewarded with a position as alternate delegate to the 1924 Republican National Convention.
Donald Trump took time away from his busy Thursday of tweeting and giving a sworn deposition for a lawsuit to personally call about a dozen Ohio Republicans and encourage them to unseat the current state GOP chairman. On Friday, the 66 members of the Ohio Republican Party Central Committee will vote for the next chairperson, and people familiar with the calls told Politico Trump spoke with several committee members and conveyed that they should oust Matt Borges. He also threw his support…
Ohio Tea Party candidate Tom Zawistowski took a drubbing Friday, when the executive committee of the Ohio Republican Party elected Matt Borges, Gov. John Kasich's favorite for the top job of chairman. Tom Z made an impassioned plea for the party establishment to take heed of what the grassroots base wants. A third party effort could be possible if Tea Party activists splinter off to form their political movement. This won't be good for Kasich. It will be good for Democrat Ed FitzGerald.
Last week The Ohio Republican Party reelected their most successful party chairman to a 12th term. After his election, Bob Bennett said he's ready to leave the post as soon as a new leader can be found. Ohio Gov. John Kasich took over the party last year when he forced Kevin DeWine, who apparently wasn't as pro-Kasich as Kasich thought he should be, out of office. Running for reelection in two years, John Kasich will have total control of the Ohio GOP. He may need it, and more, to win.