Steve's Blog

Hometown Presence Will be Felt at Beijing Games

This weekend the world tunes in – or if they’re lucky, flies in – for the Olympic Games. Our eyes will be glued to the screen as 41-year-old American Swimmer Dara Torres competes against athletes half her age. And our hopes will be high that this time perennial medal favorite Team USA basketball will capture the gold after falling short in 2004.

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Remembering Tony Snow

I am saddened by today’s passing of Tony Snow, former news commentator, White House Press Secretary, and most importantly a great American. A native Cincinnatian, Tony took on Washington with Midwestern charm, character, class – and humor. His honest critiques of our country’s policies and processes were refreshing and will be widely missed.

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Happy 4th of July

As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend, I’d like to share with you an excerpt from one of President John Adams’ famous letters to his wife, Abigail, about the holiday. On July 3, 1776, just one day before signing the Declaration of Independence, he wrote:

I am apt to believe that [July 4] will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival.

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Football Legend to Make Campaign Stop

I am honored to announce that football legend, Lou Holtz, will be visiting Cincinnati this month to help with my re-election effort.

Coach Holtz recruited me to play football at the College of William and Mary in 1970, and I had the privilege of playing under his leadership during my freshman year.

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