Chantelle Lewis

Justin Bibb is the latest curve graded endorsement for Plain Dealer editorial pages director Elizabeth Sullivan and team; and it’s past time for her to resign

CLEVELAND, OH – The Plain Dealer’s “King and Queen-making” publishers, editors and writers need to get out of the candidate endorsement game.  They’ve been curve graded poor at it.  Name an indicted and convicted elected official and behind them is a curve graded Plain Dealer endorsement. Not only have their endorsed candidates been criminally inclined they’ve also been incompetent and harmful in a very overall way to the area’s political elevation, growth and focus.  Behind every “Gary Norton” or “Ed Fitzgerald” or “Jane Campbell” or “James Rokakis” type endorsement is a loss.  In Norton’s case East Cleveland lost its hospital…

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Now a convicted felon, Gary Norton joins the Cleveland Hall of Fame of dirty ex-politicians endorsed by the Plain Dealer

Every duty Gary Norton failed to perform after his mismanagement of East Cleveland's finances caused the city to be placed in fiscal caution, fiscal watch and then fiscal emergency was documented in the state auditor's report as evidence the state attorney general can use to petition for its dissolution.

CLEVELAND, OH – The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com’s editorial board has done a horrible job of endorsing candidates for elected office.  When the newspaper’s endorsed candidates commit crimes in office or demonstrate incompetence its publishers, editors and writers just act like it didn’t happen.  Ignore their ongoing offenses until law enforcement authorities step in. Gary Alexander Norton, Jr. is the latest Plain Dealer endorsed political candidate to be convicted of crimes he didn’t get caught committing until he was out of elected office.  Norton showed up at East Cleveland city hall after voters recalled him in 2016 and offered to…

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