August 25, 2016

Press Release: Hillary Clinton Opens Shared Campaign Office With Michael Wager

Solon, OH | Surrogates of the Hillary Clinton Campaign in Northeast Ohio will open their new office space in Solon on Monday. The space, located in the Solon Square shopping plaza, already features the campaign of Congressional candidate Michael Wager. The move is part of a larger coordinated campaign with over 350 active staffers through the Ohio Democratic Party. “Democrats across Northeast Ohio are coming together …

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July 14, 2016

Super PACs and the Burgeoning Culture of Corruption in Federal Elections

Earlier this month, I joined a bi-partisan group of congressional members and candidates in a legal challenge to the corrupting influence of Super PACs in U.S. elections and on the U.S. Congress. We commenced this action before the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against ten Super PACs, both Democratic and Republican, to end unlimited cash contributions to Super PACs and to …

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July 7, 2016

Press Release: Complaint Against Federal Elections Commission and Super PACs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 JULY 2016 MICHAEL WAGER FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION AND SUPER PACS SOLON, OH | Michael Wager, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio’s 14th Congressional District, took legal action on Tuesday to stop unlimited contributions to Super PACs. Wager joined a bipartisan group of elected officials and candidates, Free Speech For …

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July 6, 2016

Endorsement: Ohio Civil Service Employees Association

Michael is proud to have been endorsed by the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association: We are pleased to inform you that the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, AFSCME Local 11 has endorsed your candidacy for Congress in the 2016 General Election this upcoming November 8th. OCSEA represents approximately 30,000 state and local government employees in virtually every county across the …

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March 17, 2016

Michael Wins Big in Democratic Primary in the 14th District; Campaign Headquarters Opened in Solon, Ohio

The results from the the March 15th Ohio Primary Election have been reported and Michael Wager has won the Democratic Primary in the 14th Congressional District of Ohio  defeating former Ashtabula Common Pleas Judge, Alfred Mackey, by  a 67% to 33% margin.  Michael will be the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in a district that includes all …

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March 7, 2016

Michael Wager Calls for Creation of National Infrastructure Investment Bank

Democrat Michael Wager has called upon the U.S. Congress to pursue legislation to create a National Infrastructure Investment Bank. Throughout Michael’s career in business and civic life, he has been a proponent of investment in infrastructure to assure local and regional economic growth as well as readiness for national security challenges. Yet, as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) …

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March 4, 2016

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Endorses Michael Wager

Today, the Editorial Board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and its on-line affiliate, cleveland.com , endorsed Michael Wager, as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in the 14th  District. The Editorial Board wrote: that Wager’s campaign was “passionate, intelligent, issues-oriented”.  They went on to say that “Wager is thoughtful and smart, with a strong background in financial law and civic involvement, …

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March 4, 2016

Wager Speaks About Minimum Wage

In his endorsement interview with the Editorial Board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and its online affiliate, http://www.cleveland.com, Michael spoke about the need to raise the  federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 per hour ($8.10 per hour in Ohio).  Federal minimum wage has not been increased since 2009. While President Obama has used Executive Orders to  bring …

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February 29, 2016

Income Inequality Is The Issue Of Our Time

The core motivation for my public advocacy and this campaign is my concern about the future of American participatory democracy as a result of protracted and worsening income equality. Unjustifiable economic inequality weakens our social cohesion and erodes the American middle class. This is not a necessary consequence of American capitalism. Rather, it is mostly attributable to a federal tax …

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