“Abortion Is On The Ballot:” The Mess Surrounding Mike DeWine’s Campaign This Week
October 17, 2022
Good Monday afternoon, and welcome back to Mike Check, your weekly source of all the infighting, conspiracy spewing and corruption that’s making headlines in and around Mike DeWine’s campaign and statehouse, courtesy of the Ohio Democratic Party.
Here are some stories you may have missed:
A VERY LAME DUCK. Make no mistake, Mike DeWine will keep his promise to “go as far as we can” to strip Ohioans’ reproductive rights, and according to anti-abortion activists, it’s coming sooner rather than later. The Columbus Dispatch just outlined how anti-abortion activists are working behind the scenes to push Republicans to pass a near-total abortion ban during lame duck session. And they’re confident they have Republican support to do so, with Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonadakis telling the Dispatch: “Based upon my conversations with Huffman and Cupp I am convinced that abortion will be addressed during lame duck.” While Republicans are trying to scrub their long record of attacking women, we know that abortion rights are on the ballot this November.
OF COURSE NOT. With the homestretch of the election in front of us, DeWine is making the stakes of the November crystal clear. When asked if the Ohio Constitution protects the right to an abortion, DeWine responded:“Of course not.” Kind of tells you all you need to know.
DUCKING AND DODGING VOTERS. Mike DeWine knows he’s in trouble with Ohio voters, and that’s exactly why he’s done everything from campaigning on Democratic victories to dodging debates to avoid unscripted moments. He knows he doesn’t have a record to run on and his agenda is out of touch with Ohio voters, which is why he’s also backing out of joint editorial board meetings where he would be forced to defend his record. If he’s so afraid to talk about what he’s done, he doesn’t deserve the job he has.
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