“December 18, 2018,” “Dear Jon,” “DeWine’s Divide” and “A Serious Contender?” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week
December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021
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 the Republican governor’s race and Mike DeWine’s statehouse, courtesy of the Ohio Democratic Party.
As the gubernatorial race heats up, Republicans are in disarray with Mike DeWine’s popularity dropping by the day, facing attacks both inside and outside of the Republican Party, and having to answer for the largest public corruption scandal in state history. It’s hard to keep up with all of the corruption and mess surrounding Mike DeWine and the GOP gubernatorial primary, so here are some stories you may have missed:
DECEMBER 18, 2018. Last week, additional texts released through court records show Sam Randazzo texted with top-level FirstEnergy executives laying out the cost of the bribe he was about to receive on the same night those executives had dinner with Mike DeWine, raising further questions about what DeWine knew and when about the largest public corruption scandal in state history. Read more below:
DEAR JON. DeWine wasn’t the only one listed in court documents related to the HB 6 scandal, his Lt. Governor Jon Husted was also named as likely having “knowledge of the underlying factual allegations” of the HB6 scandal. It’s almost as if these guys have something to hide and don’t want to share it with Ohio voters for some reason.
NOT WINNING ANY POPULARITY CONTESTS. An unruly session of the Ohio GOP Executive Committee had to be ended early last week after Republicans vocally opposed to Mike DeWine took over the meeting. Members of the committee were calling on the party to push through a number of anti-DeWine measures, including calling for a refund of party money donated to Mike DeWine. It’s the latest drama among Republicans who are increasingly refusing to support their own sitting governor, a bad sign for Mike DeWine as he tries desperately to placate his Republican base amid a nasty primary campaign.
AND…ACTION? The Republican gubernatorial primary just got a whole lot messier with Jim Renacci’s announcement of movie producer Joe Knopp (?) as his running mate. Knopp, a political unknown, introduced himself to Ohio voters by going straight on the attack against Mike DeWine, attacks that will do DeWine no favors with the Republican base that is increasingly turning away from him.
Thanks for catching up with us, that’s all the Mike Check we’ve got for this week. If you have questions my email is [email protected]. Have a great week!