For The Second Time In A Week, Mike DeWine Tries To Claim Credit for Millions of Dollars He Opposed 

For Immediate Release:
Friday, May 13, 2022

Columbus, OH — In what’s become a theme of the week for the DeWine campaign, Mike DeWine once again tried to claim credit for legislation he opposed. At an event in Columbus this morning, DeWine touted $85 million in American Rescue Plan funding to invest in students interested in working in behavioral healthcare and grow the behavioral health workforce.

The problem? Mike DeWine opposed the American Rescue plan, legislation passed by Democrats that made this funding possible. In fact, in March of 2021, DeWine went on record saying he would have voted against ARPA if he was still in Congress.

“If Mike DeWine had his way, this important investment would never have been possible. We’re grateful to the Ohio Democrats who made this critical funding a reality and once again call on DeWine to find some shame and stop campaigning on Democratic victories for our state,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.

In another example of DeWine’s desperation and hypocrisy earlier this week, DeWine similarly used Ohio law enforcement officers as political pawns when he announced funding for the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab that also was made possible by the American Rescue Plan.