Frank LaRose Officially Ohio’s Biggest Loser
August 8, 2023
Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Reeves Oyster released the following statement in response to Ohio voters rejecting Frank LaRose at the ballot box today by voting No on State Issue 1:
“Frank LaRose is officially Ohio’s biggest loser.”
Here’s what you need to know about Frank LaRose and State Issue 1:
- LaRose hurt himself by intentionally becoming “the face of” State Issue 1 – an effort designed to help special interests while silencing the Ohioans he’s supposed to be working for.
- LaRose made significant missteps in the process – including sending the wrong ballot language out to voters days before the absentee ballot deadline, sending the wrong election date to poll workers, and admitting that State Issue 1 is “100%” about abortion. LaRose’s mistake “frustrated” Republicans who have said that the messaging around State Issue 1 was “horrific.”
- LaRose has already been criticized by his primary opponents for mishandling State Issue 1 and putting his political ambitions ahead of his job. In a “hail mary pass” last week, LaRose tried to run for cover by pulling his primary opponents closer to State Issue 1 but was not able to escape becoming Ohio’s biggest loser.
- LaRose put “his whole political career on the line” for State Issue 1 – killing his Senate campaign before it even started. LaRose owns Issue 1’s failure, which pundits warned would be a “blow to [his] political capital” that would hurt him and give his opponents more fodder to make him a loser.