“Hollow Words,” “Do Your Job” and “Where’s The Beef?:” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week
March 21, 2022
March 21, 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 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:
DO YOUR JOB. Media outlets across Ohio are reporting on the election chaos that has been created by Mike DeWine and Republican members of the redistricting commission who have failed to do their job time and time again and pass fair maps. The redistricting commission first met in August 2021. In the seven months following, DeWine and his fellow Republicans have blown past constitutional deadlines, passed five separate sets of GOP-gerrymandered maps and ignored the directives of Ohio voters and the Ohio Supreme Court in the process. They are solely to blame for the election chaos that has been created by their failure to do their job.
“HOLLOW WORDS.” This weekend, the Columbus Dispatch editorial board took Mike DeWine to task for breaking his promises and putting Ohioans’ lives at risk. The editorial board outlined how DeWine’s cave to the gun lobby will have real consequences for Ohio law enforcement officers and families, putting their safety on the line, all so he can try to stay politically relevant. DeWine is willing to do or say anything to help himself, even if it means breaking his promises and putting Ohioans’ lives in danger in the process.
A HARD PASS. The Ohio Debate Commission now says no debates will be held in the Republican gubernatorial field after Mike DeWine all but said he was too scared to answer questions and face the field primarying him. Meanwhile, Ohioans wait for answers on key issues, including the largest public corruption scandal in state history and DeWine’s refusal to lead and pass fair maps on the redistricting commission.
WHERE’S THE BEEF? At the Ohio Beef Expo this weekend, Joe Blystone accused DeWine of getting in his face, grabbing his shirt and telling Blystone “I’m going to kick your ***” after Blystone allegedly confronted DeWine about ducking the debate. Whether it went down the way Blystone described or not, it’s interesting to see DeWine act tough when surrounded by his security detail, but when it comes to standing up to his own party, he can’t seem to find his spine.
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!