ICYMI: Expect a “Bloody Fight” in #OHSEN Republican Primary
May 25, 2023
In case you missed it, outlets across the state are taking note of the “bloody fight” ahead for Ohio’s Senate seat.
The “family fight” in Ohio has already been called one of the “messiest, “most expensive” and “bruising” primary battles in the country. As more politicians and outside groups get involved – escalating infighting and throwing more gasoline on the fire – it is only going to get nastier from here.
“The politicians in this race are more interested in attacking one another than focusing on the issues that matter most to Ohioans. No matter who emerges from this bloody fight, it’s clear they will be bruised, battered, and out of touch with Ohioans’ values,” said Reeves Oyster, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.
Read more below from the Chronicle Telegram and WVXU:
Chronicle Telegram: GOP Senate Primary Will Be A Fight
May 24, 2023
- Anyway, it’s doubtful that Vance’s endorsement will be enough to head off another bruising GOP primary.
- The GOP field is anything but settled. Thus far, Moreno and state Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, are the only candidates who’ve formally entered the race.
- [The primary] also could turn into a proxy battle in the GOP’s presidential nominating contest, which could complicate things.
- Brown, by comparison, is a formidable incumbent and the last Democrat to win a statewide election in Ohio in a long time, other than three state Supreme Court justices who ran party labels weren’t used in races for the high court.
- The race between Brown and whichever Republican emerges victorious from the primary is widely considered a toss-up.
- Like the GOP primary, it will be a bloody fight.
WVXU: Analysis: Why did J.D. Vance Endorse Bernie Moreno So Early?
May 24, 2023
- Vance, elected last fall, says he wants his party to avoid the nasty, expensive and sometimes out-of-control GOP Senate primary he and five other candidates waged last spring.
- What Moreno wants is to clear the field. Right now, he and State Sen. Matt Dolan of suburban Cleveland are the only two announced candidates for the nomination.
- Dolan, too, was a candidate in last year’s GOP Senate primary…In the 2022 primary, he was the only candidate to not join in the groveling for Trump’s endorsement. And he won’t do it in the 2024 race either.
- Moreno, of course, will go to Trump on bended knee.
- Complicating Moreno’s life right now is the fact that, as of today, we don’t even know who is going to run, much less win.
- The Club for Growth could not only use its vast network to help Davidson raise millions for his campaign, it could also spend its own millions clobbering Moreno and anyone else who would stand in the way of Davidson getting the nomination.
- So too is the idea that Davidson, an ex-Army Ranger, is going to be deterred by a Vance endorsement. If the man decides he wants to run, he will.