ICYMI: Sandusky Register: ‘Candidates Fight over Trump’
June 23, 2021
#OHSen GOP Candidates Continue to Make the Race All about Trump While Leaving Ohio Voters Behind
Columbus, OH — In case you missed it, the Sandusky Register yesterday reported on the ongoing infighting among GOP Senate candidates this week ahead of Trump’s visit, with the candidates focused only on Trump and what he might do, rather than the interests of the Ohio voters they claim to want to represent. Jane Timken’s fake-endorsement debacle isn’t going away anytime soon as she continues to face heat in the press and from other candidates in the race scrambling to do anything they can to get Trump’s attention. The headline says it all: ‘candidates fight over Trump.’
Last Friday, Jane Timken was caught in a fake-endorsement scheme and forced to take down a picture implicating that she had secured Trump’s endorsement on her website. The picture was immediately removed following reports that “people close to Trump” were unhappy with the image and other Republican candidates in the race went on the attack. In response, Timken’s campaign then used the fake-endorsement debacle to launch attacks of her own against fellow Republicans, calling her opponents “fake MAGA candidates and past quitters” to the Toledo Blade.
As the Register notes: “It could get even more mean by Saturday when Donald Trump returns to the stage.”
Read more from the Register HERE and below:
- It could get even more mean by Saturday when Donald Trump returns to the stage in America’s heartland to rally his base at the Lorain County Fairgrounds.
- Candidates already are fawning for his attention and fighting for his endorsement.
- And it seems assured that both elections are likely to be as mean and nasty as 2016 and 2020 when Trump was on the ballot.
- “People close to the president are not happy,” a Trump aide told Breitbart News, the alt-right news outlet that is unreliable, citing Timken’s claim Trump endorsed her.
- There are no Republicans in the senate primary race willing to refute Trump on any of his false claims or call him out for the violence. There are few statewide. Ohio’s primary election is in May 2022.