Is Frank LaRose Dragging His Feet on Certifying Neil Petersen for the Ballot in Order to Help Mike DeWine?
July 18, 2022
Columbus, OH — Though independent candidate Neil Petersen submitted his signatures to run as an independent gubernatorial candidate months ago, Frank LaRose still hasn’t certified his candidacy, just months before the November election. LaRose’s delay raises questions about his intentions, especially as Petersen is running as a conservative challenger to DeWine.
“More Republicans voted against Mike DeWine than voted for him, and now DeWine’s buddy Frank LaRose is dragging his feet in certifying the candidacy of a candidate who poses a real threat to DeWine’s re-election. Ohio voters deserve answers from Frank LaRose about the delay, why it has taken so long and when voters can expect an answer,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.
According to a tweet from Petersen, LaRose’s office promised results by Friday but now are walking that back and providing no timeline to the candidate on when they may get results.