“It Will Fall On Him:” LaRose Faces “Blowback” for Close Ties to State Issue 1, Incompetence
August 3, 2023
5 days until Ohioans decide on LaRose’s amendment
Ohioans will decide on Frank LaRose’s amendment in five days and LaRose’s close ties to State Issue 1 continue to cause “blowback” – with pundits noting that if State Issue 1 fails it could “fall on” LaRose and “hurt” his Senate campaign.
While LaRose continues to be dogged by ethics complaints and controversies for making himself the face of State Issue 1, his incompetence is on full display.
LaRose’s office sent out an email to poll workers this week with the incorrect date for the August 8th election. Following his latest LaWhoops, LaRose reported that over half of Ohio’s counties are short on poll workers – with over a quarter of counties short of the minimum required to conduct the election.
“The writing is on the wall: LaRose’s missteps have hurt himself and State Issue 1 while suffocating his Senate campaign launch,” said ODP spokesperson Reeves Oyster. “If State Issue 1 fails, LaRose will be crowned Ohio’s biggest loser.”
Spectrum News: Frank LaRose faces “blowback” for close ties to State Issue 1, “could hurt his U.S. Senate campaign.”
Anna Staver, Columbus Dispatch: “Yeah, you know, there are some folks saying that Frank LaRose has really made this his issue: He helped introduce it with Representative Brian Stewart, he’s championed it throughout the legislative process, and that if it fails, right, if we don’t raise the bar on protecting our constitution, that it will fall on him… He could take the blowback from that and that maybe could hurt his U.S. Senate campaign…”
WBNS: Frank LaRose faces more controversy caused by close ties to State Issue 1
Tracy Townsend: “Now there’s more controversy surrounding the August special election… The Libertarian Party of Ohio has filed a complaint against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.”
Amy Steigerwald: “The Secretary of State’s office is also facing some questions regarding how they are specifically handling that election, especially when it comes to Issue 1. His office is in charge of running our special elections, Frank LaRose’s office, including the one that is happening next week. But we know Frank LaRose himself has been an outspoken supporter of Issue 1… This morning we have reached out to Frank LaRose’s office for response to that complaint, we are waiting to hear back…”