It’s a Day That Ends in Y, So Mike DeWine is Campaigning on Ohio Democrats’ Victories
August 24, 2022
Columbus, OH — In what’s become an all too regular pattern, Mike DeWine is set to tout critical funding for law enforcement that he initially opposed, this time in Gallia County. DeWine has repeatedly taken credit for money that was passed by Ohio Democrats and that he’s on the record opposing. Today, DeWine will yet again shamelessly turn a critical Democratic victory into a political photo op to make it look like he’s got law enforcement’s back. He doesn’t.
“Time and again, Mike DeWine tries to make it look like he’s got Ohio law enforcement’s back, but the truth is local law enforcement would not have this important grant funding if it were up to DeWine. Mike DeWine is doing little more than once again shamelessly campaigning and claiming credit for the hard work of Ohio Democrats who secured these critical resources for Ohio law enforcement,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.
Earlier this month, DeWine campaigned off the hard work of Democrats, using ARPA money awarded to local police agencies to fight violent crime as a political stunt. And back in May, DeWine similarly used Ohio law enforcement officers as political pawns when he announced funding for the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab and Cleveland’s critical Real Time Crime Center, both only made possible because of the American Rescue Plan.