Loser LaRose Called Out for Misleading Ohioans
August 21, 2023
Columbus, OH – Frank “Ohio’s Biggest Loser” LaRose sat down with WCMH’s Colleen Marshall last week and was called out over and over again for lying to Ohioans about State Issue 1 and the upcoming amendment to protect abortion rights.
LaRose has pledged to support a national abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest if elected to the Senate and has admitted he would ignore and even overturn the will of Ohioans who support protecting abortion access. Recent polls show 58% of Ohioans support protecting reproductive rights.
LaRose made himself the face of State Issue 1’s flop – an amendment designed to benefit special interests and silence Ohioans – and is now “left searching for a new campaign message” at the outset of his Senate campaign. LaRose is facing criticism from Republicans writ large for how he mishandled State Issue 1, including from primary opponent Bernie Moreno who has said State Issue 1’s failure is a “preview of what would happen with Frank LaRose at the top of the ticket in 2024.”
ON STATE ISSUE 1:
[02:20] COLLEEN MARSHALL: “…You were front and center in that race [State Issue 1] and voters handily rejected it. You launched your Senate campaign in the middle of all that…”
[03:54] MARSHALL: “But, you know, you said outspent, outraised, the reality is that we reported just last week they raised $14 million, your side had $17 million. You weren’t out-raised, [they] didn’t have more money on the other side, and when you make statements like ‘Well, you know, they sent these deceptive ads out,’ it makes it sound as if you believe voters were duped. Voters that we talked to carefully studied this issue. Do you think voters were duped?”
[04:28] FRANK LAROSE: “I think some people were confused…”
ON THE UPCOMING AMENDMENT TO PROTECT ABORTION RIGHTS:
[05:25] MARSHALL: “Will you be front and center of the reproductive rights race as well, the campaign for reproductive rights? Because some people say as Secretary of State, you oversee these elections, you’re taking a very active role in them.”
[06:12] MARSHALL: “But, as you know, there’s nothing in that proposal that would change existing parental rights laws in Ohio, is there? I mean the way it’s worded, even the people who drafted it say they had no intention to change parental rights laws. And as an example, as what we talked about in the debate, Children’s Hospital spokesman says no doctor would perform the kinds of surgeries they’re warning against without a parent permission.”
[6:59] MARSHALL: “It doesn’t have the word parent in it…”