“Making Maps?” and “Empty Chairs:” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week
March 28, 2022
March 28, 2022
Good Monday afternoon, and welcome back to Mike Check, your weekly source of all the infighting, conspiracy spewing and corruption that’s making headlines in and around the Republican governor’s race and Mike DeWine’s statehouse, courtesy of the Ohio Democratic Party.
As the gubernatorial race heats up, Republicans are in disarray with Mike DeWine’s popularity dropping by the day, facing attacks both inside and outside of the Republican Party and having to answer for the largest public corruption scandal in state history. It’s hard to keep up with all of the corruption and mess surrounding Mike DeWine and the GOP gubernatorial primary, so here are some stories you may have missed:
MAPMAKER, MAPMAKER. It’s a situation we’ve seen before, as we are once again up to the 11th hour of a redistricting map deadline. Mike DeWine and Republicans are once again refusing to do their jobs and pass fair maps, costing Ohioans tens of millions of dollars in the process. Even though he promised to be a “leader” this time around, DeWine once again is taking a backseat to his fellow Republicans on the commission who continue to drag their feet and politicize the process rather than work with mapmakers to create fair maps. Once again, Mike DeWine has a decision to make: Will he stand with voters and work with Democrats to pass fair maps or will he cave to his fellow Republicans once again?
EMPTY CHAIRS AT EMPTY TABLES. We’re just under 24 hours away from what is sure to be a “riveting” debate between Ohio’s Republican gubernatorial candidates. Sorry, we had to edit that first line after Mike DeWine forced the cancellation of a debate when he couldn’t find his spine and declined to participate in the Republican debate scheduled for this week. Yes, DeWine is too scared of the likes of Jim Renacci and Joe Blystone to show up and talk to Ohioans about critical issues, so now no one will debate in the GOP primary tomorrow. At least we’ll always have the beef expo…
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