#OHSEN Slugfest: Frank LaRose Feels the Heat Over State Issue 1 Missteps
July 28, 2023
The infighting in the Ohio Senate slugfest only got more heated this week as Bernie Moreno attacked Frank LaRose *again* for bungling State Issue 1. LaRose has closely tied himself to the upcoming August election – going so far as to defend State Issue 1 on the debate stage this week and catching serious flak in the process.
Here’s what you missed this week in what has already been called one of the “messiest, “most expensive” and “bruising” primary battles in the country.
LAROSE FEELS HEAT OVER STATE ISSUE 1
Bernie Moreno attacked Frank LaRose for bungling the messaging around State Issue 1 and making the August election “100%” about abortion – a comment LaRose has paid for every day since.
LAROSE THEN WENT ON DEFENSE, TRADING BARBS WITH MORENO
…OR BY OHIOANS. ON THE DEBATE STAGE THIS WEEK, LAROSE WAS “REPEATEDLY JEERED” FOR HIS TIES TO STATE ISSUE 1.
A REMINDER OF WHAT OHIOANS ARE READING ABOUT FRANK LAROSE A WEEK INTO HIS SENATE CAMPAIGN:
Statehouse News Bureau: LaRose enters race for the U.S. Senate while being at the forefront of a controversial ballot issue
Cleveland.com: “And while it’s too simple to say that [LaRose’s] political fortunes will rise or fall with State Issue 1, his close ties to the measure will offer plenty of chances for him to catch attacks from across the political spectrum.”
Cleveland.com: “Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s Senate primary race will be preceded by his tough race to get Issue 1 passed in a special August election.”
Ohio Capital Journal: “Over the next four months, LaRose will have to balance Senate fundraising and campaigning with running two elections… LaRose is one of the proposal’s chief advocates and after initially speaking against August elections when lawmakers eliminated them last year, LaRose supported bringing back this August election to consider Issue 1.”
The Vindicator: “Finally, LaRose is one of the primary backers of state Issue 1, which would make it much harder for constitutional amendments to pass if voters approve it Aug. 8. LaRose is so connected to the issue that his Senate cause could be impacted if it is defeated.”
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Bernie Moreno when asked what the biggest animal he could take on with his bare hands and win is: “Well that’s easy, I have two of them in my primary: The RINO.”