#OHSEN Slugfest Shutdown Edition: LaRose and Moreno Fight Over Who Cares About Ohioans The Least… Just Another Day in The Senate Slugfest
September 29, 2023
Columbus, OH – With a government shutdown looming, the infighting is only escalating with Frank LaRose and Bernie Moreno clashing over shutting down the federal government and competing for the title of who cares about Ohioans the least.
LESS THAN 48 HOURS UNTIL A SHUTDOWN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Ohio’s Senate Slugfest is already “the messiest Senate primary” in the country with three candidates duking it out while neglecting the issues most important to Ohioans’ daily lives — and their livelihoods.
Bernie Moreno is leading the charge and was first to call for a government shutdown. It’s no surprise that mega-millionaire Moreno doesn’t understand the real impact a shutdown will have on Ohioans.
Moreno supports a government shutdown – and he went so far as to launch an ad cheering it on:
Frank LaRose was asked if he would support a CR if he were in the Senate today… and said no. Parroting Moreno’s talking points, LaRose reinforced that he does not care about Ohioans and will put his finger in the wind to support his own political ambitions.
Matt Dolan has continued to dodge questions about the government shutdown. He owes Ohioans answers: Does he support a government shutdown?
GASOLINE ON THE INFIGHTING FIRE
And now, Moreno and LaRose are throwing punches over who cares about Ohioans the least. After Moreno launched his ad, he slammed LaRose for being weak and “caving to the left.”
“In a statement to cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Moreno took an indirect swipe at LaRose’s comments on Bannon’s show. His campaign also released a web ad Thursday highlighting his stance.
“Now is not the time for Republicans to cave to the left with a clean CR or more funding for Ukraine…”
Did someone say cat fight!?
WHILE MORENO AND LAROSE DUKE IT OUT, OHIOANS’ LIVELIHOODS ARE ON THE LINE
A government shutdown would be devastating to Ohioans:
Over 2.4 million Ohioans receiving Social Security and Medicare will be at risk for disruptions.
Over 52,000 federal civilian workers in Ohio will either be furloughed or forced to work without pay. In addition, an estimated 6,800 active duty service members in Ohio will not receive pay.
Many Ohio families, including more than 93,000 Ohio children, will lose their access to affordable food.
Civilian employees at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in Ohio with an economic impact of $4.2 billion a year, will be furloughed unless deemed mission critical.
Thirteen Disaster Recovery Fund long-term projects would be delayed in Ohio.
WHAT OHIOANS ARE HEARING ABOUT THE #OHSEN SLUGFEST AND THE IMPENDING SHUTDOWN
Cleveland.com: How would Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidates handle a potential government shutdown if they make it to Washington, D.C.?
172 days left until this Slugfest comes to a head and the infighting just keeps getting worse.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Colleen Marshall, WCMH: “Republicans vying to unseat Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown are insisting they would not support a short term funding bill to keep the government open…”