“Oops He Did It Again,” “Clear Conflicts” and “9021-No:” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week
February 14, 2022
February 14, 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:
9021-NO. The Ohio Supreme Court has given the Republican-led redistricting commission until February 17 to draw a fair map (for the third time now), so Mike DeWine is showing the sort of leadership he’s known best for, decided to pack his bags and leave Ohioans to fend for themselves while he spent thousands of dollars to watch the Super Bowl in person. Once again, DeWine is telling Ohio voters just how little he cares by putting his own personal interests over Ohioans’ repeated calls for fair maps. On this Valentine’s Day, one thing is clear for sure: Mike DeWine is just not that into us.
OOPS HE DID IT AGAIN. Remember when Mike DeWine pledged not to appoint PUCO members with ties to the utility industry? Well, last week DeWine broke yet another promise to hardworking Ohioans and put the fox in charge of the henhouse yet again, appointing Daniel Conway to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Bottom line: Mike DeWine will always put his special interest pals and his own interests over helping hardworking families. In case you need a bit of catching up on this mess, Conway is a former utility attorney who is personally invested in the owners of nuclear plants bailed out by House Bill 6, a reminder of when DeWine appointed Sam Randazzo to lead the commission resulting in the largest public corruption scandal in state history.
CLEAR CONFLICTS. The Ohio Capital Journal this week took the DeWine family to task for clear conflicts of interest between the cases Pat DeWine is ruling on from his seat on the Ohio Supreme Court and how those cases intertwine with his dad’s politics. From the HB 6 scandal to redistricting to conflicts of interest within the Department of Medicaid, it’s impossible to separate Mike DeWine’s political future from the rulings we’re seeing from the Supreme Court. OCJ spoke to several legal experts for their story who point out that even the appearance of conflicts of interest is harmful to our state, but as always, the DeWine family will always put their political interests over the needs of working Ohioans and try to ‘no comment’ away the rest.
Thanks for catching up with us, that’s all the Mike Check we’ve got for this week. If you have questions my email is [email protected]. Have a great week!