“Politics First” “A Reign of Terror” and “HB 6 Feeling ‘22:” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week
January 3, 2022
January 3, 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:
PUTTING POLITICS FIRST. Recently, Washington Monthly took Mike DeWine to task for the way he’s caved to political pressure, putting Ohioans and their families at risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The article outlines how DeWine has increasingly folded to political pressure and the extreme members of his own party who have responded in turn by further weakening DeWine’s hand. While Mike DeWine seems to only be concerned about his own political prospects, Ohioans are paying the price for DeWine’s lack of leadership as Ohio continues to set record case numbers. Now, just four states are “more dangerous for COVID-19 than Ohio.” It’s far past time for DeWine to put political considerations aside and do the right thing by Ohio families.
“REIGN OF TERROR.” In a sign of just how messy the next few months are about to become for Mike DeWine, his primary challenger, Jim Renacci released an ad this week going directly after DeWine. The ad, set to air statewide, attacks DeWine for his ties to corruption and for being a career politician, calling DeWine’s tenure a “reign of terror.” These attacks are only sure to escalate over the coming months as this race gets messier. WATCH:
HB6 IS “FEELING ‘22.” As we head into 2022, the largest public corruption scandal in state history drags into another year with no clear end in sight. Every single day, Ohioans are on the hook for $232,000 for the bribery scandal. That’s $170 million to date. That’s $170 million too much for hard-working Ohioans to lose. This year, Ohio demands more accountability into HB6. We’ll be working overtime to hold DeWine and those in his orbit accountable for statehouse corruption coming at the heavy expense of hard-working families in Ohio.
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!