“Sick and Disturbed,” “Follow The Money” And “False:” The Mess Surrounding Mike DeWine’s Campaign This Week
July 18, 2022
July 18, 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.
Here are some stories you may have missed:
SICK AND DISTURBED… is how some are describing Mike DeWine and his Republican buddies (we’re looking at you Dave Yost) after they cast doubt on the validity of the rape case involving a 10-year-old forced to travel to Indiana for an abortion because the six-week abortion ban they helped implement includes no exceptions for rape or incest. Facing questions about the consequences of the six-week abortion ban DeWine himself implemented, DeWine refused comment. Now, the Dayton Daily News has noted his campaign website has scrubbed language about DeWine’s abortion record. DeWine is the most anti-choice governor in the country, and now he’s trying to hide it. Sick and disturbed indeed.
FOLLOW THE MONEY. Thanks to Ohio Democrats, Appalachia just received an influx of investments to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. But if it were up to DeWine, they would never have seen a dollar of that funding. Why? Because DeWine (and every other Ohio Republican on the ballot this fall) opposed the American Rescue Plan championed by Ohio Democrats. But Mike DeWine is so desperate to stay relevant, he’s touting funding he opposed and that Democrats passed – a sure sign that DeWine knows he’s in trouble.
FACT CHECK: FALSE. Mike DeWine claimed on Twitter this weekend that he will always support Ohio law enforcement, but his actions tell a different story. Ohio’s largest police union has said ‘our voices are not heard’ when discussing recent actions by DeWine to sign dangerous gun bills into law. Time and again, DeWine has said one thing and done another. In this case, it’s making our law enforcement officers and Ohio families less safe.
Thanks for catching up with us, that’s all the Mike Check we’ve got for this week. Have a great week!