“Understanding The Assignment” and “Hopping on Board:” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week
February 28, 2022
February 28, 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:
UNDERSTANDING THE ASSIGNMENT. For the third time, Mike DeWine failed to live up to the promises he made to Ohio voters as he voted to pass yet another set of GOP-gerrymandered maps. DeWine’s failure to stand up to his own party is especially weak, considering his fellow Republican Keith Faber voted against the proposed maps. DeWine, who has already been threatened with contempt of court, has doubled down on buckling to his fellow Republicans on the commission and throwing Ohio voters under the bus to keep extremists in the legislature and special interest donors happy.
HOPPING ON BOARD. Today, Mike DeWine finally hopped on the bandwagon and realized how beneficial the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act will be for Ohio, as he submitted a proposal to help fund repairs of the Brent Spence Bridge with funding from the infrastructure bill championed by Democrats and opposed by Ohio Republicans, including DeWine’s own Ohio Republican Party chair. DeWine was noticeably silent as Democrats pushed the legislation through Congress and never took a stance on the legislation that will have clear benefits for Ohio workers and our state’s economy. Now, however, Mike DeWine is happy to hop on board and tout the benefits of the bill for Ohio, since he’s in election mode and looking desperately for any way to possibly fix his ever-hemorrhaging poll numbers.