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OH-16: RINO Matt Miller Runs for Congress

September 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm Matt

There appears to be a number of Republicans wanting to be the candidate to defeat John Boccieri in the 16th Congressional District. And while it is difficult to keep track of every local office holder seeking higher office, I was particularly struck by the name Matt Miller, an Ashland County Commissioner.

From his website, someone might think he would be a standard Reagan Republican, especially with his affiliation with the wonderful John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs.

But Matt is no conservative. And while I have much more to say on this, my example for today on why voters cannot trust Miller is his support for Gov. Ted Strickland during the 2006 campaign:

Toledo Blade, March 26, 2006
A young man walked up to Ted Strickland shortly after a candidate forum this week in Canton. He identified himself as a Republican, shook Mr. Strickland’s hand, and delivered a quick but harsh message. “You’ve got to add details to your answers,” said the Republican, Matt Miller, who is an Ashland County commissioner. He added: “You could win this.” This is life for Mr. Strickland, a congressman from southern Ohio and the Democratic front-runner in the governor’s race. Democrats and Republicans alike say they want more answers from him. Many also call him the favorite in the general election.

Apparently, Miller was part of the cheering section Ted Strickland- The same Gov. Strickland who has seen unemployment double in Ohio to 11.2% and the same fiscally irresponsible governor who tries to balance budgets through questionable gimmicks like unconstitutionally taxing food, using tobacco settlement money, and shoving gambling down the throats of the same voters who have voted against gambling repeatedly. If Miller is such a conservative, then why would he actively support the opponent of the most conservative candidate to ever run for Governor?

Stay tuned for more on liberal Matt Miller.

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  • bhhillyer
    There is a better candidate out there.
  • gipper
    You have to be kidding, Matt is a 100 times more conservative 100 than your candidate. Your candidate is not the man he appears to be
  • jeremywg
    Huh? I think what you're suggesting is this: Because Miller told Strickland to add more details to his answers, he's automatically part of his cheering section? And that quote makes him a liberal? There is no logic to this. I am as conservative as they come, but I wished Obama would share more detail in his campaign. That would have exposed the truth and actually hurt his chances. Same goes for Strickland -- who's to say Miller wasn't doing the same thing?

    It's quite a stretch to conclude Miller is a liberal based on what the Blade wrote. I guess I'll have to see all the rest of the stuff you supposedly have to say about this. Hopefully it's based on more logic than the point you led off with.
  • Justin
    Boccieri is not 16th district, Betty Sutton is. Miller is running against Jim Renacci for the Republican nomination in the primaries. There are also rumors of someone conservative running against Sutton on the Democrat side.
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