Dave Yost for Auditor- Press Release
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Dave Yost receives endorsement of Ohio Republican Party for Auditor of State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb1, 2010) – The Ohio Republican Party endorsed Dave Yost to be the GOP candidate for Auditor of State tonight, in an overwhelming show of support for Yost’s candidacy.
“I am pleased and humbled to have this endorsement,” said Yost. “I know the challenge ahead of me to fill the shoes of Mary Taylor is huge. I’ll work hard to keep a conservative in that office and put together a campaign to win.”
Yost noted that in the first few days of his candidacy for Auditor of State he had already raised nearly $100,000, and won support based on his 14 months of hard work assembling a statewide team. “Dave has the ground game in place to run an effective statewide race,” said State Committee member Teri Morgan. “His support among Republicans is only growing every day, and we’re proud to show our support of Dave’s candidacy,” she added.
The Auditor’s spot on the Republican ticket opened up when Mary Taylor agreed to join John Kasich as his running mate less than two weeks ago. Since then, candidates for other offices expressed interest in switching from their, current jobs, campaigns, or re-election campaigns, and instead consider running for Auditor. But in the end, Yost won over the Committee with his strong message, solid conservative credentials, and ability to hit the ground running.
“You can’t just put together a statewide campaign in a few weeks,” noted Matt Borges, spokesman for Yost. “Dave Yost is ready.”
The endorsement means access to party resources, such as a statewide slate card and other invaluable assets for a Primary campaign.