COAST Is Not Pleased with ORP’s Mailers
We will try to make this as simple and direct as possible: Something stinks at the Ohio Republican Party.
For months and months, major candidates and party officials have sought ways to build bridges with Tea Party leaders in order to bring that energy into a dying GOP, strangled by the likes of George W. Bush and Bob Taft.
Kevin DeWine, who is the Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party angered those activists with shenanigans surrounding the Ohio Attorney General’s race, and had that spill over into an unfortunate endorsement of David Yost in the State Auditor’s race and Jon Husted in the Secretary of State. That was two sticks poked in the eyes of conservative voters, but kind of what you would expect from the GOP leaders in Columbus.
But now Kevin DeWine and the Ohio GOP have gone too far. They have spent tens of thousands of dollars in state party resources sending mailings “endorsing” candidates for the Republican State Central Committee, the very Committee that elects DeWine and controls the state GOP.
But here’s the real problem — the claimed GOP “endorsements” never happened from what COAST can tell. There was never a meeting, there was never a vote, and there was never an endorsement by the Republican State Central Committee of any the State Central Committee candidates.
Kevin DeWine simply made it up.
Read here the false statements complaint of Clermont County Republican State Central Committee Thea Shoemate against Kevin DeWine. It has all the facts.
So, COAST asks: What the heck is wrong with Kevin DeWine? And does he expect to win elections in the Fall while slapping Tea Parties in the face in the Spring? Really?
- Mike DeWine is Pleased with the Lack of Endorsement
- Cuyahoga Co. GOP Activist Rachel Manias Supports Seth Morgan, Is Not Pleased with Kevin DeWine
- Seth Morgan Endorsed for Auditor in Kevin DeWine’s Backyard
- Kevin DeWine Belittles (Threatens?) Seth Morgan
- Buckeye Firearms Association Submits Correction Request About Yost Endorsement Press Release