Taking on Jo Ann Davidson
It would be hard to think of an Ohio Republican insider who has done more over a long career to systematically destroy conservatives than liberal, pro-abortion, anti-gun Jo Ann Davidson. And even though she is no longer #2 in command of the RNC, she still is a major player in politics and is currently running the deceptive Issue 1 Third Frontier/corporate welfare campaign.
But now, it appears that a Gahanna-area conservative, Jennifer Elicson, is willing to take Davidson head on. She has decided to run against Davidson for the Republican state central committee, and have joined the flurry of recent Ohio Elections Commission complaints against the Ohio GOP which wrongfully claimed that their preferred candidates were officially endorsed.
Most people don’t pay attention to central committee races, but they should because that is where the battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party is fought. And while the GOP is certainly a “big tent” party, Davidson is staunchly opposed to much of the 2008 Republican Party platform and should not be holding a leadership position.
Here is the press release and complaint:
JENNIFER ELICSON FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST OHIO GOP
Columbus, Ohio – GOP State Central Committee candidate Jennifer Elicson today filed a complain with the Ohio Elections Commission alleging the Ohio Republican Party has violated campaign laws with an ongoing postcard campaign promoting her opponent, Jo Ann Davidson.
According to Elicson, the state party has included false or misleading wording in their postcard campaign stating that Ms. Davidson is endorsed by them when she is not. “The Ohio Republican Party readily admits that they are promoting State Central Committee candidates in violation of the own rules, and Ohio Elections law, yet they continue this postcard campaign,” says Elicson.
In her complaint, Elicson states, “There are dozens of contested races for Republican State Central Committee throughout the State of Ohio where the Ohio Republican Party has made similar false statements promoting certain candidates in those races, claiming that one was “endorsed by the Ohio Republican Party,” when the same is not true in those races either.”
State Central Committee candidate Thea Shoemake, of Cincinnati, has recently filed a similar complaint, and other candidates across Ohio are considering the same action.
Jennifer Elicson may be reached by phone at 614-716-9187, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her web site is www.jenniferelicson.info
Jennifer Anne Elicson v. ORP