From the inbox:
(Columbus) — The Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC) raised over $1,007,000.00 for the semiannual reporting period, nearly doubling the previous record for a minorty caucus set by House Democrats in 2007.
“We’re focused on regaining the majority,” OHROC Chairman Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) said. “We have raised more funds than any minority caucus in the history of this state for this reporting period, and having that level of financial support is key to running successful campaigns in 2010.”
In 2008, Republicans lost the majority in the Ohio House by fewer than 2,000 votes in the aggregate. Under the leadership of House Republican Leader Bill Batchelder (R-Medina) and OHROC Chairman Rep. Matt Huffman, the House Republicans are raising money, recruiting strong candidates across the state and implementing a campaign strategy to regain the majority in the Ohio House in 2010. Leader Batchelder and Rep. Huffman say they are honored and humbled by the statewide support for the House Republican Caucus.
“Ohioans are frustrated with the lack of leadership in Columbus and are looking to support elected officials who share their values and priorities,” said Leader Batchelder. “People across the state are contributing to our efforts because House Republicans are offering real solutions and a common-sense approach to getting Ohio through these difficult economic times.”
When Chris Redfern and the other jokers were in the minority, they never fundraised like this.
And John Kasich raised an impressive $516,309 in his first month, or $17,210 per day!
And when Ted Strickland isn’t doing his job and is instead eating hors’ de vours at some rich person’s house in Hollywood or New York, he only brings in roughly $30,525/trip. Embarassing.
Mary Taylor isn’t in the best shape against “please-don’t-shoot-just-take-me-to-a-local-ATM” Pepper. I’ll more to say about this and other things about the filing reports as I have a chance to dig through them over the weekend.