“Stuffing Congress,” and “Handcuffing Businesses:” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week

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“Stuffing Congress,” and“Handcuffing Businesses:” What’s Making Headlines With Republican #OHGOV Candidates This Week 

  November 22, 2021

Good Monday afternoon, and welcome back to Mike Check, your weekly source of all the infighting, conspiracy spewing and corruption that’s making headlines in and around the Republican governor’s race and Mike DeWine’s statehouse, courtesy of the Ohio Democratic Party. 

As the gubernatorial race heats up, Republicans are in disarray with Mike DeWine’s popularity dropping by the day, facing attacks both inside and outside of the Republican Party, and having to answer for the largest public corruption scandal in state history. It’s hard to keep up with all of the corruption and mess surrounding Mike DeWine and the GOP gubernatorial primary, so here are some stories you may have missed:

STUFFING CONGRESS…WITH REPUBLICANS. While many of us will spend the week preparing to stuff our Thanksgiving turkey, Ohio Republicans have stuffed congress with Republican districts thanks to an unconstitutional holiday gift from Mike DeWine. DeWine hoped no one would notice he violated Ohio’s constitution yet again by signing the blatantly gerrymandered maps giving Republicans a ridiculous advantage into law Saturday morning. DeWine betrayed Ohio voters, once again leaving no doubt he will always put his own political interests over the interests of Ohioans he is supposed to serve. Remember, there’s a pattern of betrayal here. Saturday’s move comes after DeWine previously ducked constitutional responsibility on the maps, and admitted to it under oath when the redistricting committee lost the job of making maps in the first place. 

PUTTING OHIOANS AT RISK & HANDCUFFING BUSINESS. After an on-again, off-again debate rivaling any Thanksgiving dinner family drama, the Ohio House has continued pushing the issues that matter to Ohioans aside, to keep pursuing dangerous legislation that puts Ohioans at risk. Last Thursday, the Republican controlled House passed legislation handcuffing Ohio businesses and jeopardizing the safety of Ohio workers that, if passed by the Republican controlled Senate, would prohibit businesses from mandating vaccines. But instead of stepping up and calling out legislators for advancing the bill, Mike DeWine once again remained spineless and simply caved to those in his own party by only looking out for himself (there’s that pattern again) and failing to “do something.” 

Thanks for catching up with us, that’s all the Mike Check we’ve got for this holiday week. If you have questions my email is ckeir@ohiodems.org. Have a great week and a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

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