The Ohio Scoop is your weekly campaign fix, filled with the most up-to-date information about Ohio Democrats and everything happening on the campaign trail here in Ohio. The name pays homage to one of Ohio’s favorite snacks – Ice Cream. We’re here so you can get your political scoop, all in one place.
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We had a busy week on the campaign trail, so let’s jump right in.
Republican Corruption Spotlight
HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver took FirstEnergy and Ohio Republicans to task earlier this week with a feature on how working Americans are paying the price for the too-cozy relationship between Governor DeWine, Ohio Republicans, and Big Energy. Oliver highlighted the FirstEnergy bribery scandal as the perfect example of how energy executives are too often in the pocket of politicians, like Larry Householder, or political appointees like Sam Randazzo and his friends in Mike DeWine’s office. Oliver’s feature is another reminder of just how shocking this bribery scandal is and how we still don’t have answers from Mike DeWine about what he knew and when about the largest public corruption scheme in Ohio history.
Sign our petition and tell Mike DeWine the time for stonewalling is over. We need answers NOW!
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Rocky Republican Road
Mike DeWine spent the last week traveling the state to claim credit for Senator Sherrod Brown, Tim Ryan and Nan Whaley’s hard work to put Ohio back on the road to recovery. DeWine announced a boost to behavioral healthcare workforce funding on Friday following his grant announcement for law enforcement last Monday. The problem? DeWine opposed the legislation that made this critical funding possible. Now, because it’s an election year and he’s losing voters by the minute, he’s looking to gain support wherever he can find it – and using Democrats’ accomplishments to do it.
DeWine should find some shame and stop campaigning on Ohio Democrats’ work to put our state back on the road to recovery.
DEMOCRATIC Governor Scoop
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ALL 3 DEMOCRATS for Ohio Supreme Court endorsed by Matriots
The Matriots is a nonpartisan political action committee based in Columbus, Ohio endorsing, supporting and encouraging women to run and win elected office in Ohio.
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Flavor of the Week from Judge Terri Jamison
We asked Democratic Supreme Court Justice Nominee Terri Jamison her favorite ice cream and Ohio maker. Here is what she said…
“My favorite Ohio ice cream maker is Graeter’s and my favorite ice cream is Rocky Road. Rocky Road is just the road I’m willing to take when I’ve had a rough time during the day.”
We think Judge Jamison rocks every day. Learn more about Judge Jamison and the fight for an equitable Supreme Court.
In Case You Missed It
Until Next Week
We are less than six months away from Election Day.
We have a lot of work to do to get more field organizers on the ground in every corner of the state. We have offices to open, phones banks to hold, canvasses to launch, and of course – thousands of unregistered Democrats to register by Election Day. To do this, we need your help and we need it now. Please consider contributing as much as you can to help build the infrastructure needed to win.
If you’re unsure about how much you can still contribute to help us win in November and beyond, simply reply to this email. My team will respond with what you can still do to help us grow the team.
As always, thank you for standing with us. We are so grateful for your incredible support.
I hope to see you out on the campaign trail,
Ice Cream Connoisseur and ODP Senior Advisor
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