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We had a busy week on the campaign trail, so let’s jump right in.
I’m sorry, he said what?
Buckle up, friend. This is a doozy.
According to a new bombshell report from Vice News, J.D. Vance suggests people in violent marriages shouldn’t get divorced. In fact, J.D. hates divorce so much, he claimed it makes it easier for people to “shift spouses like they change their underwear.”
Here’s the deal: I’m not married, and I only change my underwear once a day. So, maybe I’m not the target audience? Still, I’m pretty sure 99.9% of Ohioans don’t agree with J.D. on this one.
You might not believe a candidate for US Senate would make such a dumb remark, but you’d be wrong. If you don’t believe me, you can watch the entire clip right here.
This couldn’t come at a worse time for Vance. As of late, his campaign has been nothing short of a broke dumpster fire. To pay off his campaign’s debt, Vance recently decided to start taking corporate PAC money. It’s just the latest reversal for Vance, who has also changed his position on Trump, antisemitism, racism, gun violence prevention, being a member of the elite, defending members of the elite, trade deals, Big Tech and white privilege.
J.D. is a fraud, but don’t doubt, he’s dangerous. Please help us send Tim Ryan to the US Senate.
Mike DeWine: America’s Most Extreme Governor Against Women
Once again, Mike DeWine – the most anti-choice governor in the country – is trying to hide from his long-standing record of ripping away reproductive rights from women in Ohio. After scrubbing his website of all anti-abortion language, DeWine told a group of reporters he wants to “let the [abortion] debate play out” when asked about his views on legislation that would make abortion 100% illegal in Ohio.
This is the same Mike DeWine who told an anti-abortion group he wants to “go as far as we can” to rip away abortion rights in Ohio and signed an executive order, mere hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, implementing one of the most extreme six-week abortion bans in the country, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
Mike DeWine is a nut case when it comes to abortion and we’re going to make sure everyone knows it.
Despite Frank LaRose and the Ohio Republican’s redistricting and legislative disaster costing Ohioans over $25M for a second primary, we need YOU to get out and vote on Tuesday, August 2nd.
Find your polling location at iwillvote.com.
Have questions about voting in the August 2nd Primary? Call our voter assistance Hotline at 1-844-OH-I-VOTE (644-8683).
CHEERS & JEERS
CHEERS to our favorite Senator, Sherrod Brown, for his leadership in getting the CHIPS and Science Act passed in the United States Senate. The bill was then passed by the House of Representatives with the help of Congressman Tim Ryan and our amazing Democratic delegation. The bill now heads to President Biden for his signature.
When President Biden signs this bill into law, 3,000 good-paying jobs are likely to be created in Ohio.
JEERS to Mike DeWine and J.D Vance, who just sat and watched Mitch McConnell as he almost blocked this historic investment in America’s infrastructure and Ohio’s workers. They are THE WORST.
DeWine Ducks Debates AGAIN
Nan officially challenged Governor DeWine to a series of debates around Ohio.
After dodging Republican opponents in the primary, he is once again dodging Nan because he knows he will lose. DeWine would rather hide than show up to defend his policies.
Cowardice at its worst.
Our organizing team kicked off its first weekly phone bank program to support Nan Whaley and Cheryl Stephens.
Volunteers made over 1000 calls in support of our team for Governor and Lt. Governor.
Become a NAN FAN and join us to persuade voters in your neighborhood.
Come party with the State Party
The Ohio Democratic Party is throwing a party in Columbus on September 24th and we can’t celebrate without you.
No one likes a four hour, rubber chicken dinner. And that’s not what we’re planning. Instead, we will gather for a fun and entertaining afternoon to celebrate Ohio Democrats and hear from our party leaders. Get your tickets here.
Until Next Week
Summer is here and time is ticking for us to win this November.
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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