Primary expenses: Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose plans to spend $244,500 on public service announcements to raise awareness for the August 2 special primary election, when voters will choose Republican and Democratic candidates for the elections. state legislation. According to Andrew Tobias, that’s three times what the state spent on a similar campaign for the May primary election. State officials anticipate low voter turnout in August and hope to address it. The new PSA campaign announces the mounting expenses it will cost to stage a second primary, a byproduct of redistricting delays.
Personality bill: A new bill in the Ohio House would require the state to recognize the “personality” of all humans from conception and protect their constitutional rights. Laura Hancock reports that the bill, which comes after the US Supreme Court ruled that abortion is not protected by the US Constitution, raises many questions.
PACed cases: Protect Ohio Values, the Super PAC that functionally underwritten JD Vance’s efforts to win Ohio’s Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate earlier this year, filed a campaign finance disclosure on Monday. According to Tobias, the new report details include $675,800 the group has raised since Vance won the May 3 primary. None of that money came from Peter Thiel, who donated $15 million of the roughly $17 million the band raised in total. The filing also shows that the group’s post-primary spending is limited, although the leader of POV PAC said in an interview that the group plans to be active in the November elections.
Supreme Influencers: A wealthy evangelical Christian couple from Dayton, Don and Gayle Wright, were major funders of a group called Faith and Action that provided meals and entertainment for United States Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia to influence them, Political reports. Rob Schenck, an evangelical minister who led the organization from 1995 to 2018, said the Wrights funded numerous expensive dinner parties with Thomas, Alito, Scalia and their wives in Washington, D.C. hotspots including the Capital Grille. . Don Wright died in 2020 and Gayle Wright did not respond to a request for comment.
Fox and Friends: A new TV ad from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Ryan woos Fox News viewers by highlighting the positive things Fox News personalities have said about Ryan over the years, NBC News reporting. The ad will begin airing this week exclusively on Fox News, though its reach may expand eventually.
Let’s throw on their shoulders: The fate of the CHIPS Act, which would inject billions of dollars into U.S. semiconductor production and facilitate the construction of a massive new Intel factory outside Columbus, has become a factor in the Senate race between Ryan and GOP Senate candidate JD Vance, Axios writes As both candidates attempt to position themselves as champions of Ohio’s working class, Ryan makes Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell’s threat to block the CHIPS Act a major campaign issue, while Vance released a statement that read, “The death of the CHIPS Act is a terrible indictment of our leadership that does nothing.
Fall out of favor: The bribery and extortion verdict against a rising Democratic Party star in Ohio marked another “dark moment” for the city of Cincinnati. Cincinnati Enquirer’s Sharon Coolidge Kevin Grasha Bebe Hodgeswatch the downfall of PG Sittenfeld, the former Cincinnati alderman who was set to become the city’s mayor, now barred from holding public office again.
Difficult Crowd: U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Ryan found a skeptical audience of farmers at a roundtable in Portage County. The meeting is part of a series of meetings. Ryan said he needed to learn more about the issues farmers are currently facing. As reported by Diane Smith of the Record-Couriermost of the talk has focused on energy policies, with some farmers expressing a lack of confidence in the rise of electric cars and green technologies and saying they would like to see more corn-based ethanol used.
Skeptic of the story: Washington Post reporter Glenn Kessler took a closer look at The Indianapolis Star’s report that a 10-year-old girl from Ohio traveled to Indiana for an abortion after Roe’s fall. The single-source line has gone viral and even featured in a comment by President Joe Biden during the signing of an executive order protecting access to abortion.
Five things we learned from the May 1, 2022 financial disclosure from Ohio auditor Keith Faber, a Republican:
1. He holds an active law license and his business interests include his legal and mediation practices.
2. He said he received unsolicited event tickets from the Ohio Winemakers Association which he says were not used.
3. He is the legal agent for Statehouse Properties LLC, which owns a townhouse in Columbus.
4. He owes at least $1,000 to JMKA Properties LLC, another company for which he acts as legal agent.
5. Among the six financial entities he owes at least $1,000 to is Cabela’s, the sporting goods store where he has a credit card.
Ben Coyle, Ohio House Help Desk Supervisor; Josh Ferdelman, Legislative Assistant to State Representative Jennifer Gross; Ohio second lady Tina Husted
“The average cost of childbirth in our state is over $15,000 and can increase significantly if complications arise. Too often, this cost is borne solely by the mother, especially in the event of an unwanted pregnancy. However, the father shares equal responsibility for the pregnancy and it is right that he also pays for it.
— Columbus Democratic State Senator Tina Maharath on her law Project this would allow Ohioans to pursue an unwanted pregnancy.
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