COLUMBUS—Chairman Bob Paduchik issued the following statement on Justice Pat DeWine’s reelection bid for his current Ohio Supreme Court seat:
“Ohio Republicans can be proud that Justice Pat DeWine will seek reelection on the Supreme court. Justice DeWine is a principled conservative, dedicated to judicial restraint, and committed to defending the rule of law. Justice DeWine’s decision gives our party the strongest possible conservative majority on the court.
“We look forward to supporting Justices Kennedy, Fischer, and DeWine to keep Ohio’s Supreme Court in Republican hands.”
COLUMBUS, OH—Chairman Bob Paduchik released the following statement on President Biden’s CNN town hall in Cincinnati:
“Tonight, President Joe Biden will visit a great city suffering from devastating levels of violent crime caused by the failed leadership of Democrat Mayor John Cranley.
“Just like how Joe Biden failed to protect Americans and our southern border, John Cranley is failing to protect Cincinnatians as they face the third highest homicide rate per capita in the nation.”
COLUMBUS—Chairman Bob Paduchik issued the following statement on Governor DeWine’s signing of the FY2022 and FY2023 budget:
“Ohio working families can be proud of Republican leaders Governor DeWine, Senate President Huffman, and Speaker Cupp.
“While Washington Democrats are fighting to raise taxes, Ohioans are benefiting from the largest personal income tax cut in state history. Not only does this pro-growth budget return billions of dollars to taxpayers, it ensures that our children have access to quality education regardless of where they live.”
“This budget reaffirms what we already know: Republican leadership works. It is the reason Ohio is a top 10 state to do business, and why a company like Peloton chose to build its first domestic manufacturing plant in Ohio.”
COLUMBUS, OH—The Ohio Republican Party Communications Director Tricia McLaughlin released the following statement on Tim Ryan’s dangerous calls to end the Senate Filibuster:
“Today ‘moderate’ Tim Ryan went on MSNBC to demand an end to the filibuster. Make no mistake, this blatant power grab will undermine the checks and balances of American democracy. Tim Ryan and other Democrats should be careful what they wish for —2022 is right around the corner.”
COLUMBUS, OH—The Ohio Republican Party Executive Director Justin Bis released the following statement on the Democrats’ S.1 power grab:
“Among numerous democracy eroding provisions, the Senate’s version of H.R. 1 would strip states of commonsense voter ID laws and would take Ohio taxpayer dollars to bankroll politicians’ campaigns in states they don’t even live in. The decision to make a political donation should be personal –not mandated by the federal government.”
COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Paduchik released the following statement on Jennifer Brunner, who was just elected Justice in November, running for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court:
“It is hard to fathom why a Justice who was elected just over six months ago and has not yet written a majority opinion would ask to be promoted to Chief Justice.
“Ohioans deserve a qualified Chief Justice who is steady and principled, not someone who is singularly focused on self-serving promotions.”
COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Communications Director Tricia McLaughlin issued the following statement on Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to the wrong border:
“It has been 37 days since President Biden tapped Kamala Harris to lead the response to the humanitarian crisis at our nation’s southern border.
“Instead, Vice President Harris is hanging out at the Ohio-Kentucky border trying to sell a $2 trillion ‘infrastructure’ plan, of which just 7 percent goes toward actual infrastructure like roads and bridges.
“If Vice President Kamala Harris would visit the overflowing migrant camps ~1,500 miles south, she would see that, unlike her infrastructure bill, the crisis at the border is no Potemkin village.”
COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Executive Director Justin Bis issued the following statement on President Biden’s hundredth day in office:
“It took less than 100 days in office for Biden-Harris to bow to the far-left wing of the Democrat party. President Biden and VP Harris are frivolously selling a job-crushing Green New Deal, supporting dangerous efforts to pack the U.S. Supreme Court and dividing the nation by lying about Georgia’s election law.
“Perhaps equally disturbing is the radical, elitist nominees cycled out of Ivy League faculty lounges into policy roles without a lick of on-the-job experience. As a former Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House, I know people are policy.
“It’s disheartening to see out-of-touch ideologues implement policy that is upending the American economy, destroying jobs and further eroding public trust in our democratic institutions. Such divisive picks will only further polarize Americans.”
COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Paduchik issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s address to Congress:
“I feel sad for the Ohioans, though there were few, who voted for Joe Biden based on his campaign promise to ‘heal the nation’ with bipartisan cooperation.
“In less than 100 days in office, President Biden and Vice President Harris have done more than just break that promise. They have turned their backs on American workers.
“Tonight President Biden unveiled his $1.8 trillion nanny-state plan, which follows his $2 trillion socialist slush fund masquerading as an ‘infrastructure’ plan and, of course, the $1.9 trillion COVID ‘relief’ plan that gives just 10 percent to public health and relief.
“What do these Biden-Harris policies all have in common?
“They are designed to bribe the American people with their own money. Such irresponsible, superfluous spending will have real-life consequences for working families—they will crush thousands of jobs, shrink the economy, and lower wages.
“For the sake of America’s working men and women, President Biden should make good on his campaign promise and work with Republicans.”
COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Paduchik issued the following statement on Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s running to be the Democratic nominee for governor:
“Under Nan Whaley’s failed leadership, Dayton’s violent crime has spiked, poverty has risen to one of the highest levels in the nation, and incompetent infrastructure management left hundreds of thousands of Daytonians without water for days. Now, Nan Whaley wants a promotion. Ohioans deserve leaders who serve to better our communities, not build their own political resumes.”