via Brown campaign site:
Ohio Republican incumbent Senator Mike DeWine reached a new low in negative campaigning today when he used images of the American tragedy of 9/11 to smear his opponent in the U. S. Senate campaign, Ohio Congressman Sherrod Brown.
It is not the first time DeWine has used underhanded distortions in a campaign. During his failed bid against American hero and astronaut Senator John Glenn an Ohio newspaper reported the DeWine campaign claiming, “?if Glenn had his way the Berlin Wall still would be standing and former Soviet republics still would be enslaved.” [Columbus Dispatch, 10/27/92]
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OK, I sent out an email to the peeps already but wanted everyone to know that there will be no Drinking Liberally Delaware tonight. We’re having it next week so that everyone can go see the Delaware Couny Democratic Party screening of An Inconvenient Truth! I have a friend’s wedding to go to or I’d be there too. Hopefully there will be another showing. Be sure to show your support to a county that is increasingly important and increasingly going purple to blue!
See ya’ll next week for some pint raising democracy!
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OK, so first we news of the fundraising being neck and neck despite Bush coming to town to raise some big plate dollars. Next we have news that despite his first feel good ad about firefighters, Republican Mike DeWine voted AGAINST funding them.
NOW we have word on the street that Republican Mike DeWine is running attack ads on TV against Sherrod Brown. Attacks ads? In mid July? Holy internal polls batman, this looks like horrible news for Republican Mike DeWine. Quick! Get the Swiftboat Veterans for DeWine on the phone! This one’s losing blood doctor! Stat!
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I referenced this before and noticed a post by Renee in Ohio over at BSB that i wanted to pick up on. The article she cites points out my blowback theory as it relates to the overreaching of the right in their use of religion for partisan gain:
“We are furious that the religious right has made Jesus into a Republican. That’s idolatry,” Campolo said. “To recreate Jesus in your own image rather than allowing yourself to be created in Jesus’ image is what’s wrong with politics.”
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Today, the AP revealed that Ken Blackwell, who wants to privatize the Ohio Turnpike by leasing it to a foreign company for 99 years, tried to get out of paying tolls on the exact same Turnpike.
On a trip last week promoting the moneymaking potential of the Ohio Turnpike, gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell paid no tolls.
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