The same logo used in Jon Husted’s lit piece is being protested by GOP State Central Committee candidates in Butler County.

They’ve even issued a SCAM ALERT on their campaign website:

The Ohio Republican Party (ORP) under the leadership of Kevin DeWine, recently spent over $330,000 for campaign direct mailings. Most state wide mailings include a “look-alike” Tea Party logo, seen below, in an attempt to scam and confuse potential voters into believing these candidates are endorsed by Tea Party organizations.
They are NOT.

In many cases the candidates promoted by the ORP have never attended a Tea Party meeting, and their supporters are fighting against Tea Party members seeking election to local and State Central Committee positions.

In Butler County Ohio, District #4 candidates Tim Evans and Mary Swain included the scam logo on their recent campaign literature. (click either name to view mailing)

The real candidates that have been part of the Tea Party movement since the beginning also support many other conservative organizations. They are:

Bobbi Radeck
State Central Committee District #4 women & precinct WC41

Mark Haverkos
State Central Committee District #4 man & precinct WC42

Matt Hurley at Weapons of Mass Discussion is not amused, and is calling for any candidate who the Ohio GOP used this logo to condemn it.  Presumably, that would include Jon Husted.

Begun, the authenticity wars have….

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