It seems the television ad campaign calling out Republican Mike Duffey for his cuts to education is working. Duffey has been forced to go on defense, producing his own response ad – using his wife in a very similar setting – to try to counter the attack.

Moving Ohio Forward has been running the original 30-second TV spot featuring friend-of-the-blog Courtney Johnson. It calls out Duffey for voting in favor of $1.8 billion in cuts and for his vote on Senate Bill 5, the anti-union bill that was repealed with the help of nearly two-thirds of Franklin County voters.

Duffey’s latest ad uses his (also blond) wife but is clearly much less effective. It’s never a good sign when you’re playing defense four days before the election.

Moving Ohio Forward has also been running an ad in support of Duffey’s Democratic opponent and veteran teacher Donna O’Connor.

  • I live in Mike Duffey’s district and I am proud to say that I voted for Donna O’Connor. During the primary, O’Connor visited our neighborhood, spoke with us, and asked us for our support. Mike Duffey has been a water boy for Kasich by supporting budget cuts to schools, voting for SB 5, and being a cheerleader for Kasich’s trickle down economics. Duffey has been unavailable to his constituents and not very interested in our views. Donna O’Connor could teach Ohio’s Republicans a few things about education, and they need it.

  • They (GOP redistricting folks) moved my address from Mr Carney’s old district to Duffey’s. Rest assured, this retired teacher will be voting for Donna…Jim, NW Cols

  • Specifics? What would O’Connor “teach” them? How would she raise the income she planned to spend? Plunderbund.

  • Your address was originally moved into that district several years ago by Democrats…

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