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Episode 24: Review of May 3rd Primary in Ohio

Episode 24, Segment 1

Episode 24, Segment 2

Episode 24, Segment 3

Guest Commentator: Barbara Holwadel

  • Segment 1: Statewide Races
  • Segment 2: Local Races
  • Segment 3: August Primary - State Central Committees

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Introduction

  • Guest Commentator: Barbara Holwadel – liberty activist and candidate for State Central Committee

  • Welcome back after an extended hiatus!

  • Review of the Ohio May 3rd Primary and the upcoming August 2nd (maybe) primary

    • Segment 1: Statewide Races

    • Segment 2: Local Races

    • Segment 3: Second Primary???

  • Vote total source of data: 2018, 2022

Barbara Holwadel

In 2018, she fought (almost single-handedly) to stop an income tax increase in the city of Madeira and ran for council in 2019. The next year, she led the effort to stop SORTA from raking in tens of millions of dollars to prop up outmoded public-transportation models that ignore consumers’ modern travel preferences - such as Uber/Lyft ride vouchers. Then, in 2021 she organized opposition to the County Parks levy – one that effectively doubled our taxes. The Cincinnati Enquirer even labeled her Greater Cincinnati’s Anti-Tax Crusader.

Segment 1:

Governor Results

  • Vote totals

    DeWine

    DeWine
    w/o Dem crossover

    Renacci

    Blystone

    Hood

    514,374

    290,300

    299,515

    232,716

    22,212

    48.1%

    34.8%

    28.0% - 35.9% R only

    21.8% - 27.9% R only

    2.1% - 2.7% R only

  • Successful split the vote approach

  • Democrat crossover

    • May 2018 Primary – Total of 834,967 votes cast Republican; 1,514,705 total, 55.1% R

    • May 2022 Primary – Total of 1,059,041 votes cast Republican; 1,551,630 total, 68.3% R

      • 224,074 Democrats voted in Republican primary (21.2% of total Republican voters)

Senate Results

  • Vote totals

    Vance

    Mandel

    Dolan

    Gibbons

    Timken

    Pukita

    Patel

    340,991

    253,0151

    247,042

    123,417

    62,237

    22,478

    9,897

    32.2%

    23.9%

    23.3%

    11.7%

    5.9%

    2.1%

    0.9%

  • JD Vance particulars

    • Great victory speech, good objectives

    • Need to get behind him to insure he lives up to his word

  • Power of Trump Endorsement?

Secretary of State Results

  • Vote totals

    LaRose

    Adams

    607,144

    331,814

    64.7%

    35.3%

  • Off the wall Trump Endorsement

Segment 2

Local Results

  • Hamilton County results

    • Gov: DeWine 61%, Renacci 30.91%, Blystone 6.27%, Hood 1.82%

    • Senate: Vance 30.75%, Dolan 27.50%, Mandel 19.29%, Gibbons 11.19%, Timken 9.33%

    • SOS: LaRose 69.93%, Adams 30.07%

    • Warren Davidson 45.63% vs Phil Heimlich 54.37% ???

Establishment Assault Against Conservative County Central Committee

  • A precinct level office

  • Never before has any “campaign” been mounted beyond door to door

  • Establishment candidates recruited against most of the conservative candidates

  • Six mailers supporting the establishment person

    • Identical boilerplate slogans and statements with only the name and photo swapped

    • Roughly $5000 in cost per precinct!

  • Effective in almost all cases

  • Why is the local party declaring war on grassroots people?

    • What will this mean to local GOP candidates that are used to the free labor of grassroots org’s?

Segment 3

Ohio Redistricting

  • Still in limbo

    • Latest maps submitted are simply the February 24th maps that have already been rejected

    • No primary date set.

State Central Committee

  • What is SCC?

    • Board of directors for the GOP (66 members)

      • Define objectives, priorities, and plans

    • Should be the mechanism for voters to influence the party!

      • Currently more about deciding what the voters must accept.

      • February endorsement meeting, total rejection of republican principles

        • Against will of the people, openly stated voters too ignorant to choose

        • Endorsed a governor who has higher rating from Democrats!

        • Did not even consider any non-incumbents!

  • Current ORP issues

    • Accounting issues – Mark Bainbridge, Laura Rosenberger

      • $3mil in “missing funds” – written off 2017, 2018, 2021

      • As of 3/31 $196k cash on hand

      • Total receipts in past year $2.5mil

    • Heavy handed endorsements (36for/26against/4not present)

      • SCC 8 current members both endorsed Mike DeWine in spite of all the damage he has done to citizens of Ohio

      • 19 of the 36 were people directly employed by DeWine!

      • DeWine/Paduchek iron fist

      • The latest Trump endorsement back room deals

  • What effect did the SCC have on the recent primary?

  • What can happen if we elect members that are willing to represent the voters and not the incumbent politicians

Barbara & George for SCC 8

  • Key objectives:

    • Transparency: Accounting (audits)

    • Accountability: eliminate secret votes, why no campaign finance rules for SCC/CCC

    • Represent voters, not incumbent politicians

      • Need to restore faith in the party and set the direction for the future

      • Need a party to represent the voters at the local level i.e. judges, sheriff...

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