Statement from Ohio Republican Party Chairman on Justice DeWine’s Decision to Seek Reelection

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.”



ORP Statement on Democrat John Cranley’s Gubernatorial Announcement

COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Executive Director Justin Bis issued the following statement on Democrat Mayor John Cranley’s gubernatorial bid:

“Ohioans need look no further than John Cranley’s mayoral record to know what kind of governor he would be—Cincinnatians face the third highest homicide rate per capita in the nation and suffer from sky high poverty rates, double Ohio’s.

“Like fellow Democrat Nan Whaley, John Cranley failed the very people and city he was elected to serve in pursuit of a bigger job.”