Chairman’s Update: 2/20/24

Tomorrow is the start of early voting for the March 19, 2024 Primary Election, and we need as many Republicans as possible to get out and “Bank Your Vote.”While the focus of the Ohio Republican Party is always on winning in November, there are many important races going on across the state for the 2024 primary. From the courthouse to the White House, there are strong conservative candidates who are fighting for your vote. I have a deep respect for anyone willing to step into the political arena, and I encourage you to do your research and make an informed decision before casting your vote for your preferred Republican candidates.Last night, I had the opportunity to see three of those candidates face off at Findlay University for the second U.S. Senate Republican Primary debate. I enjoyed the robust discussion and came away feeling more confident than ever that we are going to finally retire Sherrod Brown after fifty years of running for elected office. Each of the candidates on stage would be a vast improvement over the far-left career politician who occupies that seat and will be a strong voice for the people of Ohio alongside Senator J.D. Vance.

God Bless,Alex M. TriantafilouChairmanOhio Republican Party

Chairman’s Update – 2/12/2024

I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy Superbowl Sunday with friends and family. In my mind, the end of the NFL season is always a good indicator that we will really begin to see the campaign season ramp up, especially with critical races like the U.S. Senate and Presidency on the ballot.

One thing is as clear as ever—Joe Biden is unfit to lead this great nation as Commander-in-Chief. Last week, a bombshell report was released that says Biden “willfully” retained classified documents but won’t be charged because he’s an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

We have known for a long time that Joe Biden does not have the mental acuity to make the important decisions for our country, but this report strongly underscores the need to retire Joe Biden and send President Trump back to the White House.

Biden will also be in Ohio this week to finally get his campaign photo-op in East Palestine, albeit a year late and a dollar short. Despite this half-hearted attempt to save face, this is clearly just another failure from the most divisive president of my lifetime.

As always, I look forward to continuing my travels around Ohio and seeing you on the campaign trail. Thank you for all of the work that has already been done for our GOP candidates, but there is much more to do.

God Bless,

Alex M. Triantafilou
Chairman
Ohio Republican Party

Triantafilou: Biden a Year Late and Dollar Short in East Palestine

DEAR EDITOR: Politics is everywhere, and many decisions elected officials make have at least a degree of political consideration.

However, this country has a rich tradition of putting aside political differences in the face of disaster and tragedy. Unfortunately, among the divisive rhetoric of the Biden Administration, who calls their opponents “extremists” and even “semi-fascists,” this point seems to have been lost.

On February 3, 2023, the disaster in East Palestine rocked not only the community, but the country at large. Journalists, elected officials, government agencies, and humanitarian groups all quickly responded to give this disaster the attention it deserves.

It seems the only person who was not willing to help was Joe Biden. Rather than taking time away from his many vacations to help the people of East Palestine, he made vague promises of visiting “at some point.”

Now it is a year later, with a Presidential Election less than a year away, and Biden has now decided to come in at the 11th hour for his campaign photo op. As an Ohioan from the completely opposite side of the state (Hamilton County), it is devastating to watch the way this President is now trying to resuscitate his collapsed presidency for political expedience at the expense of people in northeast Ohio.

It is well known that East Palestine is a largely conservative area of the state. The Commander-and-Chief should have been able to set that fact aside to help people in need in a timely manner.

Despite this half-hearted attempt to save face, this is clearly just another failure from the most divisive President of my lifetime.

Triantafilou Releases Statement on Biden’s Visit to East Palestine

COLUMBUS–Today, Chairman Alex Triantafilou released the following statement on the announcement that Joe Biden will finally visit East Palestine:

“This clumsy Biden Administration has now decided to visit the good people of East Palestine only as a campaign stop to try and resuscitate his collapsed presidency. How foolishly transparent. When the victims there needed Joe Biden, he was out to lunch. Too little, too late.” – Chairman Alex Triantafilou, Ohio Republican Party

Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted Endorses President Donald J. Trump

COLUMBUS—Today, as the Presidential Primary Election officially kicks off in Iowa, Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted has cast his 2024 endorsement for President Donald J. Trump.

“The Ohio Republican Party looks forward to working with Lieutenant Governor Husted to deliver another major victory for Donald J. Trump here in Ohio. Husted’s strong background in workforce development and improving Ohio’s business climate fits hand in glove with President Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda.”—Chairman Alex M. Triantafilou, Ohio Republican Party

Previously, Husted served as a delegate to the 2020 Republican National Convention and co-chair of Trump’s re-election campaign in Ohio.

The Ohio Republican Party State Central and Executive Committee endorsed President Trump on December 1, 2023.

Sherrod Brown Chooses Far-Left Liberals Over Police

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and Ohioans across the Buckeye State are reminded of the selfless sacrifice and bravery of all of Ohio’s police officers.

Unfortunately, Sherrod Brown’s record shows that he does not share that appreciation.

The reality is, when law enforcement needed support the most, far-left liberal Sherrod Brown caved and appeased the anti-police wing of his party, aligning himself with the likes of Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.

Now that he is up for re-election, Brown wants nothing more than Ohioans to forget that he was an original co-sponsor of Democrats’ Justice In Policing Act of 2020 which, among other things, aimed to limit qualified immunity for police officers. Not to mention his claim that policing ‘reinforces’ racism as he demonized the brave officers who defend our communities.

Years later, Brown’s inability to stand up for law enforcement continues to have a ripple effect, with cities like Cleveland continuing to lose police officers and departments being dangerously understaffed.

Bottom Line: If Sherrod Brown was a friend of law-enforcement, he wouldn’t have turned his back on them and aligned with the far-left policies of Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.

ICYMI… Federal judge tosses lawsuit challenging Ohio’s voter ID law

In case you missed it… Earlier this year, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio GRANTED a motion for the Ohio Republican Party to intervene against Marc Elias’ lawsuit to undermine House Bill 458, which included commonsense election protections such as requiring photo ID.

Today, those efforts paid off as a federal judge threw out the lawsuit from left-leaning groups challenging a Republican-backed Ohio law requiring voters to show ID at the polls and altering the state’s early-voting times, among other changes.

Ohio GOP Chair Alex Triantafilou, in a statement responding to the order, said, “Election integrity is integral to our system of government, and the Ohio Republican Party will always fight for commonsense measures to secure fair and accurate elections.”

“HB 458 at most requires only a tiny fraction of Ohio voters to modify their voting behavior—and imposes nothing more than minimal burdens to do so,” the Ohio GOP’s motion for summary judgment stated. The motion also asserted that the plaintiffs in the lawsuit “failed to identify even a single voter who was prevented from—or even impeded in—voting in” statewide elections held in May and August last year.

Read the full article in Cleveland.com here: https://www.cleveland.com/news/2024/01/federal-judge-tosses-lawsuit-challenging-ohios-photo-id-law.html 

Sherrod Brown is No Friend of Law Enforcement

If you are covering Sherrod Brown’s event in Toledo today, please consider the following statement:

“In 2020, Sherrod Brown claimed that policing ‘reinforces’ racism and demonized the brave officers who defend our communities. If Brown was a friend of law-enforcement, he wouldn’t have turned his back on them when they needed support the most.”—Ohio Republican Party Spokesman Dan Lusheck