Monday, March 08, 2010

Ohio AG GOP candidate Steve Christopher & the missing signatures

(AGC . . . News, Mansfield, Ohio) Tonight I attended a Meet the Candidates gathering in Mansfield, Ohio, which featured AG Republican candidates Steve Christopher and Sandy O’Brien running for Ohio Attorney General and Ohio Secretary of State, respectively. Both are strong conservative alternatives to the Republicans backed by the GOP. There were 3 candidates present for the State Senate as well as 4 candidates running for Richland County Commissioners.

Announced at the close of the meeting was the current Ohio Secretary of State, who is herself a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Jennifer Brunner, declared that Christopher had not had sufficient certified signatures on the petitions that he turned into the Secretary of States Office. He claims that he had turned in well over 2,750 signatures. However, Brunner acknowledges receiving only 750 signatures. In other words, the SOS claims that he does not have enough signatures to meet the requirement in order to appear on the ballot.

Christopher an attorney from Hardin County will be taking legal action in an attempt to get his name on the ballot and to find out what happened to the other 2,000 signatures, which were submitted to the AG’s office. RINO Republican Mike DeWine is Christopher’s opponent. I would not be surprised if this politician's hands may be somewhat soiled in a Chicago-style political move to do away with his opposition. Interestingly, Dave Yost, another conservative and a former candidate for AG switched to the State Auditor's race when DeWine entered the race for AG. Many conservatives do not trust Mike DeWine, whose defining moment was being one of the gang of 14 who successfully negotiated a compromise in the spring of 2005 to avoid the deployment of the so-called nuclear option over an organized use of the filibuster by Senate Democrats in relation to Bush's judicial nominations.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fyi - Brunner is the OH Secretary of State not the OH Attorney General

gregjaye said...

Anon, -

Thank you. I will correct the post.

Matt said...

Its because Kevin DeWine is the State chairman of the Republican party that Yost was pressured to switch races. Its nepotism!