Wednesday, November 02, 2005

BJ: RON Opposition Based on Repubican Fears of Issue 3

The BJ has a well-researched inside-baseball story on the Republican efforts to oppose Issue 4. A few highlights:

-Staffers of Rep. Pat DeWine and Speaker Jon Husted worked have logged time doing anti-Issue 4 work, including putting together the faux post-RON maps.

-House staffers worked directly with Ohio First Campaign Director Tom Whatman

-Internally, the pitch to Republican lawmakers is all about the political effects on Republican hegemony. Those process arguments they make are apparently only for us plebes.

-Ohio First has enlisted George Voinovich and Ralph Regula to work over newspaper editorial boards.

In other news two new RON ads are out.