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Ohio Republicans

From the Hotline:

May 24, 2005 – The Cincinnati Enquirer (5/24, Wilkinson) reports, “Today, congressional candidate Pat DeWine will become the second Republican to hit the TV airwaves, with a 30-second spot in which he ties himself to two formidable Republican names — Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. The ad, which will start airing on all Cincinnati broadcast TV stations, also points to the now-Hamilton County commissioner’s record on Cincinnati City Council, where he successfully led an effort to roll back the city’s portion of the property tax.” The ad “describes DeWine as a ‘Ronald Reagan conservative’ who will go to Congress and vote to ‘make the Bush tax cuts permanent.’” Republican candidate Jean Schmidt “beat DeWine to the airwaves by about a week, spending $30,000 for a TV ad that is no longer being shown on broadcast stations but is still on cable.”

Republicans don’t need another DeWine right now, thank you. You’allhave another Voinovich up your sleeve too?

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