Via an emailer (link inserts are mine):
Do you remember how the Ohio Republican Party rushed & duped [some of] the State Central Committee members to endorse Dave Yost against already-announced, conservative Seth Morgan for Auditor? And remember how [most] of the committee rubber-stamped it without even speaking to Seth Morgan?
Well, I had heard a rumor that the boys (DeWine, Husted & the ORP) were also punishing any elected officials who have, after vetting both candidates, endorsed Seth Morgan. (Do you see the “do as I say not as I do” paradigm at work here)?
That rumor was confirmed last night when two [conservative] State Reps told me that they were – among other things – being denied the use of bulk rate postage for their campaigns, specifically because they endorsed Seth Morgan. This is a resource to which all incumbents normally have access, so who knows what’s next.
This is of course (and again) wrong and should be admonished by everyone…especially by those who blindly chose to endorse in that race w/o speaking to BOTH candidates (the SCC vote was arranged as an up or down vote on Yost only). Really it says more about them (State Central Committee members, State Senators & County Auditors, etc.), than it does the corrupt, nepotistic Nancy’s at the ORP.
I have confirmed this with one of the State Reps and find this outrageous.
Let’s make sure we send a clear message in May and November. Namely, that we’re not going to vote for just any “R;” rather the R’s who deserve and earn our votes (Josh Mandel, Seth Morgan). That is the only way to correct their unacceptable behavior and encourage their redemption. If they don’t follow our lead, then they will “Whig Out” of existence as we start the arduous task of building a 3rd party.
The ball is in their court (so at least they have half a pair with which to start…).
UPDATE: More detail is at RightOhio, who posted on this at about 11:30 a.m.