Today I received a threatening letter from attorneys that purportedly represent disgraced, resigned, former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. In reality, they are likely paid for by an elderly liberal activist named Virginia Ragan.
Ms. Ragan is the largest donor to liberal Republicans and some Democrats in Ohio. And she has long held a deep-seated personal and political grudge against me.
Let me explain. In 2002, as head of the Ohio Taxpayers Association, I joined in a news conference with representatives of conservative groups that included the Christian Coalition of Ohio, Family First, the Ohio Gun Rights Coalition, and the Pro Family Network.
The reason for the news conference was because then RINO Governor Bob Taft had appointed Jo Ann Davidson to his cabinet. We criticized this pick because former Speaker Jo Ann Davidson was pro-abortion, pro-gun control, and supported higher taxes. In short, a Republican in Name Only (RINO).
After this news conference Ms. Ragan had me expelled from the board of the United Conservatives of Ohio. She controlled that group then with her checkbook and was close, "personal" friends with Jo Ann Davidson.
More recently Ms. Ragan's checkbook funded the effort to elect Cliff Rosenberger Speaker of the Ohio House. He resigned after a series of scandals that included the fact that Ms. Ragan had bought and provided he and Ryan Smith lodging in an expensive downtown Columbus condo.
Last year, Ms. Ragan made a whopping $10,000.00 contribution to Allison Russo. Ms. Russo is the pro-abortion, pro-gun control, higher tax loving Democrat Leader of the Ohio House. Additionally, she made a maximum contribution in the amount of $13,704.41 to my opponent in the 2022 Republican Primary for the Ohio House.
I will not be bullied by Virginia Ragan or any other liberal major donor who seeks to meddle in Ohio House primaries. That's why I need your help.
Please consider making a contribution to my exploratory campaign for the Ohio House by clicking on the online button below. Thank you in advance for any help that you can give.
P.S. In 2022 I was endorsed by and/or highly rated by nearly every grassroots, conservative organization. I'm proud of my approximately 37 year record of conservative Republican leadership!