And a face:
Mike DeWine, who is now using his own incompetence from 12 years ago to attack Sherrod Brown:
Expect fireworks this afternoon as Sherrod Brown’s campaign for U.S. Senate blasts the Republican National Committee and Sen. Mike DeWine’s reelection committee and demands that they immediately take down commercials with demonstrably false claims.
This goes to the new claim that Brown failed to pay $1,700 in unemployment taxes for 13 years. Brown thought something was wrong about that claim, checked it out through staff and learned today that he had in fact paid the debt in 1994. The state of Ohio — where DeWine was lieutenant governor at the time — screwed up matters and never released the lien until last year, according to the Brown campaign and records it unearthed.
“The DeWine campaign and the Republican Party must immediately pull down yet another advertisement that deceived voters with an attack we have proven to be false,” said Brown communications chief Joanna Kuebler. “Sen. DeWine should apologize for deceiving voters in a last-ditch attempt to save his career.”
Once the Democrats regain control, they must pass tougher laws on campaign finance, and ads. Both of these are a key to the culture of corruption.