Friday, February 19, 2010

RELEASE: Ohio House Republicans Continue Robust Presence to Regain Majority


COLUMBUS –The Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC) today announced that House Republicans are well positioned to help put Ohio back on the right track.  A strong slate of candidates are set to run this November to help Republicans regain the majority in the Ohio House.

"Many of our Republican candidates have said it is their 'duty' to run for the Ohio House so they can help solve the crises we currently face,”  said House Republican Leader William G. Batchelder (R-Medina).  “These fine men and women have already served their city, state, and country in numerous other ways already and we are humbled by their willingness and desire to serve in this new capacity.”

Under the guidance of House Republican Leader Bill Batchelder (R-Medina) and OHROC Chairman Rep. Matt Huffman, the House Republicans are raising money, recruiting strong candidates across the state and implementing a campaign strategy to regain the majority in the Ohio House in 2010. 

"Our caucus began recruitment efforts 15 months ago and we are privileged to say that we have nearly 99 Republican candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives,” said OHROC Chairman Matt Huffman (R-Lima).
In 2008, Republicans lost the majority in the Ohio House by fewer than 2,000 votes in the aggregate. Leader Batchelder, Rep. Huffman and OHROC officials say they are honored and humbled by the statewide support for the House Republican Caucus.

"I am pleased that our caucus has such a diverse mix of Republican candidates,” said OHROC Executive Director Mike Dittoe.  “Profiles for our candidates include small-business owners, teachers, engineers, doctors, veterans, entrepreneurs, and local elected officials."