February 1, 2010 Dear Friend, I know that in the last few days, many of you have seen emails

attacking me. My favorite was the charge that I am against traditional marriage. My bride of almost 43 years and the mother of our 8 children was, needless to say, not amused! Our campaign has great momentum. I lead liberal Democrat Richard Cordray in the polls. We out raised him in the reports filed Friday by $264,000. And, we have over a million in the bank. I look forward to running with a great Republican ticket and working with you in its months ahead. What follows is my conservative voting record. If you have any questions, give me a call at 937-776-5080. Very respectfully yours,

Mike DeWine • During his service in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, Mike DeWine maintained a 100% pro-life voting record, helped lead the fight to put an end to the brutal partial-birth abortion practice, and wrote the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Mike DeWine believes that marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. That’s why he co-sponsored and voted in support of a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mike DeWine worked hard to ensure the confirmation of conservative judges to the federal courts -- judges who will judge and not legislate. DeWine is proud to have fought for the confirmations of both Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito to the Supreme Court. Mike DeWine’s actions with the so-called Gang of 14, resulted in: A. Confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts. B. Confirmation of numerous Circuit Court Judges whom the Democrats had unjustly blocked. C. Preserved the filibuster that Republicans in the Senate can now use against President Obama.

D. In all likelihood prevented President Obama' s health care bill from passing. If the judicial filibuster had been eliminated, a simple majority of Democrats in this Congress could have voted to eliminate the legislative filibuster, paving the way for easy (51 votes) passage of Obama' s health care bill. • Mike DeWine believes strongly in the 2nd Amendment and an individual’s right to bear arms. Government should focus on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals -- not law abiding citizens! DeWine respects the right of Americans to carry firearms for protection and self-defense. He supports Ohio’s concealed carry law and as Attorney General, he will work to expand reciprocity agreements with other states. Choice in education is important in promoting success. That is why as Chairman of the District of Columbia Appropriations Subcommittee in the Senate, Mike DeWine led the successful fight, against strong Democrat opposition, for the Washington, DC school vouchers program. For businesses to thrive and families to prosper, Mike DeWine believes we should keep taxes low. In the Senate, DeWine supported and voted for lowering taxes including two of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history that resulted in tax cuts for 4.4 million Ohioans.

Ratings, awards and endorsements: • Mike DeWine has been endorsed in his Attorney General campaign by Ohio Right to Life for his commitment to the pro-life cause. He has a 100% pro-life voting record spread over his career and he earned a 0% rating by NARAL, indicating a solid pro-life voting record. The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded Mike DeWine the Spirit of Enterprise Award 5 times when he was in the U.S. Senate. This indicates a strong commitment to American business. Mike DeWine is a 5 time winner of the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Guarding of Small Business award and received a perfect 100% rating in 3 sessions of Congress. Mike DeWine knows that small business is the backbone of the American economy. Mike DeWine has been endorsed by Ohio Veterans United because of his staunch support of our Military and Veterans. In 2006, Mike DeWine was one of four legislators to receive the Military Coalition’s highest award, the Award of Merit. The independent research website www.ontheissues.org rated Mike DeWine, on his past votes, as “Right Conservative.” This is the same designation given to John Kasich, Rob Portman, John Boehner, Jim Jordan, and Jean Schmidt.

Paid for by Mike DeWine for Ohio, 2587 Conley Road, Cedarville, OH 45314 JB Hadden, Treasurer

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