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BUBP 307 North Market Street West Union, Ohio 45693 Complainant, vs. TED STRICKLAND, YVETTE McGEE BROWN, STRICKLAND FOR GOVERNOR, JOHN P. BRODY, TREASURER 65 East State Street, Suite 1800 Columbus, Ohio 43215 Respondents. Case No.
O C T 2 5 2U10 OHIO ELECTIONS COMlVliSS
State of Ohio County of Franldin
Darmy Bubp, being first duly sworn, deposes and says as follows: 1. knowledge. 2. I am a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). I currently serve in I am a registered Ohio voter and make this Complaint based upon my personal
the Ohio House of Representatives. I have an A+ rating from the NRA and was endorsed by the NRA in my current campaign for reelection to the Ohio House. As a proud NRA member, I am outraged that Ted Strickland is lying about John Kasich's NRA rating. 3. John Kasich and Mary Taylor are the Republican candidates for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor in the general election to be decided on November 2, 2010. Respondents
Ted Strickland and Yvette McGee Brown are the Democrat candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the general election to be decided on November 2, 2010. 4. Under R.C. 3517.01(B)(3), the joint candidates for Governor and Lieutenant
Governor are a single "candidate" for certain purposes, including for the purpose of having a single campaign committee. Respondent Strickland for Governor is the campaign committee that has been duly authorized by Respondents Ted Strickland and Yvette McGee Brown to act on their behalf Committee. 5. Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a true copy of a "Media Advisory" press release Respondent John P. Brody is the Treasurer of the Strickland for Governor
that has been sent out by Respondents to the various news media in an effort to influence the results of the election. This press release falsely refers to: "John Kasich's . . . 'F' rating from the National Rifle Association. 6. In fact, John Kasich does not have an 'F' rating from the National Rifle
Association. As can readily be verified from the NRA website [at www.nrapvf org/upcomingelections/Ohio.aspx ] John Kasich has a 'B' rating from the National Rifle Association. A true copy of this portion of the NRA website is attached hereto as Exhibit B. 7. In fact, the NRA website shows that the only member of either gubernatorial
ticket with an 'F' rating from the NRA is Ted Strickland's chosen candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Yvette McGee Brown. 8. Respondents either knew that John Kasich has a 'B' rating from the NRA or have
recklessly refused to check his true rating. Nonetheless Respondents have chosen to falsely represent that John Kasich has an 'F' rating.
R.C. 3517.21(B)(10) makes it unlawful to "[p]ost, publish, circulate, distribute, or
otherwise disseminate a false statement concerning a candidate, either knowing the same to be false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not, if the statement is designed to promote the election, nomination, or defeat of the candidate." 10. Respondents made the above false statement either knowing it to be false or with
reckless disregard of its truth or falsity and in an attempt to influence the results of the election. WHEREFORE, Complainant requests that Respondents be found in violation of R.C. 3517.21(B)(10) and that they be appropriately sanctioned. Further Affiant sayeth nought.
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* * * M e d i a Advisory*** SATURDAY: Governor Stricl<land t o Continue RV Tour of Southeast Ohio COLUMBUS - On Saturday, October 23, Governor Ted Strickland will continue his 2-day tour of Southeast Ohio in the Sportsmen for Strickland RV. At each stop, Strickland will contrast his record of creating jobs and protecting the rights of sportsmen and gun owners with Congressman John Kasich's record of supporting outsourcing and his 'F' rating from the National Rifle Association. Saturday, October 2 3 Washington County l^eet and Greet WHO: Governor Ted Strickland and Congressman Charlie Wilson ,WHEN: 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Washington County Democratic Headquarters, 121 Putnam St., Suite 107, Marietta Athens County M e e t a n d Greet WHO: Governor Ted Strickland and Congressman Charlie Wilson WHEN: 12:15 p.m. W H E R E : Athens County Democratic Headquarters, 77 1/2 East State St., Athens Gallia County Meet and Greet |WHO: Governor Ted Strickland IWHEN: 2:15 p.m. WHERE: Gallia County Democratic Headquarters, 400 2nd Ave., Gallipolis Lawrence County Meet and Greet WHO: Governor Ted Strickland |WHEN: 4:15 p.m. WHERE: McGinnis Inc., 502 2nd Street East, South Point Southern Ohio Ball WHO: Governor Ted Strickland WHEN: 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Shawnee State University, 940 Second St., Portsmouth ###
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National Rifle Association | Political Victory Fund | Local Grades
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GOVERNOR John Kasich (R)
Grade: B Grade: A +
i^ Ted Strickland (D)
WHY WE ENDORSE THIS CANDIDATE
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Mary Taylor (R)
Grade: A Grade: F
Yvette McGee Brown (D)
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN