Of the two Republican nominees for Ohio Governor, Mary Taylor is clearly more favorable to grassroots conservative issues and principles. In her responses, Taylor more frequently describes local governments being responsible for local issues such as education, and minimizing the day-to-day footprint of larger governments. Mike DeWine’s responses must be couched with skepticism as his record (and a decades-long record it is) shows a willingness expand government’s role for the simple sake of closing a deal. Totally Engaged Americans of Lorain County argues against this instinct, which is why Mary Taylor is the strongest choice to be Ohio’s next governor.
During the next governor’s term, Ohio must decide how to manage Medicaid Expansion and Common Core. It’s unfortunate that these programs began under a Republican governor and legislature, and they will either become permanent or shrink depending on who wins in November. Mary Taylor has consistently campaigned on their elimination. Now Mike DeWine has promised to end these programs as well, but we have to ask who is more trustworthy. When Mike DeWine voted against the party while in the Senate, he moved to the left. When Mary Taylor voted against her party while in the Ohio House, she stayed to the right.
Mary Taylor is running an uphill battle against a well-known opponent with establishment backing. The Ohio Republican Party, despite promising not to, made party endorsements which included that of Mike DeWine. This old school backroom deal-making will continue until it finally fails, thus voting for Mary Taylor has the added benefit of opposing this brand of party politics. Totally Engaged Americans of Lorain County wants to put forward the more bold and conservative candidate to campaign through the tough 2018 race for Ohio’s governor, and Mary Taylor has earned our support.