Flush with campaign cash, Gov. Taft supports KEY RACES

With his own campaign war chest overflowing, Gov. Bob Taft is sharing the largess with fellow Republicans in key races across the state.

Governor Taft gave $5,500 each to the two Republican candidates for Supreme Court. Incumbent Justice Evelyn Stratton is locked in a re-election battle with Democratic Cuyahoga County Commissioner Janet Burnside. Lt. Gov. Maureen O’Connor is opposed by Democrat Hamilton County Municipal Judge Tim Black.

Governor Taft initially said he thought his campaign was prohibited from directly contributing to the court candidates. Later, campaign spokesman Orest Holubec said, "He can, and he’s maxed out." During the home stretch, the Republican candidates for Supreme Court outpaced their Democratic opponents more than three to one .

The governor has given $5,000 each to the House and Senate Republican campaign committees and contributed to numerous individual legislators locked in hometown battles.

Read the whole story in the Toledo Blade.

Help us fight for your rights!

Become a member of Buckeye Firearms Association and support our grassroots efforts to defend and advance YOUR RIGHTS!

Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter

Get weekly news and instant alerts on the latest laws and politics that affect your gun rights. Enjoy cutting-edge commentary. Be among the first to hear about gun raffles, firearms training, and special events. Read more.

We respect your privacy and your email address will be kept confidential.


Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots organization dedicated to defending and advancing the right of citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. Read more.