REMINDER: Vote TODAY in primaries around the Buckeye State!
Today is Election Day in many municipalities, and voters have an opportunity to ensure that pro-gun candidates will be on the ballot this November.
In Cincinnati, Buckeye Firearms Association has endorsed Charlie Winburn for Mayor. In a campaign shaped by the city's trouble with street crime, Councilman Charlie Winburn has also earned the endorsement of crime-fighting former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and is, in our opinion, the candidate who would be best to lead city government out of its anti-gun mindset. Winburn can be counted on to attack the city's crime problem by focusing his efforts on criminals, rather than on law-abiding citizens. In the year 2000, Winburn worked with the NRA to challenge the city's reckless lawsuit against gun manufacturers. One of his opponents, the term-limited State Sen. Mark Mallory, was a consistent anti-gun vote in the Statehouse, and pro-gun voters would do well to keep him away from this executive office.
In Toledo, Buckeye Firearms Association has endorsed Councilman Rob Ludeman for Mayor. Two successive anti-gun administrations in the Glass City have passed useless assault weapons and inexpensive gun bans, and which have posted "no-guns" signs in city parks and busses, all the while overseeing a rise in violent crime. Today, pro-gun voters have a chance to vote FOR a man who opposed these ordinances and policies and AGAINST the men who are responsible for them, all at the same time. Republican Councilman Rob Ludeman is facing off against anti-gun former Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, and anti-gun current Mayor Jack Ford.
The top two vote-getters in mayoral races in both Toledo and Cincinnati in today's elections will then face one another in the November elections. The best chance to make a difference with your vote is in off-year elections. Since fewer voters come to the polls, every vote cast is that much more powerful.
Don't forget to vote TODAY in Toledo and Cincinnati, or anywhere in Ohio where the polls are open!