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NDRC 2018 Electoral Targets

National Democratic Redistricting Committee

"State Senate. Half of the Ohio Senate seats up for election in 2018. Along with the Governor, State Auditor, and Secretary of State, these are four-year terms, meaning they will have map drawing authority. We’re focused on breaking the Republican supermajority."

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Andrew Brenner Falsely Claims He Didn’t Take ECOT Cash

Posted May 21, 2018
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Plunderbund

"Louise Valentine is having none of it. Her campaign released a statement today accusing Brenner of “flatly lying” and calling on him to “donate the $27,564 he received from the CEO of ECOT to a local PTO or scholarship fund.” Read it here.

It’s worth noting that Brenner will have a tough time complying with Valentine’s demand for him to return the ECOT cash. Brenner’s campaign bank account is essentially dry after a bruising primary in which he narrowly defeated his Republican opponent. Where did the money go? Much of went right back to Andrew and his wife, Sara."

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2018 Races to Watch: Senate District 19

Posted May 29, 2018
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Plunderbund

"Central Ohio’s Senate District 19 is one of Plunderbund’s Races to Watch for 2018. The seat is being vacated by term-limited Kris Jordan, who is hoping to switch seats with current Powell State Representative Andrew Brenner. Democrat Louise Valentine is challenging Brenner for the seat."

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Rep. Brenner claim about ECOT donations draws fire

Posted May 21, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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Jim Siegel - Columbus Dispatch

"However, Brenner’s statement is disingenuous.
Lager gave Brenner $27,565 through three contributions, in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
There is no separating Lager from ECOT, which received about $1 billion in state money since 2000. He started the school, ran it, profited from it and used some of those profits to give $2.5 million to state candidates and political parties. About 93 percent of that money went to Republicans, who have run much of state government since 2000."

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