Ahead of tonight’s Ohio Governor debate in Dayton, American Bridge is launching a new ad slamming Attorney General Mike DeWine for putting himself ahead of Ohio law enforcement. Last month, the AP reported that DeWine refused to replace expired body armor for law enforcement officers for over a year. But while DeWine was ignoring the pleas of the officers he was endangering, he apparently was scheduled to get himself fitted for a brand new bulletproof vest.
The ad is geotargeted to swing voters in Dayton and begins running this afternoon before the debate.
“Police officers were literally begging Mike DeWine to replace their expired protective vests, but he ignored them for over a year,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Even worse, while he was endangering police officers in the field by denying them the proper protection, DeWine was scheduled to get himself fitted for a brand new bulletproof vest. The only thing Ohio families can trust about Mike DeWine is that he will always put himself ahead of them.”