Throwing Stones In Glass Houses: Marion Republican Party Chairman Blasts 26th District Candidate Melissa Ackison For “Crossing The Line.” Looking Closer At The Local Political Glass Houses #Marionwatch Investigates Earlier this week Republican Chairman Robert Schultz authored a post on the official Marion County Republican Party Facebook Page Stating: “As Chairman of the Marion County Republican Party I believe those seeking a “Public Office” should refrain from personal attacks. “Slash and burn” comments are unacceptable. Throughout much of the campaign for the 26th District Ohio Senate seat I have observed behavior I believe compromises the integrity and values of our great Republican Party. Certainly, candidates can disagree on issues and policy, but when comments are made with malicious, spiteful or harmful intent they are unacceptable. I urge Candidate Melissa Ackison to refrain from personal attacks for the remainder of this campaign. Personal attacks against those who disagree with her are not acceptable within the Marion County Republican Party.” MONN #MarionWatch will take a closer look at the local political glass houses on BOTH sides of the political spectrum: As we continue down this rabbit hole of insanity in local politics, we would like to point out that the post that is the main subject of this article leaves out many important circumstances in what has been called the most brutal State Senate Race in Ohio History. MONN #MarionWatch Co-Founder Retired Marion Deputy Sheriff Detective Dennis Potts was present at a press conference hosted by the Ratliff Law Firm, Melissa Ackison, and former Marion County Sheriff- now Licensed Private Investigator Ron Scheiderer in which it was announced that Ackison had retained the services of the Ratliffs and Mr. Scheiderer to investigate a series of events that ultimately led to the official filing of a Defamation Lawsuit against well-known allies of the Reineke Campaign including controversial Pastor Gary Click. Gary Click has been widely covered in conjunction to several very serious issues by Tiffin Media including his piece entitled “Controversial pastor and state rep. candidate Gary Click: Here’s what you need to know,” which highlights Pastor Click’s tactics including a verbal face to face encounter with Melissa Ackison at the Union County Fair, video below. The Reineke Campaign has also released several radio and television ads blasting Ackison, however these ads leave out some very important factors of which MONN Sr Investigative Reporters will be discussing with Melissa Ackison tomorrow February 15, 2020 @ 4PM on our Facebook Page LIVE! Read the full story here.
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GOP Ohio Senate candidate Bill Reineke accused of dirty tactics, orchestrating letter to Melissa Ackison
Did the chief operating officer of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign really send a letter to Ohio Senate candidate Melissa Ackison (R-Marysville), demanding her to cease usage of photos of her alongside the president? Or was it potentially a “fake letter” sent by an operative working on behalf of Ackison’s opponent, current State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin)? Ackison, a small business owner and conservative activist from Marysville, believes the latter is more likely. Read the full article here
I am writing this letter as a concerned Ohioian. On March 17, there will be a primary election. For those that vote early, please pay attention to the following. This letter is meant to inform all free-thinking citizens of someone who is working to be our voice in the Ohio State Senate: Melissa Ackison. She is determined to speak for the people that vote her into office. Melissa is concerned with issues that affect all of us in our daily living. Here is a partial list of issues that Melissa Ackison will fight for in office: economic climate, welfare and entitlement reform, energy, immigration, schools, veterans, parents choice holistic health benefits, human trafficking, opiate epidemic, abolitionist, gun rights, and protection of children from depravity. Do you know who your current representative for your district is? There's a reason for that; he hasn't done anything for you or else you'd know who he is. I have been watching and learning about our government, local, state and federal, for numerous years. I am very selective about the people I recommend to represent the people in my community. Melissa Ackison will represent the people in the following counties: Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Wyandot, Union, Sandusky and Seneca. Check her out on Facebook. I believe you will see a straightforward, hardworking, truthful candidate who will earn your trust. Peggy Mooney, Nevada See it in the in the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum Here
Melissa Ackison describes herself as a “conservative candidate and political outlaw.” In an interview with Ohio Business Daily, Ackison lived up to that claim. She discussed her determination to represent working people, why having an abortion when she was 16 led her to become a strong advocate for banning the procedure, and why she is the “mini-Trump of Ohio politics.” Ackison said she wants to serve in the Ohio Senate to be a voice of the people of Columbus, whom she said have been left behind. Read the full Article here
MARYSVILLE — The contentious Republican Party primary race in Ohio's 26th Senate District didn't escalate Wednesday in Union County, but it didn't exactly cool off, either. State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, and Marysville business owner Melissa Ackison were on the same stage, but, per rules laid out by the Union County Republican Party, were not allowed to directly address each other during a candidate forum in Marysville. The two candidates entered and exited the stage inside the Veteran's Auditorium at the county building from opposite sides and did not acknowledge each other. Each candidate was given four minutes to address the audience and then the audience was allowed to ask questions. Both touted their conservative credentials during the event. Ackison addressed the audience first, breaking into a stream-of-consciousness speech to cover the issues on which her campaign is built. Read the full story here.
COLUMBUS — Friday was the deadline for candidates in the state of Ohio to file annual reports containing campaign contributions and expenses. Since there is little-to-no public polling conducted for state-level races, politicos and pundits often rely on campaign finance reports to judge a candidate’s standing in the race. In the heated Republican primary battle for the 26th district Ohio Senate seat, current State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) outraised his conservative challenger, small business owner Melissa Ackison (R-Marysville), by just $13,881 — a number that likely startled Reineke and his campaign staff who, until recently, have avoided directly attacking Ackison. Read more here
TIFFIN — Businesswoman and conservative activist Melissa Ackison (R-Marysville) brought her campaign to Tiffin on Sunday. First, Ackison participated in the Tiffin Ecumenical March for Life, organized by Tiffin Right to Life. The march started at St. Joseph Catholic Church, proceeded to Courthouse Square for a brief update, and concluded at St. Mary Catholic Church. Then, Ackison, who is running for the 26th district Ohio Senate seat in a heated Republican primary against State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin), shared her vision with voters during a meet & greet event held at Tiffin AMVETS Post 48. Ackison spoke about a variety of topics during the event, including Second Amendment rights, abortion, the economy, and education. Ackison also addressed issues specific to Seneca County, including the Sunny Farms Landfill and the development of wind turbine farms. “Thank you Tiffin Right to Life, members from the Seneca Anti-Wind Union and members against the landfill for all of your support,” Ackison said in a Facebook post after the events." Read the full article here
Wyandot County Sheriff Michael R. Hetzel has endorsed Melissa Ackison (Marysville) in the Republican primary for the 26th District Ohio Senate seat, Ackison’s campaign announced Wednesday. “Sheriff Hetzel has a long history of serving and protecting the people of Wyandot County for over 30 years and the Ackison campaign is honored to have his full support and endorsement,” a press release from the campaign states. Continue reading
Ohio Senate candidate Melissa Ackison lead the charge against the “Drag 101” course being offered at Delaware County libraries. In her activism, she has exposed numerous details exposing how this course is not for children, including a library director stating that this would “add to children’s sexual education”. Earlier this evening, Mrs. Ackison was made aware that this class offering had been canceled. Throughout this process, Mrs. Ackison has been constantly attacked for her research into the event and even received multiple death threats, leading to additional police surveillance needed to confirm her safety. She refused to back down, and she will always refuse to back down. Ohio Value Voters joined the fight to stand up for Ohio children. Their efforts were crucial to protecting Ohio’s children. Linda Harvey also dedicated hours into the battle for Ohio’s families. Candidate Ackison would like to thank the many voices who stood up and fought back against the practice of using taxpayer money on such an activity. In the end, Ackison, Harvey and Value Voters refused to be intimidated and will continue to fight for Ohio.