Melissa Ackison outraises Bill Reineke by $26K in state senate primary, sounding alarm for GOP establishment

State senate candidate Melissa Ackison (R-Marysville), a small business owner and conservative activist, has outraised her opponent in the 26th state senate district Republican primary, Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin), by over $26,000, according to the last campaign finance reports filed with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office prior to the March 17 election.

Ackison and Reineke are running in what has been called the ugliest primary race in Ohio state legislative history.

Ackison reported raising $48,061 for her campaign between late January and early March. Her top three donations in terms of contribution amounts were: $12,500 from Angela Philips of Middletown, $10,000 coming from Jennifer Smalley of Upper Sandusky, and $10,000 coming from Brian Tschanen of Upper Sandusky. Continue Reading Here