MOUNT VERNON — Local Republican Diane Holley spent several days during some of February’s harshest weather collecting signatures to put Steve Christopher on the ballot as Republican candidate for Ohio Attorney General. Unfortunately, her efforts were for naught, as nearly 2,000 signatures are claimed to be missing at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.



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4 Responses to “Questions arise in filing of signatures”

  1. Diane Holley

    Actually, Secretary Brunner’s office booted a Democrat candidate off of the ballot for the same reason, insufficient number of valid signatures on her petition. She is TJ “Traci” Johnson, who submitted approx 2000 signatures. She petitioned to run for the US Senate against Brunner in the Democrat primary. Sounds really fishy doesn’t it? Brunner is trying to get rid of her own competition in the primary. Traci is fighting to get on the ballot too.

    There also was a Constitution Party candidate who filed to run for Attorney General, Robert Owens.
    He collected signatures for his petitions with another candidate for state senate. Allegedly, the senate candidate’s signatures were certified and the same signatures were rejected on Mr Owens petitions. Sounds like Brunner’s office is working to help Mike Dewine run unopposed in the Republican primary. I’m sure the Dems would rather run against him. The disqualification of TJ Johnson as an opponent to Ms Brunner is also pretty obvious.

  2. Karen

    If the candidate was a Democrat I’ll bet the signatures would all be there. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck,….

  3. Alumni

    Emergency alert….Emergency alert. Turn on your ventalation systems. Evacuate the children. A rancid odor now emanates from Columbus and it is headed north.