Ohio Governor DeWine Urges Schools to Require Masks in Class, May Get Primaried

Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine announced his intentions to strongly recommend masks be worn in public schools for the second year in a row. Due to the fact that most children are not vaccinated, DeWine said, “We leave it up to the local schools, 600 and some local schools, we leave it up to them. We had great success last winter, last school year, we saw virtually no spread in the classroom when all the kids were wearing masks. So we recommend, strong recommendation, that they do that.”

DeWine is fearful of the COVID-19 delta variant and plans to greatly incentivize vaccinations. The governor explained that only 60% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and he wants to ensure that rural communities in Ohio are “protected”. Governor DeWine even hinted at putting up vaccination stations in private churches. “We now can give them census track data, our state health department can give every health department state census track data, so they can look exactly where they are unvaccinated, what neighborhoods. So when they start an incentive program there, $100 incentive, but not just $100, they’re putting it in very familiar places, they’re putting it in grocery stores, they might put it in a church,” DeWine said.

DeWine has faced a lot of heat from fellow Republicans over his moderate Republican approach on many issues, especially concerning coronavirus and election integrity. Newsmax host Steve Cortes believes figures like DeWine are simply controlled opposition to the Republican/Conservative movement, saying, “Contradicting science and common-sense, OH Gov DeWine advocates for masking children at school. With Republicans like him, Haley, Noem, Jenner…who needs Dems as opposition?”

Former U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci has announced his intentions to primary DeWine, believing he is a RINO. Renacci attacked DeWine on Twitter, saying, “When elected Governor, I will sign legislation that PROHIBITS Covid Vaccine Mandates and mask mandates, especially for our kids at school. Mike Dewine won’t.”

Renacci’s campaign is proving to be an uphill battle, having only raised $22,000 in his first three weeks of campaigning. Renacci loaned himself $1 million but the is peanuts compared to DeWine. The current governor reported $3.1 million raised in the first six months of 2021 and has $6.6 million in the bank.

Renacci is unphased by his lack of campaign funding and a spokesman said this on Monday: “The campaign has been adding thousands of unique donors and grassroots supporters every week since the campaign launched. We will be fully funded to take on Mike DeWine and his special interest friends in Columbus. We just hired a national and statewide fundraiser, which will tap into the deep Ohio and national support Renacci has built throughout the years.”

The fact that former strategist under President Trump, Brad Parscale, is advising Renacci’s campaign is a good sign that he has untapped potential to be a true contender in the Ohio race.

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