Last week we sat down with several area conservative leaders who last month signed their names to a “statement of rejection,” directed at many Ohio Republican officeholders. The statement, which attracted widespread attention across the state, plainly stated, “We will not accept this leadership which is inconsistent with the principals of the Republican Party.” We convened a local group of signatories for one of our roundtable discussions to discuss their concerns and what they will do if current Republican officeholders continue in the direction that provoked their declaration. While each is affiliated with various conservative organizations, they noted that they were offering their personal views, and not necessarily representing the opinions of their groups. Here’s an edited version of the conversation.
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Our roundtable participants
Seth Morgan of Huber Heights, former state representative and Conservative Coalition leader
Lori Viars, of Warren County, vice president of Warren County Right to Life
Bobbi Radeck, of West Chester, state director of Concerned Women for America
Rev. Katherine Marple of Washington Twp. in Montgomery County, founder of Keep Life Legal Ministries
Mike Snead of Beavercreek, president of the Beavercreek Liberty Group
Moderators: Michael Williams, Ron Rollins