News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics




Controversial ad attacks Supreme Court candidate
The ad claims that Bob O'Neil shows sympathy for racists
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES
This story is part of a special series.


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 

An ad for an Ohio Supreme Court candidate is causing controversy. Even the candidate himself says he doesn’t like it. Ohio Public Radio' Jo Ingles reports.

Ingles on the controversial ad

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:14)


The fifteen second ad for Republican Supreme Court Justice Bob Cupp doesn’t say much about his opponent but what it says is powerful.

“When crime occurs, victims deserve justice but as a judge, Bill O’Neill expresses sympathy for racists.”

“There’s a reason Bob Cupp and the Republicans have sank to a new low in this race.  Their polling shows the same thing as ours.  This race is a toss up so they are polling out every last dirty trick they know of to try to shame Bill O’Neill and his record.  It’s shameful and Ohioans deserve better.”

That’s Chris Redfern of the Ohio Democratic Party.  He says Cupp should demand the ad be removed from the airwaves immediately and apologize.  Justice Cupp, in a written statement, says his campaign found out about the state party ad shortly after the news media did.  He says he is not aware that such an ad has actually been broadcast.  Cupp adds he does not believe the purported ad is an appropriate approach to judicial campaigning and has not and would not approve a commercial like this.  The Ohio Republican Party is the organization responsible for the ad.  There’s no word from the party yet on whether it will remove the ad.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's tax commissioner says the ID quiz is going well
I filed electronically and there was no provision to print out a copy that I could find. How do I get a copy sent to my exclusive address of record, including ...

Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

Who's on public assistance in Ohio?
legalize marijuana get over it,,, its here its been the main drug test scare of a lifetime. u got people that get drunk every night and work u got peoples on ...

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Ohio lawmaker calls for an East Cleveland bailout
Instead of blaming Kasich and the Republicans for all of East Cleveland's fiscal woes, take a look at the facts. Some political entities in Ohio are too small ...

Legalized marijuana is a boon for a Cleveland-area grow light maker
Shouldn't he be in jail for paraphernalia? He knows he is selling for marijuana production.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

A passionate debate about parole in Ohio
I was heartened to hear that the legislators will consider ANY legislation to break the chains the parole board has put on these old law offenders who have serv...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University