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

Hennes Paynter Communications

Levin Furniture

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

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
This story is part of a special series.

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


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


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

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