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State bar demands Supreme court justice have ad removed
The ad claims that his opponent expresses sympathy for rapists
Story by STEVE BROWN
This story is part of a special series.


 

The Ohio Bar Association is pushing a state Supreme Court justice to demand the Ohio GOP pull a controversial ad on his behalf. But as Steve Brown of Ohio Public Radio station WOSU reports, Republicans say that ad isn’t going anywhere.

The ad from the state Republican Party supports Justice Robert Cupp and takes sharp aim at his opponent, Democrat Bill O’Neill.

“When crime occurs, victims deserve justice. But as a judge, Bill O’Neil expressed sympathy for rapists.”

The spot targets a 12-year-old ruling that reversed a rape conviction and sent the case back for retrial. Cupp wasn’t involved with the ad, but a letter from bar association chair Maxine Thomas says Cupp has to go beyond distancing himself and demand it be pulled. Cupp’s campaign didn’t respond to requests for comment, but state GOP spokesman Matthew Henderson says the ad will stay on the air.

“This is something that we’re running ourselves. This is something that’s not affiliated with the campaign.”

Ohio Democrats called the spot a new low, and a bar association committee has voted to review the ad.

Listener Comments:

Bill O'Neil is very honorable, has an autobiography that reads like an inspiring novel, and has a wonderful family. He will make a great judge again.


Posted by: Matt (Findlay, Ohio) on October 30, 2012 6:10AM
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