Mike Turner still believes he was a great Mayor for Dayton. He’s also delusional about who paid his way to congress, he’s been the step-child of the Military Industrial Complex- with most of his backing coming from base contractors and his former boss, Raj Soin.
Considering he’s become a total Trump supporter, this may be the one chance the Dems get to unseat him from his gerrymandered Republican District. He’s not helping himself by trying to attach his opposition, Desiree Tims, with lobbyist Larry Householder or others- he’s taken so much money from lobbyists it’s embarrassing. And let’s not get into how his first wife would do work for the Home Depot PAC, or for the Army Corps of Engineers (it’s a whole category of posts on this blog– showcasing how her “marketing agency” served as a slush fund to prop him up and turn him into a millionaire.) The final straw, and the first downfall for JP Nauseef, was when the Dayton Development Coalition hired Turner’s wife’s firm to do a marketing campaign for the region- to which they embarrassingly came up with “Get Midwest.”
So, Turner’s taken in millions from lobbyists, from quasi-governmental agencies in the area via dubious channels, and become a millionaire, and he dares to attack Tims because “She doesn’t have enough money to run for Congress.”
As if he does- legitimately. And what is that amount Congressman? You spent close to 3/4 of a million dollars to beat Joe Roberts- the biggest joke the local Dem hacks have run against you. He spent less than $7K.
Turner said the ad is intended to point out how Tims’ campaign is fueled by contributions from sources outside the 10th Congressional district.
“I’ve served this community as mayor — two terms, eight years — and have served this community to build jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and my financial support and voter support is from this community,” Turner said.
“She came back and brought outside money with her and that’s the only reason she’s able to run for Congress.
Absent her lobbyist connections and outside money, she doesn’t have enough money to run for office.”
If there is one congressman that’s done absolutely nothing worth re-election, it’s Mike Turner.
And, now, we know who he works for- the people that buy him his seat every two years.
Need a reminder?