DeWine’s Failed Leadership Costs Columbus Taxpayers $5.75 MILLION in Payments to Anti-Police Protesters


Contact: Eileen McShea
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Wadsworth, OH - The City of Columbus is now paying rioters nearly $6 million dollars as a result of the unruly protests that destroyed our cities last year.  In the midst of the statewide protests, Mike DeWine not only failed to secure Ohio’s cities against the anti-police movement, he even publicly applauded it—calling the protests “very appropriate”.  And today, Ohio taxpayers are continuing to foot the bill for DeWine’s failed leadership—this time to the tune of $6 million paid directly to anti-police protesters in a legal settlement.

Jim Renacci, who is challenging Mike DeWine in the Republican primary, released the following statement: "As anti-police rioters destroyed our cities, Mike DeWine not only stood idly by as Ohio burned—he even publicly applauded people taking to our streets to protest those who protect and serve us every day.  His failed leadership cost our state dearly - in damaged businesses, a crippled economy, and now via a multi-million dollar settlement being paid for by taxpayers. Enough is enough. It's time to fire Mike DeWine and deliver leadership to Columbus that will stand with law enforcement and Ohio’s taxpayers.”


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Former Congressman Jim Renacci is a proven business leader with the skills we need to turn Ohio around. He came here with just $200 and grew that into numerous businesses that employed tens of thousands of Ohioans. Renacci is running for Governor of Ohio to restore fiscal sanity, end the culture of corruption in Columbus, and fight for the rights of hardworking Ohioans.