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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FreedomWorks for America hosting March 20 rally aimed to unseat U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce

Bainbridge Township Republican Matt Lynch, who is running in an GOP primary against incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce for Ohio’s 14th Congressional District, announced that FreedomWorks for America will hold a rally March 20 that is geared to unseat Joyce.

The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at  at Tanglewood Club House, 8745 Tanglewood Trail in Bainbridge Township.

Lynch, who decided not to seek re-election as a state representative, instead filed to run for Congress.

The winner of the May 6  primary between Joyce of Russell Township and Lynch,  faces Democrat Michael Wager of Moreland Hills and Libertarian David Macko of Solon in November.

Lynch said in an emailed announcement for the event that will include the distribution of 1,000 yard signs and other voter education materials.

Other group representatives slated to attend include: Tom Zawistowski of the Portage County TEA Party, Chuck Laughlin of the Lake County Liberty Coalition, Dana Adams of the Summit County TEA Party, Ralph Spampanato of the Stark-Tusc 9/12 Group, The Rev. Ernie Sanders of the Geauga County TEA Party, and Dom Sciria of the Cuyahoga Valley Republicans.

Lynch also said he recently received endorsement from the Ohio Right to Life Society and was given the “Honor Roll” designation reserved for candidates that have demonstrated a “lifelong perseverance and support of the pro-life mission”

Joyce’s campaign manager Kevin Benacci said in an email that voters are smart enough to figure out who the real conservative is in this campaign.

“Matt Lynch is trying to make history by being the first leopard to actually change his spots. Dave Joyce helped get Washington on a budget, and doesn’t just talk about cutting wasteful spending or standing up to President Obama — he’s actually done it,” Benacci said. “On the other hand, Matt Lynch voted against balancing the state budget and against a $2.7 billion tax cut — all while requesting millions of dollars in earmarks.”

John Arthur Hutchison
Twitter: @newsheraldjah

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not much truth contained in that last paragraph at all.

April 17, 2014 at 7:08 AM 

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