Posted: Jun 06, 2021 12:01 AM
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A dozen candidates are set to compete in August’s Republican primary to fill Ohio’s vacant 15th Congressional District seat. But one candidate in the crowded field has caught the eye of government watchdogs and principled conservative insiders for all the wrong reasons: Ohio State Representative Jeff LaRe.
Some of LaRe’s largest campaign donors were indicted in a massive Buckeye State corruption scandal. Further, LaRe is allied with a shady team of “Never Trump,” pro-Biden Republicans who worked to undermine Republican values in Ohio and across the nation.
Still, that didn’t prevent LaRe’s candidacy from receiving a shocking boost earlier this week when he was endorsed by former U.S. Rep Steve Stivers. It was Stivers who created the vacancy when he resigned from Congress in April to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
The former Congressman claims LaRe’s “experience as a law enforcement agent” sets him apart.
But what really sets LaRe apart is his lack of