“STRONG Ohio” water-carrier Matt Dolan announces Senate run

"STRONG Ohio" water-carrier Matt Dolan announces Senate run

One would be hard-pressed to find a gun owner over the age of 35 in this state (perhaps even in this entire country) who doesn’t remember the problems Mike DeWine created for the Second Amendment while he served in the United States Senate. After he was voted out of office and returned to state politics, his record on the Second Amendment, first as state attorney general and now as governor, has been better in many respects. That being said, another surge of animosity no doubt hits Ohio gun owners when they think of DeWine’s so-called “STRONG Ohio” gun control proposals. In early August, 2019, after a mass murder was carried out in Dayton, Governor Mike DeWine announced a 17-point plan to address violence, which he termed his “STRONG Ohio” initiative. The plan was later introduced as SB 221 , sponsored by State Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls). The Ohio House and Senate refused to vote on the bill and it died at the end of 2020. The legacy, of course, will live on, and “STRONG Ohio’s” Matt Dolan recently announced his desire to have Ohioans send him to Washington D.C. to occupy the same position of power once wielded so poorly by DeWine: Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan formally entered the race for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat on Monday, adding a centrist voice more akin to exiting Republican Rob Portman’s than to the crowded, Trump-aligned field of GOP hopefuls. … Dolan is a partner in a Cleveland law […]

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