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Cincinnati, Ohio 45245-1313

John Becker
Republican State Committeeman and Candidate for the 2012 Ohio House of Representatives

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The Becker Report
Volume IV, Issue XIII
May 24, 2011

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Tim Rudd,
Clermont County GOP Chairman
Paul Hall,
Brown County GOP Chairman
Harty Wallingford, Adams County GOP Chairman
Dr. Terry Johnson,
Scioto County GOP Chairman
Ray “Moose” Dutey, Lawrence County GOP Chairman

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New staff at the Ohio GOP
Welcome to Chris Maloney. He is our new Communications Director. Chris comes to the Ohio GOP most recently from Randy Altschuler’s congressional campaign in New York, where he served as Campaign Manager. He served on Mitt Romney 2008 presidential campaign, and has also worked to elect Republican candidates in California and New Mexico. Chris got his start in politics working at the National Republican Congressional Committee. A native of Port Jefferson, New York, Christopher is a graduate of George Washington University.

Who is running for US Senate in 2012?
The list seems to change from day-to-day, but the following are candidates who have declared, or will likely declare, their candidacy: Ken Blackwell, Captain Rusty Bliss, Kevin Coughlin, Eric Gregory, and Josh Mandel. The GOP establishment seems to be favoring Josh Mandel. However, Ken Blackwell could change that. It’s interesting to watch Rusty Bliss and Eric Gregory. They are working hard to make a difference.

Video Central
Gov. Kasich on Fox Business (3+ minutes)
The Dirty Secret of The American Clean Energy and Security Act (6+ minutes)
Two Democrats on an escalator (1 minute)
Archie Bunker on Democrats (2+ minutes)
Archie Bunker on Gun Control (1+ minutes)
Obama's Libya Strategy explained (4+ minutes)

Becker for 2012 Ohio House of Representatives
The 2012 Primary Election is 10 months away and only 8 months until early voting. I’ve raised nearly $20,000 and expanded my donor base to about 250 people! Donation size has
ranged from $5 to $126. For only $127, YOU could be my largest contributor. All contributions have been from individuals only. I’m Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Limited Government and Lower Taxes. Please see the following brief videos regarding my candidacy:

Introduction (38 seconds)

Second Amendment (36 seconds)

Taxes (49 seconds)

Energy (55 seconds)

Pro-Life (42 seconds)

Creation Science and Evolution (42 sec’s.)

State Government Spending (45 seconds)

Donate (50 seconds)

State Government (37 seconds)


Past Events
May 19, 2011
George Pattison emceed the annual law enforcement awards dinner at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. About 200 people attended. The crowd was filled with elected officials and government office holders. A sampling of those who attended included Jean Schmidt, Danny Bubp, Ed Humphrey, Tim Rodenberg, Matt Beamer, Tim Donnellon, and Bob McGee.

May 18, 2011
About 100 people attended the Clermont County Central Committee meeting in Batavia. US Senate candidate
Eric Gregory addressed the crowd and was warmly received. Other topics discussed included, the summer picnic, county fair, endorsement meeting, and the potential of moving the March primary election to May. George Pattison and Joe Uecker also addressed the crowd. Joe answered several questions regarding the budget, SB5, and redistricting.

May 14, 2011
George Pattison kicked off his campaign for Municipal Judge at the Miami Twp Civic Center. Events and marketing options were discussed.

May 7, 2011
The Pro-family forum met in Columbus to discuss issues important to conservatives. Andrew Ciafardini stumped for Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

May 6, 2011
Senate President Tom Niehaus was the featured speaker at the First Friday Luncheon sponsored by Government Strategies Group. He mostly spoke about the budget process and then opened it up to Q&A. I inquired about redistricting. He responded that the full data would not arrive in the legislature until June 30th. He was uncertain regarding the possibility of having to move the 2012 primary election date.
It was a pleasure to share a table with
Joe Uecker and Ed Humphrey.

May 5, 2011
Matt Beamer hosted a successful reception for his re-election campaign. His fellow
trustees, Bob McGee and Tim Donnellon, were mingling throughout the crowd.
Afterward, I attended the Union Twp National Pay of Prayer ceremonies.

May 4, 2011
I was part of an ad hoc committee of the State Central Committee that was created to discuss and propose changes and/or additions to our endorsement policy. This may be oversimplifying the outcome, but generally speaking, all incumbents for “state offices” (including members of the SCC, but excluding state school board) are considered endorsed unless revoked by a two-thirds majority vote of the full SCC. Also, we will be applying our legislative endorsement policy to congressional races. I voted NO.

May 3, 2011
Nearly 150 people attended the Union Twp Tea Party meeting at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Jane Brandt announced that we had accumulated over 2000 signatures that day to repeal ObamaCare.

May 2, 2011
Governor Kasich hosted a conference call for State Central Committee members, County Chairmen, and the members of Team Kasich. Mike Hartley emceed the call. Director of Budget and Management: Tim Keen presented an overview of the budget and pointed out that it was focused on economic development. Kasich: Eliminates the 8 billion deficit and maintains the January tax cut. Encouraged calls to our State Representatives

April 28, 2011
I attended the movie, “Waiting on Superman” at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. It was packed full of information regarding the problems with our public schools. The event was sponsored by the Union Twp Tea Party.

April 25, 2011
More than 400 people attended CCV’s Annual Spring Banquet featuring David Barton at Xavier’s Cintas Center. Mr. Barton was once again a delight. His knowledge of history and the origins of our nation is unparalled. It was great to see friends from Clermont County including Jim Bushman, Linda Fraley, and Joe Uecker. Danny Bump was in full dress military uniform and led the pledge of allegiance. Also in attendance was Dave Yost and Ohio Supreme Court candidate Sharon Kennedy.

Event Calendar
May 25, 2011
George Pattison breakfast fundraiser at the Eastgate Holiday Inn from 7am to 9am for $100.

June 2, 2011
Military Support Group at the Union Twp Civic Center at 7pm

June 3, 2011
First Friday Luncheon sponsored by
Government Strategies Group at McCormick & Schmick's at 12pm for $20

June 6, 2011
Union Twp (Clermont County) Central Committee meeting at 7pm at the UT Civic Center

June 7, 2011
Union Twp Tea Party meeting at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7pm

June 9, 2011
Grover Norquist will be the featured speaker at the COAST fundraiser for $75 at Anderson Government Center at 6:30pm

June 9, 2011
Miami Twp Tea Party meeting at the Civic Center at 7pm

June 11, 2011
Nineteenth Annual St. Vincent de Paul Run for the Poor at St. Elizabeth Seton Church at 9am

June 14, 2011
Scioto County Central Committee meeting in New Boston at 7pm

June 15, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7pm

June 17 - 18
Citizens for Community Values Action will host a campaign training school in Columbus featuring former Congressman Bill Redmond, now with Focus on the Family

June 21, 2011
Values Action Team (VAT) meeting in Columbus

June 25, 2011
Clermont County GOP picnic at the Batavia Twp Park from 5pm to 8pm for $25 per person or $50 per family

June 25, 2011
State Central Committee meeting at 10am in Columbus

June 25, 2011
Clermont County GOP Picnic

June 28, 2011
Dave Yost will be the featured speaker at a breakfast fundraiser for Don White at Eastgate Receptions at 7:30am

July 22, 2011
State Dinner in Cleveland

July 24 – July 30
Clermont County Fair

August 24, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7pm

September 21, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7pm

October 19, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7pm

November 16, 2011
Clermont County Central Committee endorsement meeting at the Eastgate Holiday Inn at 7pm

Pro-Life | Pro-Gun | Limited Government | Lower Taxes

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