The Becker Report – February 2021


Congratulations to Bob Paduchik!

Bob Paduchik won the election to become Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. He earned the support of a large majority of the 66 members of the State Central Committee.
I had a full week to reach out to those 66 members and solicit their vote for a grassroots Trump Republican. I had a lot of very good conversations. Although one or two were a bit contentious, all were polite and courteous. That speaks to the professionalism of the organization.
The acting chairman and staff were always attentive to my requests for information. Although I would have preferred a public Q&A between Mr. Paduchik and me, I can’t imagine how the process could have been any more open, transparent, or fair. I was given the opportunity and I came up short. I did my best and have no regrets or complaints.
I’d also like to thank the many supporters who reached out to the members of the committee on my behalf. Your voices were heard and counted. Your actions were truly an organic grassroots effort. I am impressed and thankful for your support.

Governor DeWine’s Polling Results (Registered Republicans Only)

When I addressed the Ohio Republican Party’s members of the State Central Committee, I mentioned a December 2020 scientific poll of registered Ohio Republicans. The numbers are devastating to Governor DeWine.
A sampling are as follows:

  • Generally speaking, would you say that things in Ohio are heading in the right direction or are they off on the wrong track?
    • Wrong track was selected by 72 percent of Ohio’s registered Republicans.
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the job Mike DeWine is doing as governor?
    • Disapprove was selected by 75 percent.
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mike DeWine is responding to the coronavirus?
    • Disapprove was selected by 78 percent.
  • Do you believe Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home orders and restrictions on businesses are effective at preventing the spread of coronavirus?
    • Disapprove was selected by 85 percent.
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mike DeWine is handling Ohio’s economy?
    • Disapprove was selected by 76 percent.
  • How confident are you in Mike DeWine’s ability to lead Ohio toward economic recovery?
    • Very not confident was selected by 66 percent.
    • Somewhat not confident was selected by an additional 14 percent.

Rush Limbaugh

It was during the Gulf War in 1990 that I became a fan of AM radio. That was also the same time that I began listening to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts. It was refreshing and affirming to listen to somebody who thought the same way I did. I bought his books and his ties and remained a Rush Limbaugh fan through the very end. He is and will continue to be missed by millions. RIP, Rush Limbaugh.

Private Citizen Affidavits (PCAs)

The September and October 2020 editions of The Becker Report explains much of the detail. The 25 counties that I know of where PCAs have been filed or delivered per ORC 2935.09(D) are: Adams, Allen, Ashtabula, Belmont. Brown, Butler, Clermont, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Highland, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Marion, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Richland, Summit, Union, Warren, Washington, and Wood Counties. Only 63 more to go!
The purpose of these is to seek out a judge or prosecutor willing to perform his clear legal duty as described in ORC 2935.10(A) and either issue an arrest warrant or launch an investigation into the charges outlined in the PCA against Governor DeWine.

Video Central

BeckerGOP YouTube Channel

August 24, 2020 – Introduction of the 10 Articles of Impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (33 minutes)
August 27, 2020 – Update on impeachment (16 minutes)
August 29, 2020 – State Representative, John Becker speaking at the Unifying Ohio for Liberty rally (22 minutes)
August 31, 2020 The Becker Report – August 2020 (15 minutes)
September 6, 2020 – Impeach DeWine Update (3 minutes)
September 13, 2020 – Impeachment Update, with potential criminal charges, against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (19 minutes)
September 20, 2020 – Impeachment Update – Is Gov. DeWine Pro-Life? Is HB 272 “feel good” legislation? (12 minutes)
September 28, 2020 – Private Citizen Affidavit (2 minutes)
September 30, 2020 – The September issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
October 6, 2020 – Writ of Mandamus (8 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 1 – Election Update – French and Kennedy – Ohio Supreme Court – Shea (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 2 – Governor DeWine Review – How did we get to where we are today? (6 minutes)
October 19, 2020 – Update on Impeachment, Private Citizen Affidavits, and Writ of Mandamus Against Governor DeWine (5 minutes)
October 26, 2020 – Becker Calls for the Resignation of AG Dave Yost and Files Motion for Sanctions in Twelfth District (4 minutes)
October 30, 2020 – October issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
November 2, 2020 – Vote Trump 2020 (7 minutes)
November 12, 2020 – Governor DeWine Weaponizing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (6 minutes)
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day update – Private Citizen Affidavits filed/delivered in 20 counties (5 minutes)
November 30, 2020 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
December 29, 2020 – The December issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
January 31, 2021 – The January 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
February 28, 2021 – The February 2021 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)

Other Videos
PragerU: Why Are Utilities So Expensive? (6 minutes)
PragerU: Capitalism Wins (6 minutes)
PragerU: A Father’s Questions for Black Lives Matter (5 minutes)
PragerU: What Are Your Kids Learning in School? (6 minutes)

Event Calendar 

March 1, 2021
Union Township GOP meeting at the Union Twp Civic Center at 7 PM.

March 17, 2021
Clermont County GOP meeting at Norlyn Manor in Batavia at 7 PM.

Becker – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!

“…John Becker, an ‘archconservative’ former state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area…” as described by (February 2021).
“[State Rep. John Becker,] one of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers…” proclaimed (October 2020).
“Clermont County State Rep. John Becker, one of the most conservative members of the Ohio House…” according to (August 2019).

Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (October 2018).
“Becker has a legitimate claim as the state’s most conservative legislator,” according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).
“Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly’s most conservative lawmaker,” proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015). “GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet,” headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
“Becker…is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House,” said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
Ranked as a top tier “most archconservative” by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).

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