Dear fellow tax hikers, once again the Hamilton County Democratic Party is assisting tax-and-spend Republican Leslie Ghiz in her efforts to win the Republican Primary over conservative Chris Monzel. The Democrats are working hard to make sure Monzel loses because they know he would be a reliable conservative vote, in stark contrast to the liberal agenda that Todd Portune and David Pepper have implemented the last 4 years. Democrats know that Ghiz would continue to ally with them on most votes.
As we reported earlier this week, our enemy Chris Monzel hit the airwaves with an ad criticizing Leslie Ghiz for endorsing Democrat David Pepper for Commissioner in 2006, stating that her support allowed Pepper to implement higher taxes and more spending for Hamilton County. It also quoted Leslie as saying, "Just because I'm a Republican doesn't mean anything". We agree that these charges are true. Ghiz did say that quote on the Willie Cunningham show on August 2, 2006. She did endorse Pepper for Commissioner in 2006. And Pepper did join with Todd Portune to pass an $800 million Sales Tax increase right after getting elected with Ghiz's support. We can't understand why Monzel would want to point out one of Leslie Ghiz's strongest attributes - her proud public support for Pepper and other Democrats.
Since Leslie Ghiz can't get Republicans to support her, the next logical thing to do is turn to her many friends in the Democratic Party. After all, she's previously endorsed so many of them. In return for her past support of their candidates, the Democratic Party is coming to her aid when she needs it most. That's why we've seen Democratic Chairman Tim Burke publicly criticizing Chris Monzel - it's his way of trying to help his good friend Ghiz.
We applaud Leslie Ghiz and the Hamilton County Democratic Party for working together to defeat the real enemy, Chris Monzel. Monzel is the only candidate in this race who has consistently opposed tax increases. He was one of the only elected officials in this county to oppose the big Sales Tax increase backed by David Pepper, Todd Portune, Leslie Ghiz, and Marc Dann. Monzel's election would alter the balance of power from tax-and-spend liberals to fiscally conservative Republicans. The Democrats know, as we know, that if we defeat Monzel now we are guaranteed to get a tax-and-spender to continue the fine legacy of David Pepper. We join the Democratic Party in encouraging all Republicans to nominate our friend Leslie Ghiz for County Commissioner!