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*[[Ohio]] Right to Life<ref>[http://www.ohiolife.org/base.cfm?page_id=1714 ''Ohio Right to Life'' "Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses Statewide Candidates Powerful Slate of Pro-Life Candidates Committed to a Culture of Life" 1 Feb. 2010]</ref>
 
*[[Ohio]] Right to Life<ref>[http://www.ohiolife.org/base.cfm?page_id=1714 ''Ohio Right to Life'' "Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses Statewide Candidates Powerful Slate of Pro-Life Candidates Committed to a Culture of Life" 1 Feb. 2010]</ref>
 
*Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC)<ref>[http://www.ohioccw.org/201003074812/ofcc-endorses-jon-husted-for-secretary-of-state.html ''Ohioans for Concealed Carry'' "OFCC endorses Jon Husted for Secretary of State" 7 March, 2010]</ref>
 
*Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC)<ref>[http://www.ohioccw.org/201003074812/ofcc-endorses-jon-husted-for-secretary-of-state.html ''Ohioans for Concealed Carry'' "OFCC endorses Jon Husted for Secretary of State" 7 March, 2010]</ref>
*''Tribune Chronicle'' <ref>[http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/536000.html?nav=5007 ''Tribune Chronicle'' "Jon Husted is best choice for secretary" 15 April, 2010]</ref>
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*''Tribune Chronicle''<ref>[http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/536000.html?nav=5007 ''Tribune Chronicle'' "Jon Husted is best choice for secretary" 15 April, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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In the Ohio Secretary of State election of 2010 held on November 2, 2010, Republican Jon Husted defeated Democrat Maryellen O'Shaughnessy and Libertarian Charlie Earl.

In the primary election on May 4, Husted easily won the Republican contest over Sandra O'Brien. O'Shaughnessy and Earl were unopposed in the primaries.

Background

Incumbent Ohio Secretary of State, Democrat Jennifer Brunner, announced in February 2009 that she would challenge Lieutenant Governor of Ohio Lee Fisher for the Democratic nomination in the race for the United States Senate seat currently occupied by retiring Republican Senator George Voinovich,[1] but lost in the primary election on May 4, 2010.[2][3]

Race tracking

Ballotpedia considered Ohio's Secretary of State race to be a toss-up.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Ohio Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Toss-up
Overall Call Toss-up

General election

Results

On November 2, 2010, Jon Husted won election to the office of Ohio Secretary of State. He defeated Maryellen O'Shaughnessy (D) and Charles Earl (L) in the general election.

Ohio Secretary of State, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Husted 53.7% 2,013,674
     Democratic Maryellen O'Shaughnessy 41.5% 1,555,705
     Libertarian Charles Earl 4.9% 182,977
Total Votes 3,752,356
Election Results Via: Ohio Secretary of State

Endorsements

Jon Husted

  • Buckeye Firearm Association [4][5]
  • Can-Do Conservatives of America [6]
  • Chillicothe Gazette, local newspaper[7]
  • Cincinnati Right to Life PAC[8]
  • Columbus Dispatch, local newspaper[9]
  • Dayton Daily News, local newspaper[10]
  • Lorain Morning Journal, local newspaper[11]
  • National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)[12]
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (OCCPaC)[13]
  • Ohio Right to Life[14]
  • Plain Dealer, local newspaper[15]
  • Troopers for a Safer Ohio
  • Warren Tribune Chronicle, local newspaper[16]

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy

Finances

According to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office, as of October 28, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Jon Husted Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [27] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
October 1 - October 13, 2010 [28] October 21, 2010 $3,151,388.87 $95,948.00 $284,092.82 $1,699.63 $1,725,005.03 $1,524,031.47
September 1 - September 30, 2010 [29] October 5, 2010 $2,842,939.33 $308,449.54 $115,006.21 $0.00 $0.00 $3,151,388.87
August 1 - August 30, 2010 [30] September 3, 2010 $2,579,482.33 $263,457.00 $68,514.19 $0.00 $0.00 $2,842,939.33
June 5 - July 31, 2010 [31] August 4, 2010 $2,204,359.27 $375,123.06 $58,164.90 $0.00 $0.00 $2,579,482.33
April 15 - June 4, 2010 [32] June 11, 2010 $2,047,350.65 $542,820.00 $253,118.37 $2,759.73 $388,571.11 $2,204,359.27
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [27] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
October 1 - October 13, 2010 [33] October 21, 2010 $732,839.47 $95,253.66 $1,029.80 $0.00 $452,304.97 $375,788.16
September 1 - September 30, 2010 [34] October 5, 2010 $659,818.67 $72,938.64 $11,868.30 $82.16 $0.00 $732,839.47
August 1 - August 30, 2010 [35] September 3, 2010 $601,701.86 $58,116.81 $12,994.44 $0.00 $0.00 $659,818.67
June 5 - July 31, 2010 [36] August 4, 2010 $459,007.38 $142,694.48 $331.91 $0.00 $0.00 $601,701.86
April 15 - June 4, 2010 [37] June 11, 2010 $266,232.56 $230,161.12 $19,400.17 $45.96 $37,432.26 $459,007.38

Commercials

Jon Husted

Debate

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Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 Secretaries of State

Columbus Dispatch Poll

Columbus Dispatch Poll - August 25 - September 3, 2010[38]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Jon Husted (R) 42%
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy (D) 39%
Other Candidate 4%
Undecided 15%
Total voters 1,662

Suffolk University Poll

Suffolk University Poll - October 4 - 6, 2010[39]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Maryellen O'Shaughnessy (D) 40%
Jon Husted (R) 33%
Other Candidate 4%
Undecided 23%
Total voters 500

May 4, 2010 primary election

See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2010; Ohio Attorney General election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Drop outs

  • Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, who announced her candidacy in March 2009, withdrew seven months later to focus instead on her re-election campaign.[41][42]
  • State Representative for the 93rd Congressional District Jennifer Garrison, who launched her campaign in August 2009, dropped out of the race on January 30, 2010, believing the criticism from State Democratic leaders over her conservative stance on social issues distracted from the campaign. [43][44]

Electoral results

Finances

According to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office, as of April 22, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Marilyn Brown Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [27] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
June 4 - June 30, 2009 [45] July 31, 2009 $10,549.98 $154,036.10 $0.00 $50,000.00 $33,178.46 $181,407.62
Jennifer Garrison Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [27] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - June 30, 2010 [46] July 26, 2010 $294,541.49 $1,100.00 $1,445.18 $1,497.58 $52,453.88 $244,685.19
July 1 - December 31, 2009 [47] January 29, 2010 $182,153.37 $192,518.80 $559.13 $945.36 $81,076.04 $294,541.49
June 4 - June 30, 2009 [48] July 31, 2009 $2,605.53 $184,550.00 $219.67 $6,023.74 $11,025.90 $182,153.37
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [27] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - April 14, 2010 [49] April 22, 2010 $813.16 $293,685.68 $21,021.79 $0.00 $28,266.28 $266,232.56

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Commercials

Jon Husted

Electoral results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary [52]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Jon Husted 67.3%
     Republican Party Sandy O'Brien 32.7%
Total Votes 741,679

Endorsements

Jon Husted

State Senator Jon Husted
  • The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF)[55]
  • Ohio GOP[56]
  • Ohio Right to Life[57]
  • Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC)[58]
  • Tribune Chronicle[59]

Sandy O'Brien

Finances

According to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office, as of April 22, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Jon Husted Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [27] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - June 30, 2010 [62] July 26, 2010 $2,051,714.28 $196,218.06 $374,898.18 $1,265.67 $201,847.36 $2,047,350.65
July 1 - December 31, 2009 [63] January 29, 2010 $1,263,380.93 $860,444.47 $86,679.61 $2,734.25 $74,845.37 $2,051,714.28
June 4 - June 30, 2009 [64] July 31, 2009 $166,668.23 $804,523.50 $121,363.62 $394,797.17 $102,607.97 $1,263,380.93
Sandra O'Brien Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [27] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
January 1 - April 14, 2010 [65] April 22, 2010 $51,915.62 $2,319.12 $175.00 $2,000.00 $55,903.96 $330.78
July 1 - December 31, 2009 [66] January 26, 2010 $95,530.62 $1,450.00 $0.00 $50,000.00 $95,065.00 $51,915.62
June 4 - June 30, 2009 [67] July 15, 2009 $608.62 $310.00 $0.00 $95,000.00 $388.00 $95,530.62

Other candidates

  • Former State Legislator Charles R. "Charlie" Earl (Libertarian Party)

Controversies

Secretary of State Project

See also: Secretary of State Project

In 2010, O'Shaughnessy received the endorsement and, most likely, the financial assistance of the Secretary of State Project, a below-the-radar 527 political organization whose purpose is to "wrestling control of the country from the Republican Party" through the process of "removing their political operatives from deciding who can vote and whose votes will count," namely the office of Secretary of State in many cases. [68][69]

Tea Party

It wasn't long after Husted aired his first television campaign advertisement, the premier political commercial in Ohio's 2010 secretary of state election, that the supposed conservative candidate drew the ire of the state's tea party movement. The thirty-second ad, which starts off with the image of a waving “Don’t tread on me” flag, a common sight at tea party protests across the country, was roundly scorned by conservative tea partiers, among them the Ohio Liberty Council and the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots, two of the major tea party organizations in the state. [70]

Ralph King, who heads the Cleveland Patriots, called out Husted over his identification as a member of the political movement, arguing that "the only relation Jon Husted would have with the Tea Party is if he would have been driving the British ship into Boston Harbor."[71] Another tea party leader, Chris Littleton of the Ohio Liberty Council, said that the Ohio state senator lacks the "street cred" to be fully accepted by state tea party activists, specifically noting his support for the renewal of the Third Frontier legislation, which would allocate $700 million to fund efforts by Ohio-based companies and research institutions to develop high-tech products. [72][73]

External links

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General Election candidates

Other sources

Former candidates

References

  1. Cleveland.com "Jennifer Brunner announces candidacy for U.S. Senate" 17 Feb. 2009
  2. Ohio Politics "Senate 2010: Brunner & Fisher Eye DC" 17 Feb. 2009
  3. Ohio Secretary of State - 2010 Democratic Primary Election Results
  4. Buckeye Firearms Association "Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Jon Husted for Ohio Secretary of State" 13 July, 2010
  5. Right Ohio "Buckeye Firearms Association Endorses Josh Mandel and Jon Husted" 15 July, 2010
  6. Can-Do Conservatives of America - Endorsements
  7. Chillicothe Gazette "Husted will bring respect to secretary of state's office" 28 Oct. 2010
  8. Cincinnati Right to Life PAC - 2010 Endorsements
  9. Husted for Ohio "Columbus Dispatch Endorsement: Husted's bipartisan record would be boon to vital elections office" 6 Oct. 2010
  10. Dayton Daily News "Editorial: Husted right pick for elections post" 29 Sept. 2010
  11. Husted for Ohio "Lorain Morning Journal: OUR VIEW EDITORIAL: Elect Jon Husted as Ohio’s next secretary of state on Nov. 2" 19 Oct. 2010
  12. Ohio Republican Party "National Rifle Association Endorses Jon Husted for Ohio Secretary of State" 24 Sept. 2010
  13. Ohio Republican Party "Ohio Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee Endorses Kasich, Husted and DeWine" 23 Sept. 2010
  14. Life News "Ohio Pro-Life Group Issues 2010 Election Endorsements, Backs Portman, Kasich" 17 May, 2010
  15. The Plain Dealer "The Plain Dealer endorses Jon Husted for Ohio secretary of state: editorial" 10 Oct. 2010
  16. Husted for Ohio "Warren Tribune Chronicle: Husted a good pick for Secretary" 11 Oct. 2010
  17. Athens News "O’Shaughnessy the right choice for Secretary of State" 7 Oct. 2010
  18. Communication Workers of America - Endorsements
  19. WKSU News "FOP splits endorsements among Democrats and Republicans" 20 July, 2010
  20. Plunderbund "Ohio Fraternal Order of Police endorse Strickland, Portman(?), Cordray, Boyce & O’Shaughnessy" 20 July, 2010
  21. Progress Ohio "NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Endorses Statewide Candidates" 1 Sept. 2010
  22. Ohio AFL-CIO - 2010 Endorsements
  23. AFL-CIO - 2010 Endorsements
  24. Dayton Daily News "Ohio Education Association announces endorsements" 12 Feb. 2010
  25. Secretary of State Project - 2010 races
  26. SEIU District 1199 "Ohio Endorsements by SEIU District 1199" 27 Sept. 2010
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  28. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted 2010 Pre-General Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  29. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted September 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  30. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted August 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  31. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted July 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  32. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted 2010 Post-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  33. Ohio Secretary of State - Maryellen O'Shaughnessy 2010 Pre-General Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  34. Ohio Secretary of State - Maryellen O'Shaughnessy September 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  35. Ohio Secretary of State - Maryellen O'Shaughnessy August 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  36. Ohio Secretary of State - Maryellen O'Shaughnessy July 2010 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  37. Ohio Secretary of State - Maryellen O'Shaughnessy 2010 Post-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  38. The Columbus Dispatch "GOP resurgent" 5 Sept. 2010
  39. Suffolk University "Suffolk University Poll of Ohio: Republicans Leading for U.S. Senator and Governor" 7 Oct. 2010
  40. The Columbus Dispatch "O'Shaughnessy gets into secretary of state race" 1 Feb. 2010
  41. Progress Ohio "Announcement: Marilyn Brown for Secretary of State" 26 March, 2009
  42. The Review "Marilyn Brown withdraws from Secretary of State race" 5 Oct. 2009
  43. Glass City Jungle "Jennifer Garrison announces campaign for Ohio Secretary of State" 3 Aug. 2009
  44. Marietta Times "Garrison envisions politics in her future" 2 Feb. 2010
  45. Ohio Secretary of State - Marilyn Brown 2009 Semi-Annual (July) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  46. Ohio Secretary of State - Jennifer Garrison 2010 Semi-Annual (July) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  47. Ohio Secretary of State - Jennifer Garrison 2009 Annual (January) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  48. Ohio Secretary of State - Jennifer Garrison 2009 Semi-Annual (July) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  49. Ohio Secretary of State - Maryellen O'Shaughnessy 2010 Pre-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  50. Buckeye Firearms Association "Jon Husted makes his run for Secretary of State official" 3 April, 2009
  51. Weapons of Mass Discussion "Sandy O'Brien Announces for Ohio Secretary of State" 11 June, 2009
  52. Ohio Secretary of State - 2010 Republican Primary Election Results
  53. Buckeye Firearms Association "Buckeye Firearms Association announces endorsement of Jon Husted for GOP nominee for Secretary of State" 29 March, 2010
  54. Moms for Ohio PAC - Moms For Ohio Endorses Jon Husted for Ohio Secretary of State
  55. Ohio Republican Party "NRA Endorses Jon Husted for Secretary of State" 25 March, 2010
  56. The Columbus Dispatch "Candidates react to GOP endorsements" 11 Sept. 2009
  57. Ohio Right to Life "Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses Statewide Candidates Powerful Slate of Pro-Life Candidates Committed to a Culture of Life" 1 Feb. 2010
  58. Ohioans for Concealed Carry "OFCC endorses Jon Husted for Secretary of State" 7 March, 2010
  59. Tribune Chronicle "Jon Husted is best choice for secretary" 15 April, 2010
  60. COAST "COAST Endorses Sandy O'Brien for Secretary of State" 6 April, 2010
  61. Mansfield Tea Party Association - Endorsements
  62. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted 2010 Semi-Annual (July) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  63. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted 2009 Annual (January) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  64. Ohio Secretary of State - Jon Husted 2009 Semi-Annual (July) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  65. Ohio Secretary of State - Sandra O'Brien 2010 Pre-Primary Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  66. Ohio Secretary of State - Sandra O'Brien 2009 Annual (January) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  67. Ohio Secretary of State - Sandra O'Brien 2009 Semi-Annual (July) Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  68. American Spectator "SOS in Minnesota" 7 Nov. 2008
  69. The Secretary of State Project - 2010 Races
  70. YouTube "Jon Husted - Defending Liberty" 16 April, 2010
  71. The Plain Dealer "Ohio Tea Party leaders fume over Secretary of State candidate Jon Husted's appeals to their movement" 18 April, 2010
  72. The Other Paper "Husted blurs the conservative boundaries" 15 April, 2010
  73. Right Ohio "TEA Partiers Don’t Buy Jon Husted’s Newfound Conservatism" 15 April, 2010