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Lisa Forbes’s Ohio Democratic Party Endorsement Ad #2

Added on March 5, 2024

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Ad Text: In a Facebook post, the Ohio Democratic Party writes, “Lisa Forbes has upheld the highest standards of integrity and safeguarded the rights of Ohioans. Vote Judge Lisa Forbes, Democratic Party-endorsed candidate for Supreme Court, on or before March 19th.” 

The accompanying graphic reads, “Safeguard abortion in Ohio. Elect Judge Lisa Forbes” on top and then OHIODEMS.ORG, Elect Judge Lisa Forbes, Vote on March 19 with a Learn More button.

Who's responsible for this ad?

This ad does not include the typical “Paid for by” disclaimer but is on the Ohio Democratic Party’s Facebook page and includes a link to an Ohio Democrats’ website, called “Build the Bench.” In the most recent campaign finance filing, the Ohio Democratic Party reported having a balance of $1,587,199, and the Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund a balance of $1,48,351. Click here for the 2023 contributions to Ohio political parties. 

Discussion and Analysis

Context: The Ohio Democratic Party endorsed Judge Forbes for the primary election over the other Democrat running for the seat, Judge Terri Jamison. It’s typical for political parties to endorse one candidate over the other in advance of the primary elections.