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Lisa Forbes’s Ohio Democratic Party Endorsement Ad

Added on February 28, 2024

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Ad Text: In this social media ad, Judge Forbes says,I’m Judge Lisa Forbes, the endorsed Democrat for Ohio Supreme Court and I’m asking for your vote on or before March 19. The Supreme Court needs to be an effective firewall to protect our democracy, our constitutional rights, and the rule of law. I will never bend to political pressure and I will always stand up for your rights.”

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. 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. Political parties sometimes endorse one candidate over the other before the partisan primaries. The Facebook post notes “Judge Lisa Forbes gives Democrats the best chance to flip the Ohio Supreme Court this November.”