State Rep. Bob Latta just launched a new ad accusing state senator Steve Buehrer of “sponsoring the Taft gas tax,” for working at a company that was the “center of Ohio’s largest corruption scandal” and for taking money from jailed Republican fundraiser Tom Noe.
“Steve Buehrer – worked with Taft. Took money from Noe,” the ad concludes.
The ad attempts to turn the tables on Buehrer, who benefited from a recent advertising blitz from the anti-tax Club for Growth portraying Latta as a tax-hiker.
Last week, the Club for Growth aired an ad attacking "tax-and-spend Bob Latta" for voting to approve a budget advanced by Taft, whose woeful performance ratings plagued Ohio Republicans last year.
The Club for Growth, which spent $75,000 on the advertisement, is backing state senator Steve Buehrer in the primary. The ad drew a complaint from Latta’s campaign, alleging they misrepresented one of his votes in the legislature.
The special primary election is scheduled for November 6.