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Ohio Party Chairmen annoyed by HSUS tactics
While recording an upcoming edition of the radio program Town Hall Ohio, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern and Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine reacted to HSUS' ballot proposal to undermine the authority of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
"We don't need extreme out-of-state groups coming into Ohio," according to DeWine.
HSUS is "clearly out of touch with Ohioans," said Redfern.
The Care Board was approved by Ohio voters this past November by a nearly two-to-one margin. The process of creating the board is now moving through the legislature.
"It's pretty remarkable. We haven't even had a chance to write the rules and somebody else is going to tell us what the rules should be," Redfern said.
The HSUS ballot proposal "just shows the political angle of the Humane Society, and I would just tell them to back off," said DeWine.
DeWine and Redfern appear on Town Hall Ohio to discuss a wide range of political and policy issues. The two-part series airs the weekends of Feb. 13 - 14 and Feb. 20 -21. Their discussion of the HSUS plan airs in week two.
The full episodes with Chairmen Redfern and DeWine will be available on-line Feb. 15 and Feb 22.