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Ohio Senate Debate Organizer Is A Tim Ryan Donor


The leader of the nonpartisan Ohio Debate Commission was responsible for scheduling the debates between Republican J.D. Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan have donated thousands to Democratic candidates over time, including at least one donation to Ryan.

Jill Miller Zimon was the executive director of the commission and gave $13,000 to Democrats from 2006 to 2018, including a $250 check for Ryan in 2014. According to Federal Election Commission databases, Others recipients include Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democratic senator, Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, as well as the Ohio Democratic Party.

The debate commission was created in 2018 in order to ensure “fair, substantive debates.” However, Zimon’s partisan background is creating problems. There are no scheduled debates and the Vance campaign claims it cannot trust the commission to deliver a fair debate. Zimon is also a Democrat, and served on the board of a local Planned Parenthood affiliate.

Vance spokeswoman said that the so-called nonpartisan group was led by “someone who is a financial supporter of our opponent” and gave money to Ohio Democrats in the year she was hired to lead the commission. Washington Free Beacon. “Mrs. Zimon’s one-sided donor history makes clear that this entire ‘debate…

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