August 8, 2021
CANTON, OH – Mandi Merritt, communications director for Jane Timken, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement today in response to Mike Gibbons’ sexist attack that Jane Timken has “barely worked” in an interview with NBC 4’s The Spectrum:
“Mike Gibbons clearly did not do his research and instead decided to rely on a false, sexist trope that is wildly condescending. Here’s the facts: Jane worked her way through college, sometimes cleaning dorm bathrooms and catering events so that she could earn a good education. She went on to serve her community as a successful lawyer, Magistrate, and law clerk, as well as on countless charitable organizations. She then broke Ohio’s glass ceiling to become the first female Chair of any major political party in Ohio, leading the ORP to become one of the most successful state parties in the country. To falsely attack the only female in this race as having ‘barely worked’ is an insult and stereotype that lessens women to only their husband’s career. Jane Timken is her own person with her own record of success to stand on. Mike Gibbons may be living in the 1950s, but Ohio voters are not. Mike Gibbons should apologize to Jane and to Ohio women for perpetuating this offensive stereotype.”
Interview here (around the 6:00 minute mark)
Gibbons: “Jane Timken, best I know, before she became deputy chair of the Stark County Republican Party, barely worked. It’s certainly not her money.”
Growing Endorsements Add to Large Statewide Coalition as Clear Grassroots Candidate
August 5, 2021
CANTON, OH – U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken announced new endorsements today from Ohio conservative leaders, bringing her total statewide coalition to over 150 endorsements. This consolidation of support this early in the race and in a crowded primary field highlights Timken as the grassroots, consensus candidate Ohio conservatives trust. Timken’s army of Ohio supporters dwarfs that of her opponents who are either relying on national interests to boost their bid or have no statewide viability.
“Ohio’s grassroots conservatives know me and trust my leadership because unlike other candidates in this race, I have been the one fighting in the trenches with them,” said Timken. “Fighting for President Trump, fighting for America First policies, and fighting for conservative principles that have worked for Ohio. I am proud to have an army of grassroots warriors championing my America First candidacy. Together, we will win this race.”
“No one has worked harder for Republicans and to instill Republican values in Ohio than Jane did during her time as Ohio Republican Party Chair. She has been a tremendous asset to Ohio and she will continue to be as our next United State Senator. We need more people like Jane in public office and she has my full endorsement.” – Mike Zuren, Lake County Treasurer-Elect
“I am supporting Jane because she is a strong Republican who has shown that she will fight every day for our conservative values. I am confident that she will go to Washington and work effectively to bring the best policies for Ohioans. She has my full support.” – Pat South, former Warren County Commissioner
Full list of today’s endorsements
Brett Kolb, Fulton County GOP Chair
Wendy Hardy, Fulton County Recorder
Mike Zuren, Lake County Treasurer-Elect
Pat South, Former Warren Co. Commissioner
Andrew Havas, Franklin County Republican Executive Committee Member
Today’s milestone comes on the heels of another major endorsement from America First champion Governor Kristi Noem. This adds to the growing momentum and enthusiasm behind Timken’s grassroots campaign as the only candidate in the race with a statewide coalition in all 88 counties with ‘Timken County Chairs’ statewide. Timken is also the only campaign doing direct voter contact efforts, already surpassing 300,000 voter contacts, including 100,000 doors knocked. Importantly, Timken is also the only candidate with statewide donor support in all of Ohio’s 88 counties, raising 84% of her total funds from within the Buckeye State. Learn more about Jane Timken and her campaign for U.S. Senate HERE.
Key Endorsement Adds to Growing Momentum Around America First Senate Candidate
August 3, 2021
CANTON, OH – U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken announced the endorsement today of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
“I am proud to endorse Jane Timken for the United States Senate. I saw firsthand Jane’s leadership skills when she served as the first female Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) and delivered the State of Ohio for President Trump by substantial margins in 2020,” said Governor Noem. “Jane is a trailblazer who fights to keep Ohio red and she has never backed down from a fight. I am confident that Jane Timken will be a leader with grit, perseverance, and integrity, exactly what is needed to fight for Ohio values in Washington, DC.”
Governor Noem went on to add: “I have known Jane for many years. She is a strong conservative who loves Ohio. She puts America First, and is fiercely pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. We need more strong, driven, and experienced female leaders like Jane Timken. I ask that every Buckeye who believes in keeping America great, to join me and support her. Because I AM WITH JANE!”
“I am honored to have the support of Governor Kristi Noem,” said Timken. “Governor Noem has led her state to prosperity by advocating for America First policies, and that is exactly what I will do in the U.S. Senate to advance our shared values of protecting life, defending our Constitution, and standing strong for America. As a fellow conservative woman, I am proud to have a fighter like Governor Noem in my corner.”
Governor Kristi Noem’s endorsement adds to the growing momentum and enthusiasm behind Timken’s grassroots campaign. Timken is the only candidate in the race with a statewide coalition in all 88 counties with ‘Timken County Chairs’ statewide, as well as an army of 145+ grassroots endorsements from conservative leaders across the state. Timken is also the only campaign doing direct voter contact efforts, already surpassing 300,000 voter contacts, including 100,000 doors knocked, with just under a year left until the primary. Importantly, Timken is also the only candidate with statewide donor support in all of Ohio’s 88 counties, raising 84% of her total funds from within the Buckeye State. Learn more about Jane Timken and her campaign for U.S. Senate HERE.