TIFFIN, OH (TiffinOhio.net News) — Outspoken conservative activist and Marysville businesswoman Melissa Ackison (R) blistered her primary opponent for the District 26 Ohio Senate seat in a new video on Tuesday.
Ackison, who said in the video she was “in Seneca County today stacking paper and picking up checks,” told her haters to “keep on hating” and to remember that she’s “stacking paper,” a slang term for raising money.
“Seriously haters, keep on hatin’,” Ackison said before laughing. “I’m stackin’ checks,” she continued.
Ackison also gave a shout out to her GOP primary challenger, State Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin), who announced a few months ago his intention to seek the 26th District Ohio Senate seat.
“Oh, and one last thing, to my opponent: I’m in your backyard, stackin’ paper,” Ackison said. “People are frustrated with you. You haven’t been doing a very good job getting out to the constituents. They remember that!”
So far, Ackison’s only announced opponent in 2020 in the 26th District Ohio Senate race would be Reineke. The Senate seat will be vacated by term-limited Sen. David Burke (R, Marysville).
The district includes all or part of Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford, Morrow, Marion, and Union counties, a district that Ms. Ackison referred to as “God’s country.”
Ackison, who ran in the 2018 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, and came in third behind Jim Renacci and Mike Gibbons, describes herself on her Facebook profile as a “Liberty loving, gun toting, Bible carrying, 80/90’s hip hop enthusiast & habitual line stepper.”
Ackison says she is running on a conservative platform.
“As a victim of Obamacare and as advocate for others in my position, I have a deep and very personal mission to overhaul the healthcare system. Free market design and marketplace competition coupled with patient centered insurance regulations are the only way to give the American people freedom of choice for their healthcare needs,” Ackison said of healthcare. “As the Justice for All candidate, I am pro-life and am steadfast in my convictions. Joining the popular support of organizations performing barbaric procedures to our women is something I will never endorse.”
She previously criticized Reineke after attending his campaign announcement event, calling him an “establishment candidate.”
“[Reineke] has ZERO major legislative accomplishments under his belt as a state rep, is rated as a “somewhat conservative” and is another wealthy stately looking gentleman (not that I ever expect any level of diversity),” Ackison said in a previous statement.
Attempts to reach out to Bill Reineke’s campaign for comment were not returned.