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Who spent $265,000 to trash candidates in Ohio House election in Brown and Clermont counties?

See who's behind the Growth and Opportunity PAC
Posted at 11:27 PM, Mar 05, 2020

GEORGETOWN, Ohio — Hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent to influence the Ohio House District 66 race by a group that nobody seems to know anything about, according to the Brown County News Democrat.

The Growth and Opportunity PAC has spent $265,000 on negative radio and television ads against candidates Nick Owens and Adam Bird. The group has also paid for multiple mailings to every home in the district, robo calls, surveys, Facebook ads and other attempts to influence voters to reject Owens and Bird.

The group hasn't bought any negative ads against the third candidate in the race, Allen Freeman. In fact, the group's advertising for Freeman has been positive.

Who's behind the Growth and Opportunity PAC and why is it trying to influence an election in all of Brown and part of Clermont counties? The News Democrat did some digging and found out.

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