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Bipartisanship or betrayal?

Cabal that elected Jason Stephens Ohio House speaker includes all Democrat representatives, Columbus lobbyists and a small minority of reneging House Republicans, collusion insiders say is all about power and money over principle and party

Jason Stephens Allison Russo

Speaker-elect Jason Stephens (R) (left) is sworn in while House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D) (right) holds the Bible upon which Stephens pledges his commitment to his oath of office. 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - “They have betrayed every conservative voter, activist and organization that has worked to establish and defend conservative principles — betrayed them for 30 pieces of silver.”

That’s what a Capitol Square insider said to the Ohio Press Network (OPN) about the Columbus lobbyists and conniving lawmakers who worked to get Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) elected speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 135th General Assembly Tuesday.

Editor-in-Chief of The Ohio Press Network

Jack is also an investigative reporter for The Ohio Press Network and a Statehouse correspondent for WHK AM1420 in Cleveland.

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