While the rest of the field in the race for U.S. Senate refuse to speak truth to Ohio Republican voters, Matt Dolan remains the only candidate who is not holding back. In a recent interview with The Youngstown Vindicator, Dolan took Joe Biden to task for his role in emboldening Vladimir Putin while also calling Donald Trump’s comments praising the Russian tyrant “disgusting.” Dolan’s approach and substantive focus on issues impacting Ohio make him the “lone wolf,” in the contest according to USA Today Network Ohio, as the one candidate who has “steered clear of conservative buzzwords and instead talks policy ideas.”
“While saying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the responsibility of Vladimir Putin, state Sen. Matt Dolan, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, said President Joe Biden is ‘responsible’ for the factors that ‘may have influenced that horrific decision’.
“Dolan said Biden’s decision to ‘reduce the supply of oil and gas that we produce gave financial boost to Russia, which allowed (Putin) to have the financial security to build up towards this invasion.’
“Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, said Biden, a Democrat, is making a major error by not moving forward with ‘crippling’ sanctions against Russia for the Ukraine invasion.
“Asked about former President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, saying Putin, Russia’s president, is a ‘genius’ and ‘very savvy’ for declaring a large portion of Ukraine as independent before invading, Dolan said: ‘I think it’s disgusting’.
“Before commenting on Trump and Biden, Dolan said: ‘Make no mistake, this is Putin’s war. He attacked a sovereign nation. So let me be very clear: this is Russia trying to erase a nation, a culture, a language, a people’.”
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“Matt Dolan knows he’s not the flashiest candidate in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race.
“The Republican state senator, who hails from outside Cleveland, can talk in painstaking detail about inflation and the supply chain. At lunch in Dayton last week, he steered clear of conservative buzzwords and talked policy ideas, like giving Pell grants to people who choose to pursue technical training.
“More than anything, Dolan tries to sell people on how he’s different from the rest of the crowded field.
“’I’m the only one with substance, and my opponents are running on the personality side, thinking that the more outrageous they are, that that’s somehow attractive,’ he told USA TODAY Network Ohio.
“In many ways, Dolan mirrors traditional conservatives like Sen. Rob Portman and former Gov. George Voinovich, who dominated Republican politics for decades with bread and butter issues like taxes, local control and school choice.”
“Dolan is likely the only candidate who would respond that way, just as he’s the lone wolf who hasn’t questioned the 2020 election. He said he voted for Trump both times and is quick to tout his policies, but he’s not pledging blind fealty to the former president either.”
“Dolan, for his part, knows what he’s dealing with, and he argues Republicans in recent years have failed to make good on their ideas.
“’We had all Republicans, and we couldn’t get Trump’s plan into law,’ he said. ‘Isn’t that a Republican problem, if you don’t send people who don’t want to engage, don’t want to do the necessary work to get Republican ideas over the finish line?’”
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Learn more about Dolan’s campaign for U.S. Senate at www.DolanForOhio.com.