(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The so-called “nonpartisan” Ohio Debate Commission is led by a woman who has donated thousands of dollars to Democrat candidates over the years, including at least one donation to Ohio Democrat Senate candidate Tim Ryan.
Executive Director Jill Miller Zimon donated more than $13,000 to Democrat candidates between 2006 and 2018, including $250 to Tim Ryan’s 2014 congressional campaign, according to the Federal Elections Commission records.
In addition to donating to Democrats, Zimon also ran for office as a Democrat and serves on the board of a local branch of Planned Parenthood.
The Ohio Debate Commission is tasked with scheduling the debates between Tim Ryan and his Republican challenger J.D. Vance. The commission was established in 2018 to ensure “fair and substantive debates.”
But Zimon’s partisanship is causing problems. Currently, no debate has been scheduled between Ryan and Vance, and the Vance campaign says it cannot trust a commission headed up by a partisan to provide a fair debate.
According to a spokesman for the Vance campaign, Zimon’s “one-sided donor history” and her relationship with Planned Parenthood show that the so-called nonpartisan debate commission is a “sham.”
Jill Miller Zimon made her largest donations to Senator Sherrod Brown. In all, she gave the Ohio Democrat $5,760 over the years. She also gave $3,000 to the Democrat-linked political action committee, the Ohio Grassroots Victory Fund, between 2017 and 2018. The PAC states that it works to “win up and down the ballot in … 2022, and 2024.”
Zimon donated to Democrat Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, giving $1,700 to the 2016 Clinton campaign. She also gave Barack Obama $260 during his 2012 reelection campaign.
Zimon ran two unsuccessful campaigns for the Ohio State House as a Democrat candidate in 2014 and 2016. She was endorsed by several left-wing activist groups including Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, and Progressive Majority.
Zimon still sits on the board of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio and has been a very vocal critic of the Republican Party’s pro-life position.