The conservative group Americans for Prosperity spent $33,542,051 to influence elections in 2011 and 2012 - but not one penny of that against Republicans.
Is that about to change?
The Ohio chapter of Americans for Prosperity has weighed in on the proposed Medicaid expansion championed by state Rep. Barbara Sears (R., Monclova Township).
The group tied Sears' Medicaid expansion efforts to Obamacare and made clear it plans to wage war against expansion of the Medical insurance program for poor people.
Sears has said she opposes the bulk of ObamaCare but that extending Medicaid coverage to more lower-income Ohioans is in their and the state's interest.
Sears is on the same page as Gov. John Kasich - and both are out of sync with the most conservative wing of the Republican Party on this issue.
A local Tea Party group last month announced it had done a survey showing that Monvlova Township businessman Rich Iott would have a good chance of beating Sears in the Republican primary in 2014 - based entirely on her support of Medicaid expansion.
Here's some of what AFP-Ohio had to say about Sears' legislation:
“At a time when even the Obama Administration is essentially admitting defeat by delaying key provisions of Obamacare, Rep. Sears should not recklessly and irresponsibly tie our state’s finances and the physical health and well-being of our most vulnerable citizens to this eventual disaster. We call on all members of the Ohio General Assembly to support Ohio families, stand up for fiscal responsibility, and oppose Rep. Sears and President Obama’s Medicaid expansion.”