Today, Ohio progressive organizations announced updated and expanded plans for the largest midterm election coalition ‘Get Out the Vote’ (GOTV) effort in Ohio’s history. Today’s announcement provides more details and an expansion on the announcement made earlier this month.
The coalition’s updated and expanded plan is to collectively knock on 1.2 million doors of Democratic turnout targets to push those voters to vote early or on Election Day. The breakdown of knocks by county and city follow.
To date, since the start of early vote, the coalition has knocked more than 200,000 doors. These already-knocked doors are included in the 1.2 million doors, and include about 85,000 in Cuyahoga County, 43,000 in Franklin County, 29,000 in Hamilton County, 6,000 in Lorain County, 15,000 in Lucas County, 8,000 in Mahoning County, and 15,000 in Summit County.
In addition to the coalition’s ground game, For Our Future Ohio, Conservation Ohio, and Planned Parenthood Votes Ohio each announced details of their robust digital advertising campaigns.
For Our Future Ohio will spend a total of $300,000 on digital ads in October and through Election Day. $250,000 will be spent on ads with positive Cordray and GOTV messages, targeting mobilization voters in Cuyahoga, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties, as well as Dayton. $50,000 will be spent targeting persuadable voters in Ohio’s 1st congressional district.
Conservation Ohio will spend a total of $250,000 on digital ads in October and through Election Day with pro-Cordray and GOTV messages, targeting mobilization and persuadable voters in Cuyahoga, Lucas, Montgomery, and Hamilton Counties.
Planned Parenthood Votes Ohio will spend a total of $493,000 on digital ads in October and through Election Day. $300,000 will be spent on ads with positive Cordray, health care comparison, and negative DeWine messages, targeting persuadable voters statewide. $143,000 will be spent targeting voters statewide who demonstrate strong support for re-electing Senator Brown, but may still be undecided in the Governor’s race with positive Cordray messaging. $50,000 will be spent targeting persuadable voters in Ohio’s critical 12th congressional district with positive O’Connor messages.