2/9/18 Press Release

Team Melissa Ackison for U.S. Senate spokesperson, Peggy Guzzo, response to Senator Sherrod Brown’s campaign.

RE Senator Sherrod Brown’s Campaign spokesman Preston Maddock comments, to Columbus Dispatch Reporter Darrel Rowland, calling Melissa Ackison’s statements “inappropriate,” in her speech to the Ohio GOP, and demanding her comments be condemned by her fellow GOP opponents, is completely absurd. If Senator Sherrod Brown’s Camp finds the 2nd Amendment offensive and is easily offended by tough words then Senator Sherrod Brown should just concede the election to Melissa Ackison because it’s going to get a lot tougher for him when facing Melissa Ackison on a debate stage.

Peggy Guzzo, Spokesperson
Friends to Elect Melissa Ackison


1/19/18 Press Release

Melissa Ackison Campaign Manager, Peggy Guzzo, released the following statement after watching Gibbons and Renacci’s recent backings from political insiders:

“Disappointing but Not Surprising

Renacci is collecting swamp and establishment tokens from Washington and Ohio GOP establishment and Gibbons is collecting them from the Kasich team and deep state in the Ohio GOP.  Well newsflash to both, we the PEOPLE are interested in a true conservative committed to returning the Republic to the people. We are done with backdoor deals by special interest-establishment elitist promising us the world and giving us nothing. We want real change and honest hardworking representatives to move our Country forward and work with the President to reinvest in our Country and in the American people. We love all people but we need to take this time to rebuild our Country and Melissa Ackison is the only true Republican conservative running for U.S. Senate, who can beat Sherrod Brown in a head to head match. If Renacci or Gibbon wins the Republican Primary that means Sherrod Browns stays in and the establishment and deep state of corruption wins and that simply is not an option. Take no chances work, support, and vote to elect Melissa Ackison in the May 8th Republican Primary.

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Peggy Guzzo,
Campaign Manager
Friends to Elect Melissa Ackison


Press Release:  1/12/18

Melissa Ackison’s response to the Press’s request for a response to Alleged Comments made by President Trump:

“Now the press wants to shed light on my candidacy for U.S. Senate, only to pit me against the President on something the President supposedly said in a meeting I did not attend. I’ve been in the race for U.S. Senate since September and the press and my opponents have ignored my candidacy; most likely because I am the strongest conservative Republican in the race for U.S. Senate, who will defeat Sherrod Brown. As for the alleged comments from President Trump, I wasn’t in the room so I don’t know what was actually said and the context in which it was said and therefore will not judge my President’s alleged words without knowing the facts; however, personally, I love all people, I love my President, I love my Country and I believe in honestly assessing the strengths and weakness of any matter that impacts the American people. And I would add, if such comments were said, then who in the room was caring enough to ask for clarification? I personally have met and worked with the President on health care initiatives and I can tell you, the President is very smart and a master when it comes to the use of verbal causes and effects to move the focus to where he wants it and he deeply cares about all life but feels it is his responsibility to take care of Americans first.”

Melissa Ackison


Press Release 1/6/18:

Melissa Ackison candidate for U.S. Senate held a Facebook Live press conference yesterday to announce the start of her grassroot statewide Townhall Meetings. Melissa Ackison will take her message of how to move our Country forward and promise to keep the Federal Government in check both in power and spending and the importance to support President Trump in cleaning up Washington and returning the republic to the people. However, prior to announcing the Melissa Ackison for U.S. Senate Townhall County Meetings, she first took a moment to acknowledge Josh Mandel’s decision to drop out of the race by stating she reached out to Josh Mandel earlier and shared her sincere wishes of support and prayers to him and his family during this difficult time.
Melissa Ackison ended the press conference by publicly calling out a pay-to-play practice that her campaign has encountered by some county Central Committees requesting a fee to be considered for endorsements. Melissa Ackison made it clear she will not pay for endorsements but will run and win the hearts of voters on her own merits and with the grace of God. After wrapping up the Facebook Live conference, Melissa Ackison was asked whether she was concerned with the establishment putting in another candidate, maybe someone from the Governor’s race. Melissa Ackison said she wasn’t concerned because she said the voters have awaken and are wise to the ways of the establishment and tired of candidates switching races because they can’t win the race they’re in and selfishly looking for another race that’s a good fit for them but not the people.