Confidential Memo

The May primary election for who will be Ohio’s next governor, who will replace Rob Portman in the United States Senate and who Ohio elects to the US House of Representatives is rapidly approaching.

(NOTE: As of this email, it appears the legislative primaries for the Ohio General Assembly will occur later, likely August)

And the outcome of the 2022 Ohio federal and gubernatorial primaries will likely determine whether we stop the destruction of our freedoms and take them back, or whether we maintain only the illusion of freedom.

If we lose and they take the Senate, the Marxist Left will seize total control of Congress and massively accelerate their fast-track to a totalitarian, tyrannical federal government.

But if we win, there is a very real possibility that we just might win bigger than ever before!

The first fight in these primaries is determining which candidates will actually stand up and fight back to defend our Second Amendment and our way of life if they get elected, and which candidates are Swamp Monster RINOs just spouting campaign rhetoric to get elected.

The fact is, if backstabbing RINO’s win, they will deliver total victory to the Left, and we will lose everything as the Democrats obliterate the 2nd Amendment by passing Red Flag Gun Confiscation, Government Gun Registration and everything else they want.   

The good news is, Ohio Gun Owners is going to war to make sure every gun owner in the state is activated and mobilized into a political fighting force for the May primary!

In fact, the OGO team has been working ever since the passage of Constitutional Carry to implement Ohio Gun Owners’ critical 2022 primary election plan, and I wanted to tell you about it.

I believe it’s absolutely crucial you review it right away.

And with time running out, I’m counting on your generous financial support to help us put this plan into action.


As you’ll see, I’ve budgeted $71,250 to put Ohio Gun Owners’ plan of attack into action.

Subtracting funds that have already been earmarked for this program, we still must raise $38,250 between now and April 18th to launch the full program.

I know that may sound steep; however, it’s only a fraction of what liberal Super PACS and out-of-state special interest groups are spending to advance their gun control agenda and candidates.

But time is running out — I need to hear from you as soon as possible!

Without your support, I’m afraid we could see anti-gun moderates take charge after these elections are over.

And I can’t begin to explain what a DISASTER that would be.

Instead of building on our success at stopping Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s gun-control push in Congress, our backs will be against the wall.

If the Democrats and moderate RINO’s take total control of the US Senate, Congress will undoubtedly renew their push for a wide array of gun control bills, including:

*** Federal Red Flag Gun Confiscation. This Republican-sponsored law (S.7, e.g.) would let your ex-spouse, angry co-worker, or a nut-job neighbor file a complaint against you in a secret, ex parte court hearing that you know nothing about, claiming that you are a dangerous madman.

If the liberal judge agrees, he will issue a confiscation order and the first you’ll know about it is when your front door is no-knocked at 6am in the morning – without ever being charged, tried or convicted of a crime!

*** A national registry of gun and gun owners through universal background checksThe hallmark gun-control bill of the Radical Left, this garbage (like H.R. 8) would give the gun grabbers what they have always wanted – a list of every gun owner in America.

But what if you don’t want to add your name to the list like a sex-offender? That’s a felony. And we say “screw that.”

Pelosi passed this bill in 2021, but gun owners were able to stop it in the US Senate because Chuck Schumer couldn’t get the votes he needed to force it through.

And truth be told, I’m afraid this would only be the start, because when the flood gates open, the Left will do everything they can to turn America into California or New York.

That’s why gun owners need to STAND AND FIGHT NOW!

There are several statewide primary election races where Ohio’s gun owners can make a difference, including:

>>>  Rob Portman’s seat.
Rob Portman was a vocal supporter of Red Flag Gun Confiscation laws and Universal Gun Registration. Gun owners have the chance to replace him with a Senator that fights FOR gun owners rather than against them!

>>>  Ohio Governor.
Mike DeWine signed Constitutional Carry and Stand-Your-Ground into law for Ohio. But Mike DeWine also did those things only after massive amounts of time, money and resources were spent by OGO to mobilize gun owners in every corner of Ohio to leverage the momentum this Republican Primary created.

And we cannot forget that Mike DeWine launched a massive assault on our gun-rights in 2019 after the Dayton murders, and it was only blocked because Ohio Gun Owners’ members went to WAR with the legislature to stop it.

Every candidate running against DeWine has pledged to be 100% rock-solid on gun-rights, and if a pro-gun candidate unseats DeWine in the primary election, you and I will finally have the opportunity to MASSIVELY overhaul Ohio’s badly lacking self-defense laws!

This is just the beginning.

The fact is, our country is on the ropes, and in more ways than one. The radical Left is working diligently to implement their Marxist remake of America by rioting in the streets, infiltrating our classrooms, destroying the family unit and assaulting the freedoms our country needs to survive.

It is time for us to FIGHT BACK, and without remorse! OGO simply cannot pull any punches in the first round of primary elections.

We have put together a four-part plan to ensure that no candidate can hide from their records, surveys, or public statements, including:

  • Some of the most aggressive digital ads ever seen in Ohio allowing us to totally saturate key districts and hammer away at the weak moderates who are trying to hide their compromised records.
  • Two rounds of hard-hitting direct mail that will give gun owners the facts that anti-gun RINOS are trying to camouflage about their voting record. And since it’s going to be mailed, Facebook can’t censor this;
  • Our powerful statewide email program that will cover every race I’ve mentioned already and several more that I haven’t. These emails will give dates, bill numbers, voting histories, and everything gun owners need to hold gun-grabbers in Columbus accountable!
  • Door-to-door digital lit drops in targeted districts that will give gun owners critical information while reminding gun grabbers that there is nothing OGO won’t do to expose their records and defend our Second Amendment freedoms!

You’ve seen the plan. You’ve seen some of the races that we are focusing on. Now I have to ask you to dig deep so we can put this plan into action!

Time is running out, and we need to raise $38,250 -– fast!

That’s why I hope that you will agree to a contribution of $1,000, $500, or $250 immediately!

I know that’s a lot, but our gun rights are under attack more than ever before, even from our own side! We need to send a message that anyone who attacks our freedoms will be totally exposed at election time!

If a larger amount of $500 or $250 isn’t possible, please consider $100, $50 or at least $25!


Whatever you can give, please donate immediately!

It takes time to produce hard hitting videos, make digital ad buys, draft the direct mail, and put together digital lit drops — we simply must have our final budget in place quickly!

The good news is that if we are successful in running this program, in exposing anti-gun moderates, it will remind them that messing with the Second Amendment is a bad career move in Ohio.

OGO is chomping at the bit to launch this program. But we can’t do it without your generous support.

So please consider a generous contribution of $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, $25 or whatever you can afford!

For Freedom,

Chris Dorr
Executive Director
Ohio Gun Owners

P.S. I’ve outlined our primary program in greater detail on page 4 of this letter, please review it before deciding what level of support you can send us.

OGO 2022 Primary Election Plan and Budget

Digital Ad Campaign in Targeted Districts

Cost: $38,650

Digital ads allow OGO to absolutely saturate a legislative district or statewide demographic with our message and do it at the cheapest online engagement possible. The videos often go viral and allow gun owners to share them with everyone they know. These ads are slated to ‘go hot’ in late April and we need to run them for two weeks.

Mail Program in Targeted Districts                                               

Cost:  $28,075

A series of two hard-hitting survey results letters informing approximately 10,000 pro-gun grassroots patriots in statewide primary races where the candidates in their primary stand, and how their current legislator voted against their gun rights! This mail will begin hitting between April 25 and April 29.  While more expensive per engagement than digital ads, they allow us to provide more information than a 60-second ad can contain. In 2022, it’s worth it.

Internet, Phone and Email Program

Cost:  $17,400

Host all candidates’ survey responses on OGO’s website and Facebook page, and pay for statewide Internet and digital media ads urging Ohio gun owners to see where their candidates stand on Second Amendment issues.  Pay for a series of eleven emails – including three deploys to a statewide pro-Second Amendment prospect list – with video updates giving gun owners all of the information we have on these races.

Ground Game                                                

Cost: $5,900

Teams of OGO mobilizers will deliver digital flyers, drilling down by known voter history and going neighborhood by neighborhood in targeted districts, delivering tens of thousands of our voter score cards, making sure that everyone in these key races know who stabbed them in the back and who wants to fight for the Second Amendment.

Program Cost:
(Less money raised)


Total Outstanding Budget: