From Columbus Dispatch --
On his first day in office yesterday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sought to fulfill a campaign pledge by asking Florida's attorney general to let him join a lawsuit challenging federal health-care reforms.
DeWine, a Republican, sent a letter to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asking to join a multistate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of reforms championed by President Barack Obama.
Florida is the lead plaintiff in a case in which about 20 states are contesting the federal government's authority to require Americans to buy health insurance.
Bondi's office couldn't say yesterday how many other states have asked to join the case this year. DeWine and five other Republicans replaced Democratic attorneys general after the 2010 election cycle.