Monday, October 25, 2010

Who the heck is funding Our Future Ohio?

Over the weekend, Speaker Pelosi said the following:
Everything was going great and all of a sudden secret money from God knows where — because they won't disclose it — is pouring in.
I'll give you a second to stop laughing at the first four words of that statement.

But let's get to the meat of the quote. Speaker Pelosi is upset at "secret money" influencing the election.

Boy is it. Just look at Ohio.

Our Future Ohio is a brand spanking new PAC that is spending at least $2.5 million to attack John Kasich and three Ohio House candidates, including Matt Carle of central Ohio.

The kicker?

No one has any clue who the heck is funding them. And we're not going to know before the election.

In other words, this PAC, run by Speaker Budish's chief political strategist, is doing exactly what Speaker Pelosi is complaining about.

Additionally, the Ohio House Republicans have made complaints regarding collusion.
House Republicans say a new independent group that plans to spend $2.5 million on television ads attacking several GOP candidates has coordinated illegally with Democratic campaigns.

State Rep. William G. Batchelder, R-Medina, said concerns about Our Future Ohio stem from how quickly the group began airing television commercials after it was organized.

At a press conference today, the House minority leader said it’s hard to imagine how Our Future Ohio mapped out a strategy, wrote scripts, hired actors, filmed and was airing commercials within days of organizing.
In other words, Our Future Ohio is pretty much everything we despise about the state of American politics.

Unlimited cash. Anonymous donors. Obvious collusion. Blatant hypocrisy.


  1. Blatant hypocrisy!?! Like you praising American Crossroads and the Chamber but blasting Democratic PAC?

    Hypocrisy? Look in a mirror, Keeling.

  2. And what is wrong with American Crossroads and the Chamber?


  3. I just saw the ad produced by "Our Future Ohio" against Andy Thompson. A majority Democratic controlled City Council of eight voted in any fees or COLA's raises for such. As a professional firefighter/ EMT employed by Marietta Ohio, I have to make a comment. I live in Marietta and pay taxes. I have changed my mind a "WILL" vote "for" THOMPSON. At first, I "was" going to vote Secrest and "not" Thompson. I differ in a couple of ideals. BUT these half truth ads are really just disgusting lies. Ohio state regulates that any health and auto insurance co. selling in Ohio must provide ambulance coverage at no additional cost to the insured. True the city has started soft billing for ambulance runs. Meicare/ medicaid also cover. City residences and those "working in the city" should never see a bill. Outsiders are soft billed 3 times and then it is forgotten. Nobody recognizes the farm as in our city limits. These so called farmers in the ad aren't from Marietta. At best they live nearby. They don't pay my wages or equipment that I use, but for years the taxpaying citizens of Marietta have paid for protection that gets farmed out for free. Marietta doesn't even charge for mutual aid to surrounding communities. If these alleged farmers are hurt in a corn picker, my co-workers will provide free service to keep them around to tell more lies. If their barn or house burns, I will place my life on the line to save them. Why do I owe them a free ride?

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