Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.
Labor union influence over the Ohio Democratic Party would be difficult to overstate, as the latest campaign finance reports once again confirm.
Ohio union bosses have scheduled a special Columbus screening of Citizen Koch, a far-left revisionist history of Big Labor’s failed attempt to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in 2012.
Campaign finance reports filed on January 31 serve as a reminder that Big Labor holds the purse strings of the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP).
Media Trackers uncovered several facts about “citizen-driven, community-based bipartisan coalition” We Are Ohio during 2013 which should confirm beyond question that We Are Ohio is a union front group.
Most of Ohio’s big unions had already endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald and the rest of the statewide Democrat slate by the end of 2013, before FitzGerald dropped Sen. Eric Kearney (D-Cincinnati) from the ticket and gained a primary challenger.
Dayton Mayor-Elect Nan Whaley tripled her opponents’ spending during the 2013 race, boosted by union contributions that exceeded the total funding raised by the other candidates.
Leftist think tank Policy Matters Ohio suggested this week that Cleveland’s nonprofit hospitals should be paying tens of millions in additional property taxes, despite insisting in May that Ohio hospitals need more taxpayer funding through the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
Union campaign committee We Are Ohio violated Ohio elections law by failing to disclose in-kind support from three labor unions in its July report to the secretary of state, the Ohio Elections Commission (OEC) ruled at a December 5 meeting.
Union campaign committee We Are Ohio received assistance from several labor unions for more than a dozen events this spring, but reported no in-kind support for the first six months of 2013.