Today Governor Kasich’s team will release his latest campaign finance report, and they will point to the contributions as a sign of support for the Governor’s reelection.
What they will not be quick to point out, however, is that the Kasich-Taylor campaign has accepted at least $400,000 from political appointees and $96,000 from a company that is helping Russia expand its railroad during the present Ukranian crisis.
Here’s Who Is Funding the Kasich-Taylor Campaign:
Kasich Received $96,000 From Company Helping Russia During Ukrainian Crisis: “Ohio has about 49,000 people of Ukrainian ancestry, and leaders say they are outraged that Timken Co., of Canton, would agree to help Russia’s railroad industry expand while Russia has snubbed world opinion and taken over a Ukrainian state, Crimea. Russian rail cars have already been used to transport tanks and trucks to the Ukraine border, and no United States company should help the Russian rail industry or the country’s thuggish leaders right now,they said….Lawmakers who are normally quick to mount a soapbox on the healthcare law and claims of government over-reach tiptoed around this subject involving a major employer – one that is not shy about trying to elect Republicans and defeat Democrats…U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican who got $30,150 from Timken family members, employees and the PAC for his 2010 election – the third most that year after Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Mary Taylor ($96,650) and Renacci ($37,800) – declined to comment.” [Plain Dealer, 3/28/2014]
Kasich Received At Least $400,000 From Political Appointees: “Gov. John Kasich has received about $445,000 in campaign contributions from people he appointed to state boards and commissions in 2011, according to numbers provided by the Ohio Democratic Party. Those figures, which were independently verified by The Dispatch, show that Kasich received contributions totaling $445,301 from 101 people who were among the hundreds he appointed during his first year in office, including more than $64,000 from JobsOhio board members.” [Dispatch, 9/11/2013]