Report: Ohio GOP Files Campaign Contribution Complaint Against Treasurer Candidate Rob Richardson

10/31/18 – 7:35 A.M.

The Ohio GOP has filed a formal complaint against Democratic state treasurer candidate Rob Richardson. The Dayton Daily News reports the Republican Party is accusing Richardson of illegally accepting nearly $549,000. They say the Laborers’ International Union of North America funneled the money through affiliated unions and political action committees. The complaint goes on to say the union and its affiliates are one organization. That means they would have to stay within the $12,707 contribution cap.

The paperwork also says the union affiliates formed PACs, made the maximum donation, and then ended the PACs weeks later.

Richardson campaign manager Chris Myers told the newspaper, “our fundraising is in compliance with campaign finance law.”

Richardson is running against Findlay-native Robert Sprague for the state treasurer’s seat.

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