The Ohio Democratic Party received $337,867 in taxpayer Payroll Protection Program dollars while having significant financial resources on hand.
Andrew Tobias, a reporter for Cleveland.Com broke the story.
“The Ohio Democratic Party is among the tens of thousands of organizations in Ohio that received a loan through the federal Payroll Protection Program, according to a list the U.S Small Business Administration released on Monday.
The Ohio Democratic Party’s state candidate fund reported receiving a loan on May 6 worth $333,867, according to state campaign finance records. SBA records do not indicate how many jobs the Ohio Democratic Party retained through the loan, which converts to a grant for organizations that use the funds to keep their employees.”
The Paycheck Protection Program and loan forgiveness are intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Ohio Democratic Party shows in their March Pre-Primary 2020 filing that they had received $530,724 in campaign contributions. March is when Governor DeWine initially closed most businesses in the state. Not the Ohio Democratic Party.
The March 2020 Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund Pre-Primary filing reveals that they raised $137,277.00 and had a balance of $573,217.37 on hand.
The Ohio Democratic Party Post-Primary report reveals they raised $739,405.20.
Of note, the Ohio Democratic Party received a whopping $100,000 from the Ohio Education Association. This was their largest contribution and it came from teachers who are payed with taxpayer dollars.
The Small Business Administration contribution is listed as Post-Primary 2020 for the total of $333,867.
The total sum Ohio Democratic Party campaign funds raised from Pre-Primary and Post Primary 2020 is $1,407,406.
Should hardworking Americans be funding the already lucrative Ohio Democratic Party while their businesses are struggling to survive or face imminent closure? This after Ohio Democrats U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and Congressman Tim Ryan delayed votes for these critical relief funds until they were certain to include a pay increase for themselves in the CARES relief package.
The Ohio Democratic Party’s website says,
It appears the political party insiders come first before the people of Ohio.
One thought on “Ohio Democratic Party takes $337,867 in Relief Funds from Taxpayers Impacted by COVID-19”
Call in the loan/gift! Make sure this hits main stream media.
Brown and Ryan does not deserve a pay increase. No Congressman or Senator should receive a pay increase!
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