Letter to the Editor: Follow the dirty money
Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder’s alleged criminal enterprise didn’t just line his own pockets and fix up his vacation home in Florida with thousands of dollars. His corrupted money helped boost the Ohio Republican Party and the Ohio House Campaign Committee to ensure the continued Republican monopoly of power in Ohio politics.
It seems that many Ohio Republicans benefited from Mr. Householder’s alleged criminal activity. One of them is District 47 State Rep. Derek Merrin, who gladly received $7,707.79 from Larry Householder’s PAC and $51,549 from the Ohio House Republican Campaign Committee.
The Ohio GOP should not be able to fund their candidates with dirty money. Yet, as usual, Republican elected officials like Rep. Derek Merrin plead ignorance as an excuse.
There is a culture of corruption in the Ohio Statehouse from decades of one-party rule by the GOP. This November we need to vote out Derek Merrin and support Nancy Larson for truly honest and honorable representation in Ohio’s 47th District.