campaign finance

Ohio campaign finance and the A.D.A.

On Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 I made the journey to Columbus to throw myself at the mercy of the Ohio Elections Commission. The local Montgomery County Board of (S)Elections had turned me in for failure to file my 2014 annual campaign finance report. Only thing is, I didn’t run in 2014- or 2015, or collect Read More

Campaign contribution tracking, bribery and you

Citizens United threw the door open to unlimited money in politics. The Federal Elections Commission “tracking” of donations is such a joke that another site, www.opensecrets.org is the only place you can go to get actual, usable data- like, who gave to whom, from what industry, to what cause etc. However, it’s still built on Read More

Political campaign hot cards and websites for less

Shameless plug, or doing my part to change the way politics work? One of the biggest problems facing America is the high cost of running for office. I know full well how much it costs, having run more times than most (and lost). To help cut the expense of running for office- my firm, The Read More

When buying political office in Dayton, don’t buy local: Whaley spends out of town

The post election campaign finance reports were due Friday. The Dayton Daily weighed in claiming this the most expensive race ever, if you add in the in-kind donations the Whaley campaign took in: Whaley raised $364,969 and spent $411,656, according to reports filed beginning in January 2013. She spent more than she took in because Read More

Ten thousand dollars reached. Ten thousand thank yous.

Last night, the last donation came in. 9 days before the election, and I reached the goal of $10,000. Any donation from this point on- would go for nets, rims, backboards, tools to clean up courts and to cut off nasty old rusted hardware. If you look at my campaign finance report: David Esrati PreGeneral Read More

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