Campaign Finance Reports

Local campaign finance winners and losers

Number one rule in journalism: follow the money. When it comes to politics and who wants to buy your vote: follow the money. When I look to see what I could and should support, I like to look at the money. In Montgomery County it takes a lot of work to do it- mostly because Read More

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

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

The Whaley tax on rich people- campaign finance report

The pre-election campaign finance reports were due today. I’m happy to say I turned mine in on time. A mere 9 pages. Compare that to the 43-page book turned in by the Whaley campaign and you’ll start to understand. I’m $200 away from reaching my goal of $10,000. She got more $10K checks from unions- Read More

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