Turner out-raises Esrati a gazillion to one

Campaign finance reports for the first half were due on July 15th. Apparently, the Dayton Daily news no longer cares about who is buying your congressman.

Hint: 79% of Republican incumbent Mike Turner’s money comes from out of state and his average donation is $1,617.61. Democratic challenger David Esrati on the other hand, has 84% in-state and an average donation of $326.66

But of course, the crazy number is that Turner raised $1,006,151.32. Esrati, only raised $18,946, with 83% of his donors contributing less than $500, while only 41% of Turners contributed less than $500.

Esrati has no backing from Political Action Committees, Turner has $258,900 in PAC money.

Yes, this is America where we have the best politicians money can buy.

Esrati’s leading donors are retired: Kevin Harrington with $2000, and University of Dayton President Emeritus Dan Curran in for $1000, followed by retired developer of The Greene, Easton and Liberty Towne Center Yaromir Steiner (a fellow former paratrooper) in for $850.

Turner on the other hand has a bunch of CEO/President types, mostly defense contractors, headed off by Michael Bridges who seems to have illegally overpaid at $8,700 (the cap is $5800, made up of two max donations of $2,900- one for the primary and one for the general). 44 names follow Bridges – including billionaires:

  • Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman,a global private equity firm – est. $29.7B
  • Eren Ozmen CEO of Sierra Nevada Corp a global aerospace company- est $2.6B
  • Ken Langone, Co-Founder Home Depot est $5.9B
  • Bernard Marcus, Co-Founder Home Depot est. $5.43B (his wife Billi contributed another $5,800)
  • Ken Fisher and his wife Sherrilyn, of Fisher Investments in for $11,600, net worth $4.8B
  • Charles Johnson, Franklin Resources, net worth $4.9B
  • Ronald Cameron, Montaire Poultry, net worth estimated over a billion.
  • Elaine Wold- heir to Johnson & Johnson, Forbes 400
  • Geoffrey Palmer, GH Palmer- est. net worth $3.1B
  • Thomas Siebel (and wife Stacy for $11,600 ) Siebel Systems (bought by Oracle in 2006) worth est $3B
  • John Childs, JW Childs Associates est $1.2B
  • Donald Frise of C.R. Laurence, a glazing supplies company- $1.1B
  • Palmer Luckey- Occulus, $1.4B
  • Kit Goldsbury, Salsa maker, $1.8B
  • Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer Partners $4.3B
  • Woody Hunt, Hunt Companies $5B

That’s 19 Billionaires that I can uncover out of Turner’s list of 224 donors.

Esrati has zero billionaires buying his way to congress and 74 total donors.

Voters get to choose between the Billionaires choice Mike Turner and small business owner David Esrati on Nov 8, 2022.

Esrati Donors:

NameTotal Amount $EmployerOccupationState
KEVIN HARRINGTON2000RetiredRetiredOH
Daniel Curran1000retiredretiredPA
Yaromir Steiner850retiredretiredOH
John Carney600Self-EmployedOH
David Windmiller500Gardens AliveRetailOH
James Gagnet500SelfSelfOH
Kevin Busarow500Oberwerk Corp.RetailOH
Michael Wright500wright&schulteattyOH
Randy Mallitz500retiredRetiredFL
Hindy Gruber400retiredretiredOH
Amanda Korb350Procter & GambleSr Manager - Operations and initiative ExecutionOH
Brien Dyer350retiredRetiredOH
John Sullivan300VADisabled American VeteranOH
Rob Degenhart300retiredRetiredOH
Keith Hager250Home Health CareHealth AideOH
Kim McCarthy250PQ SystemsAccountantOH
Lori Ward250CMSDAdministratorOH
Melissa Beal Beyerlein250retiredRetiredOH
Todd Wedekind250SelfReal Estate BrokerOH
Brian West200Park-N-GoOH
Galen Wilson200National Archives & Records AdministrationArchivistOH
Tom Quinn200retiredretiredOH
Leslie Marsh155Sinclair Community CollegeInstructional DesignerOH
Doug McGarry150AAA PSA2AdministratorOH
jonathan brazelton150NoneretiredOH
Matthew Gough150Plutus CapitalFund ManagerFL
David Hurwitz108RetRetOH
Chad Snoke100GeoproButton PusherOH
David Buccalo100retiredretiredOH
David Lawrence100ConsultantEducatorOH
Donna Robinson100Charles F Kettering FoundationAccountantOH
Ethan James100Integrated Financial SettlementsAttorneyCO
Henry Brierton100Burkhardt EngineeringCivil EngineerOH
John Calligan100retiredRetired City of Dayton EmployeeOH
Lisa Mendenhall100Selfbusiness ownerOH
Mary Gmeiner100retiredretiredOH
rich Siegel100HoneyCreative DirectorCA
Ron Browning100OH
S. Turner-Sloss100WPAFBLogisticianOH
Scott Scharfenberger100PCS Marketing Group llcOH
Zachary Gillman100Honeywell Intelligrated LLCAdvanced Software EngineerOH
DAVID SEYER91.3A Special Wish FoundationExecutive DirectorOH
Gary Leppla91.3SelfCounselor at LawOH
Phyllis Tonne91.3retiredRetiredOH
Dan Goldgeier80GTBCopywriterWA
Alexandra Rivers60Self employedSelf employedOH
Charlaine "Charlie" Martin50retiredMarketing StrategistOH
Cheryl Leksan50NonrRNOH
Dave Cooper50OH
Diane Lai50Prixarc LLCengineerOH
Jamica Garrison50Department of DefenseOH
Janet Michaelis50Kettering Health NetworkRegistered NurseOH
Jill Davis50SelfwriterOH
Melissa Fowler50Stephens DirectCopywriterOH
Ray Antorcha50ADVERTISING AGENCYOH
Andy Valeri35retiredRetiredOH
Erin McKenzie32SelfconsultantOH
Barbara Gamstetter30retiredRetiredOH
Brian Ressler30CaresourceAnalystOH
Elizabeth Ballengee30SelfArt Agent / ConsultantOH
heath gilbert30Dayton Optometric CenterOptometristOH
Katherine Woolsey30AccessoScrum MasterVA
Kimaru WaTenza30retiredteacherOH
Lou Es Greene30retiredRetiredOH
John Dinsmore25Wright State UniversityProfessorOH
Nicholas Hare25SelfAttorneyTN
Roldo Bartimole25NoneretiredOH
JK Lourens23retiredRetiredOH
Spain James20OH
Janea Ivory18Lexis NexisLawyerOH
Leslie Zukowsky18retiredretiredOH
Michael Malone18SelfFarmerOH
Laura Lewis5Goodman EndodonticsReceptionistGA
Stacy Rueckhaus5NoneNoneOH

Turner Donors:

NameContribution Total $EmployerOccupationState
MICHAEL BRIDGES8700DC
ROBERT NIEHAUS5800GCP CAPITAL PARTNERS LLCINVESTOROH
KENNETH LANGONE5800INREMELBANKERDC
THOMAS BOLLINGER5800SUGAR CREEK PACKING COMPANYCFOOH
BERNARD MARCUS5800THE MARCUS FOUNDATIONPHILANTHROPISTGA
MICHAEL HAYDE5800WESTERN NATIONAL GROUPEXECUTIVEDC
BILLI MARCUS5800HOMEMAKERHOMEMAKERGA
SHERRILYN FISHER5800FISHER CREEK WEST, LLCMEMBEROH
CHARLES JOHNSON5800RETIREDRETIREDGA
KEITH RABOIS5800FOUNDERS FUNDPARTNERDC
CHERNA MOSKOWITZ5800RETIREDRETIREDGA
LAURA KHOURI5800WESTERN NATIONAL PROPERTYPRESIDENTDC
CRAIG ESTEY5800NEVADA RESTAURANT SERVICESCHAIRMANGA
REX SINQUEFIELD5800RETIREDRETIREDDC
DARCY MARSHALL5800RETIREDRETIREDGA
RONALD CAMERON5800MOUNTAIRE CORPCHAIRMANOH
DIANE BOLLINGER5800HOMEMAKERHOMEMAKERGA
STEPHEN SCHWARZMAN5800BLACKSTONECHAIRMAN & CEOOH
ELAINE WOLD5800RETIREDRETIREDVA
W.L. BROWN5800RETIREDRETIREDOH
EREN OZMEN5800SIERRA NEVADA CORPOWNER AND PRESIDENTVA
KENNETH FISHER5800FISHER INVESTMENTS, INC.EXECUTIVE CHAIRMANDC
GEOFFREY HYMAN5800NOT EMPLOYEDNOT EMPLOYEDDC
LAURA CLARK5800DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEFEDERAL EMPLOYEEDC
GEOFFREY PALMER5800GH PALMER ASSOCIATESPARTNERDC
BARBARA GRIMM MARSHALL5800GRIMMWAY ENTERPRISESCO-OWNERGA
MARY LAN MA5800FMF INVESTMENTSPRESIDENTDC
JACK FURST5800OAK STREAM INVESTORSFOUNDERDC
RAJ SOIN5800RETIREDRETIREDDC
JAMES DICKE5800CROWN EQUIPMENT CORPORATIONPRESIDENTDC
RICHARD SCHWARTZ5800WINSUPPLYCHAIRMANDC
JAMES REIBEL5800RETIREDRETIREDDC
ROBERT REYNOLDS5800PUTNAM INVESTMENTSEXECUTIVEOH
JANE SCHWARTZ5800RETIREDRETIREDDC
SARAH PAVLAK5800FROST AND SULLIVANPRINCIPALOH
JASON PITTMAN5800SELFRANCH MANAGERDC
STACEY SIEBEL5800HOMEMAKERHOMEMAKEROH
JOHN CHILDS5800JW CHILDS ASSOCIATESOWNERDC
SYED ANWAR5800MIDLAND ENERGY, INC.CEO/PRESIDENTOH
JOHN PRIKKEL5800LITEFLEX, LLCPRESIDENTDC
THOMAS SIEBEL5800FIRST VIRTUAL GROUPCHAIRMANOH
JOHN RICHARDSON5800SUGAR CREEK PACKING COMPANYOWNERDC
WALTER BUCKLEY5800RETIREDRETIREDOH
JOHN SPEARS5800TWEEDY BROWNE COMPANY LLCMANAGING DIRECTORDC
JULIE RICHARDSON5800HOMEMAKERHOMEMAKERDC
HARRIS EISENBERG5500SELFCONSULTANTDC
WILLIAM HUFFMAN5400HUFFMAN TRAVELOWNEROH
ANITA EMOFF3400BOOST ENGAGEMENTCHAIRMANGA
MICHAEL HUGHES3000ANCORSALESDC
IRWIN HABER3000THE PDI GROUPCHAIRMANDC
GARY MOORE3000CENTIMARKVP OF SALESDC
DONALD FRIESE2900RETIREDRETIREDVA
JOHN BARRETT2900WESTERN AND SOUTHERN FINANCIALPRESIDENT AND CEODC
JAMES MCALEESE2900MCALEESE ASSOCIATES, P.C.CONSULTANT AND ATTORNEYDC
CHARLES BRUMBAUGH2900KAVIGENREAL ESTATEGA
MELISSA ARGYROS2900ARNEL AND AFFILIATESINVESTORDC
WAYNE WAITE2900WAITE TOMB EBERLYATTORNEYOH
PALMER LUCKEY2900ANDURIL INDUSTRIES, INC.FOUNDERDC
TREVOR CAPOZZA2900CAPOZZA VENTURESPARTNEROH
TIM DUTTON2900KETTERING HEALTHADMINISTRATIONOH
WOODY HUNT2900HUNT COMPANIESEXECUTIVE CHAIRMANGA
MARCIA BRIDGES2900HOMEMAKERHOMEMAKERDC
KIT GOLDSBURY2900ENTREPRENEURSILVER VENTURESDC
KELCY WARREN2900ENERGY TRANSFER COMPANYEXECUTIVEDC
ALBERT HECKMANN2500HECKMANN SALES & LEASING, INPRESIDENTGA
JASON PHILLIPS2500SIBCOTREASURERDC
KEVIN DEWINE2500CBD ADVISORSPARTNERDC
LARRY DOSSER2500MOUND LASER & PHOTONICS CENTERPRESIDENTDC
NATHAN BACHMAN2000THE BACHMAN GROUPPRESIDENTDC
BEVERLY SHILLITO2000SEBALY, SHILLITO & DYERATTORNEYGA
ROGER MCDANIEL2000DUNCAN OIL COMPANYOWNER/PRESIDENTOH
GARY AUMAN2000DUNLEVY, MAHAN AND FURRYYATTORNEYDC
HARRY ROLLINS2000ROLLINS M&SOWNERDC
KATHRYN UNGERMAN2000N/AHOMEMAKERDC
NOREEN HAYES2000WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP.SENIOR VPDC
DENNIS ANDERSH2000PARALLAX ADVANCED RESEARCHEXECUTIVEGA
SNC PAC2000NAINFORMATION REQUESTEDOH
GERALD PERRY2000PERRY BAYLISSPRINCIPALMA
VICKI GIAMBRONE2000CBD ADVISORSCONSULTANTOH
DONALD CARPENTER2000CHANGEUP, INCCEOVA
FRED UNGERMAN2000TAFT, STETTNIUS & HOLLISTERPARTNERVA
CURT TERRY1800SUGAR CREEK PACKING COMPANYASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENTGA
JEREMY TOMB1750SELFATTORNEYDC
HUGH BOLTON1700ILLUMINATION WORKS, LLCCHIEF STRATEGY OFFICERDC
JOHN BERAN1500THE BERAN GROUPMANAGING PARTNERDC
DAVID MCNERNEY1500THINK PATENTEDVPGA
W. JOHN NICHOLS1500PRASAM LLCCONSULTANTOH
JONATHON MITCHELL1500ILLUMINATION WORKSPRESIDENTDC
SCOTT COHEN1500AUGLAIZE MERCER UROLOGYPHYSICIANOH
ROBERT ZAVAKOS1250REAL ESTATE BROKERSELF EMPLOYEDOH
BETSY WHITNEY1250N/AHOMEMAKERGA
MICHAEL BERNING1200HEAPYENGINEERDC
MICHAEL HOOK1200INFORMATION REQUESTEDPARTNERDC
JOSH HOLLY1000HOLLY STRATEGIES INCOROPORATEDGOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC RELATIONSDC
JOHN VOSS1000VOSS AUTOOWNER/CEODC
CHARLES JOFFE1000RETIREDRETIREDGA
MICHAEL ALBERT1000SELFPHYSICIANDC
JEFF GREEN1000J.A. GREEN COMPANYLOBBYISTDC
MICHAEL BEER1000ALIGNMENT GOVERNMENT STRATEGIESINFORMATION REQUESTEDDC
ROBERT MCCANN1000OBERER COMPANIESCFOOH
JULIE BLOOM1000BLOOM FAMILY EYE SURGEONSBUSINESS MANAGERDC
CAROL PRIKKEL1000N/ARETIREDGA
MICHAEL BLOOM1000SELFOPHTHALMOLOGISTDC
BEVERLY PENDERGAST1000RETIREDRETIREDGA
CHRIS COX1000NAVIGATORS GLOBAL LLCFOUNDING PRINCIPALGA
VISHAL SOIN1000SOINMANAGEMENTOH
KARI BINGEN TYTLER1000HAWKEYE 360AEROSPACEDC
FREDERICK NEWTON1000NARETIREDMD
MURRAY WISE1000MURRAY WISE ASSOCIATES LLCCHAIRMAN AND CEODC
CARL STRUEVER1000NARETIREDGA
CARL KIME1000INNOVATIVE FEDERAL STRATEGIESPRINCIPALGA
GARY WENTZ1000UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCEVPDC
GARY GREENBERG1000JACKSON LEWIS PCATTORNEYDC
DALE MEDFORD1000RETIREDRETIREDGA
DEBBIE BURRELL1000BURRELL INTERNATIONAL GROUPCONSULTANTGA
STUART WEPRIN1000HUEY AND WEPRIN OBGYNPHYSICIANOH
RACHEL PEARSON1000PEARSON ASSOCIATESFOUNDERDC
DWIGHT BRANNON1000THE BRANNON LAW FIRMATTORNEYVA
CHRISTINA WAITE1000SELFPHYSICIANGA
MARK ISAKOWITZ1000GOOGLEVICE PRESIDENTDC
CHRISTINE HASLAM1000NAHOMEMAKERGA
CHRIS COLE1000RETIREDRETIREDGA
ROBERT APPENZELLER1000DRAGOONITCNENGINEERDC
MERLE WILBERDING1000COOLIDGE WALL CO., LPAATTORNEYDC
ROBERT BLOOM1000SELFPHYSICIANOH
MICHAEL ADAMS1000ADAMS ROBINSON ENTERPRISESPRESIDENTOH
ROBERT LOWRY1000BROWNIES ITOWNEROH
SAHAR ULLERY800SELFDENTISTOH
DANIEL MILLER800INFORMATION REQUESTEDINFORMATION REQUESTEDGA
NIELS WINTHER750THINK PATENTEDCO-OWNERDC
JEFF GIANNOBILE600SCHNEIDER ELECTRICEXECUTIVE SALES ENGINEERDC
MARK BROWN600KENDALL ELECTRICACCOUNT MANAGERDC
STEPHEN ROSEDALE500COMMUNICARECEOOH
RONALD WARWAR500WARWAR EYE GROUPOPHTHALMOLOGISTOH
VINCENT ERFE500CHENIEREFEDERAL RELATIONSOH
DAVID WILLIAMS500INFORMATION REQUESTEDINFORMATION REQUESTEDGA
SHARON TSCHUDIN500N/ARETIREDOH
BRET CALLER500CALLER PROPERTIES, LLCREAL ESTATE DEVELOPERGA
TEDD H. FRIEDMAN500KATZ, TELLER, BRANT AND HILDATTORNEYOH
MARYANN HUFFMAN500NAHOMEMAKERDC
ADAM MURKA500SINCLAIR COMM COLLEGEVP EXTERNAL AFFAIRSGA
JEFFREY MULLINS500TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLPPARTNERDC
ROY CHEW500RETIREDRETIREDOH
JENNIFER BRUMBY500TAFT STETTINIUS HOLLISTERATTORNEYDC
SHERRY TSCHUDIN500RETIREDRETIREDOH
JENNIFER HARRISON500TAFTATTORNEYDC
DIANE EWING500PREMIER HEALTHCHIEF LIAISON TO THE CROVA
JOEL VANDERSLUIS500SELFPHYSICIANDC
DAVID BUTT500BUTT CONSTRUCTIONOWNERGA
ARIEL NESSEL500NESSEL DEVELOPMENTENTREPENEURGA
ROBERT GOLDENBERG500SELFPHYSICIANOH
CHRIS PAYNE500CROSS POTOMAC CONSULTING LLCCONSULTANTGA
ANDREW KEISER500NAVIGATORS GLOBALPRINCIPALGA
HARRY GLENN500VAN SCOYOC ASSOCIATESVPDC
ROSALIND JACKSON500TOTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBGYNPHYSICIANOH
NIRAJ ANTANI500CITIZENS FOR NIRAJ ANTANICITIZENS FOR NIRAJ ANTANIOH
FRED CRAMER500GUIDE TECHNOLOGIESPRESIDENTVA
JONATHAN BLATT500JOHN HENRY HOMESOWNERDC
KEN COHEN500COHENPRESIDENT, COODC
R.A. GOLDENBERG500SELFPHYSICIANDC
CHARLES JERGENS500CHARLES JERGENS CONSTRUCTIONPRESIDENTGA
ERIC HAEHN500GRADIENT TECHNOLOGYPRESIDENT CEOVA
STEVEN MILLER500VIKING PARTNERSREAL ESTATE DEVELOPEROH
JOSEPH CORRIGAN500STEPTOE AND JOHNSON LLPMEMBERDC
DEBORAH GROSS500DGROSS CONSULTINGOWNER/CONSULTANTGA
ERIC STEWART500WILLIAMS JENSENPARTNERVA
DAVID BRUCE500KETTERING HEALTHPHYSICIANGA
RICHARD MANCHUR500KETTERING HEATHADMINISTRATIONDC
JAROD MOYER500UNISOURCE WORLD WIDESALESDC
ROB LEHMAN500WILMER HALEADVOCATEDC
LAWRENCE WALDMAN500WALDMAN AND CO CPASPRESIDENTDC
JUDY MCDANIEL500INFORMATION REQUESTEDINFORMATION REQUESTEDDC
CHRISTOPHER PAYNE500CROSS POTOMAC CONSULTING LLCCONSULTANTGA
STEPHEN WYNN450NARETIREDOH
STEPHEN HOUSE450RETIREDRETIREDOH
DENNIS REDIKER450RETIREDRETIREDGA
ANDREA WYNN450NARETIREDGA
RAYMOND LANE400INFORMATION REQUESTEDUNKNOWNDC
ROSALIE JENNINGS350RETIREDRETIREDOH
VAIL MILLER JR350HEIDELBERG DIST. CO.BEER WINE WHOLESALEROH
GERALD PARISI350I SUPPLY CO.PRESIDENTDC
SCOTT MINNEMAN300MTM MOLDED PRODUCTS COPRESIDENTOH
JAMES BUTTS300RETIREDRETIREDDC
ALAN EAKLE300ALEKTRONICS, INC.OWNERGA
MARTIN FOOS300FOOS AND LENTZATTORNEYDC
SHON ANDERSON300ANDERSON FINANCIAL STRATEGIESPRESIDENT CHIEF WEALTH STRATEGISTOH
CHRISTOPHER CONARD250COOLIDGE WALLATTORNEYGA
ROBERT BYERS250CARMELSOWNERVA
SABRA TOMB250NAHOMEMAKEROH
KELLY FACKEL250GRANDVIEW HOSPITALPUBLIC RELATIONSDC
PAUL ROBERTS250LUCKY FOOT COFFEE HOUSEOWNERDC
BEVERLY MCCORMICK250NARETIREDGA
MICHAEL RUETSCHLE250RUETSCHLE ARCHITECTSARCHITECTDC
R. TODD SMITH250SELFATTORNEYDC
J. HERBERT250COOLIDGE WALL CO., LPAATTORNEYDC
JAMES BOX250US AIR FORCECONTRACTING OFFICERDC
DAVID PIERCE250COOLIDGE WALLATTORNEYGA
RON ERWIN250ERWIN CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH DODGEOWNEROH
T J250PORTER WRIGHT MORRIS ARTHURATTORNEYOH
MARGSRET KRUCJEMEYER250RETIREDRETIREDDC
RICHARD TALDA250COOLIDGE WALLATTORNEYDC
MARCUS PERKINS250INFORMATION REQUESTEDINFORMATION REQUESTEDDC
ELLEN MCHUGH250NARETIREDVA
ROBERT DUNLEVEY250SELF-EMPLOYEDATTORNEYVA
CLYDE MOORE250CLYDE MOORE COOWNERGA
KAMELA KORDIK250SELFREAL ESTATE BROKERDC
ANDREW ABEL250IMPERIAL DADEDISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENTGA
DR H.C. NIELS M WINTHER250THINK PATENTEDCHAIRMAN OWNERVA
LINDLEY SHERER250INVARIANTLOBBYISTDC
PAMELA PETTY250NARETIREDDC
LOWELL WOODS250TAFT STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLPPARTNERDC
ADAM WALDMAN250SELFPHYSICIANGA
JOHN LOCHNER250KETTERING HEALTHORTHOPEDIC SURGEONDC
ZENUS FRANKLIN250TAFT LAWATTORNEYGA
DOUGLAS ANSPACH250TAFT, STETTINIUS & HOLLISTER LLPPARTNERVA
BARBARA MENDELSON200MENDELSONSPRESIDENTGA
DIANE CHRISCO200RETIREDRETIREDFL
RICHARD ALKIRE150INFORMATION REQUESTEDINFORMATION REQUESTEDDC
MARGARET KRUCKEMEYER100VARETIRED NURSEDC
SCOTT SMITH100INFORMATION REQUESTEDINFORMATION REQUESTEDOH
LARAIN MAY80RETIREDRETIREDDC
DANIEL KIRKPATRICK50INFORMATION REQUESTEDINFORMATION REQUESTEDGA
CASIMIR LUBIN45BALTIMORR CITYMAINTANANCEGA
THERESA REAMES25NARETIREDOH

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