Marion, Ohio—Cleveland.com reports that “four secretive political groups” spent more than $2.6 million on the 2018 primary elections for the Ohio Statehouse— and Tracy Richardson was one of the top targets, receiving $6,997.91 in outside support from Larry Householder, a dark-money group aligned with Republican Speaker Ryan Smith/Rep. Larry Householder.
“My far-right opponent is being propped up by shady outside groups because she hears what I hear as I knock on doors across this district – voters are fed up with Republican corruption and ineptitude in Columbus and demand a change” said Glenn Coble, the Democratic nominee for Ohio House District 86. “Tracy Richardson once again proves she’s out of step with Central Ohioans by cozying up to political hacks like Larry Householder and his dark-money backers.”
“I’m running for the Ohio House to represent my community, not the lobbyists and big campaign donors who control Columbus.”
The Ohio Statehouse has been embroiled in scandals related to the payday lending and for-profit charter school industries — both of which give big bucks to Republican campaigns and organizations