Democrat Aftab Pureval has been exposed for lying about using a local campaign account to fund a poll for his federal campaign.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“The poll itself – which until now has been held secret by the Pureval campaign – undermines repeated claims by them that it was for both a future clerk of courts run and an exploration of a congressional run. The poll is headlined, ‘Polling in OH-1 shows opportunity for Aftab Pureval.’ And there’s not one question about the 2020 clerk of court’s race.”
As the Ohio Elections Commission continues its work to determine if Pureval violated campaign finance laws, this report will no doubt make that decision easier.
Aftab’s problems don’t end with his campaign finance scandal, however.
Pureval is set to rub shoulders with David Letterman, whose widespread objectification of women in the workplace is especially relevant today as Democrats attempt to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation over uncorroborated allegations.
Aftab’s appearance with Letterman will likely receive no pushback from his Democrat colleagues, despite the fact that Letterman’s past behavior violates the standard of conduct that they are now claiming Judge Kavanaugh violated.
This should come as no surprise as Democrats are also ignoring the past behavior of Sherrod Brown and Keith Ellison.
“Aftab Pureval lied to reporters and to the Ohio Elections Commission, but worst of all, he lied to the voters of Ohio’s first congressional district,” ORP spokesman Blaine Kelly said. “Whether by fine, vote, or both, Pureval will pay for his dishonesty.”
Cordray Thinks He’s a Baller
Running ads to highlight his nerdiness must not be working out for Richard Cordray. Now he wants you to think he’s cool and plays basketball like Obama. It’s like the campaign is desperately trying to make him relevant and likable.
Even worse for Cordray’s campaign — the latest poll from Baldwin Wallace University showed that 47% of Ohioans still don’t know or have an opinion about him. With early voting beginning in 3 weeks, that’s a bad sign.
Despite his ugly shot, Cordray really likes basketball. In fact, as Director of the CFPB, he joked that he would have added a basketball court into their new gym, but it would have led to his crucifixion in Washington D.C.
That “joke” came as he was overseeing plans for a $215 million luxury renovation of his rented office building. Not a joke. For perspective, the ongoing renovation of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena will cost $185 million.
“Richard Cordray wants you to think he’s a baller, but the problem is a real baller doesn’t need other people’s money,” said ORP spokesman Blaine Kelly. “Cordray had no regard for our tax dollars as head of the CFPB and would have no regard for them as Governor.”
The Record is Clear – Sherrod Brown’s Past Brought to Light
Sherrod Brown’s first wife accused him of physical and verbal abuse and was granted a restraining order against him. If this is the first time you’ve heard of Brown’s violent past, it’s because Democrats and Ohio media have swept it under the rug.
In the #MeToo era, allegations like this have been covered breathlessly about politicians from both parties. Today, Fox News is bringing Sherrod Brown’s court-documented domestic abuse to light:
What you should know about Obama’s visit for Cordray
What you should know about Obama’s campaign stop for Cordray
By Chairman Jane Timken
President Obama is set to jump back into the spotlight this afternoon, campaigning for Richard Cordray. Before he does, there are a few things Ohio voters should know about the connection between these two Washington elites.
It all started in 2012 when President Obama unconstitutionally appointed Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Then, after intense scrutiny, Cordray was eventually confirmed and took the reigns of the most unaccountable agency in the federal government. With Obama’s blessing, Cordray used his unchecked power to overregulate American companies, harming consumers.
Worse than the overregulation that occurred on Cordray’s watch was the gross mismanagement, discrimination, and intimidation that took place at the CFPB.
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, 25 percent of female, black, and Asian employees were discriminated against on Cordray’s watch. Multiple CFPB employees testified about the culture of discrimination and intimidation that Cordray let flourish, including Senior Enforcement Attorney, Angela Martin and Quality Assurance Monitor Kevin Williams.
Martin said – “Emotionally I’m devastated forever. The fact that this wasn’t addressed when it happened to me has allowed another trail of victims.” “This was overt discrimination and the Director should apologize.”
Williams said – “I personally witnessed and was the victim of racial discrimination perpetrated by black as well as white managers. The unit was dubbed the ‘plantation,’ because when we started, the majority of black employees were assigned to intake, which was basically data entry.”
That is not where Cordray’s mismanagement ends.
Cordray allowed renovation costs for the CFPB’s rented office building to skyrocket to more than $215 Million. For perspective, the renovation of the Quicken Loans Arena will cost $140 Million.
When asked about the exorbitant cost of his office renovation during a congressional hearing, Cordray replied – “Why does that matter to you?”
If that isn’t a good indication of the value Richard Cordray would place on your tax dollars as Governor, I don’t know what is.
Of course, there’s also the $43.8 million that Cordray’s CFPB funneled to GMMB, the ad agency and political consulting firm that worked on both of Obama’s presidential campaigns. You’re probably wondering if Cordray is now using GMMB for his campaign. He is.
It’s sad that President Obama knows about Cordray’s discrimination and gross mismanagement but is still willing to campaign alongside him. Just last week, President Obama said “we are supposed to stand up to discrimination,” but today he is standing with it.
In that same speech, President Obama attempted to take credit for Republicans’ roaring economy. Yet, Cordray and Obama want to turn back the clock on our economic progress. Reports have shown that Obama plans to make the case against Republican economic policies here in the Buckeye State.
The Republican economic agenda has proved beneficial for Ohioans, and our state is moving in the right direction. Ohioans are happy with where our country is headed – all you have to do is look at the facts.
The average Ohio family of four is seeing over $2,200 in savings, thanks to the GOP tax cuts. Jobs and investments have been pouring back into Ohio since Republicans took control – and on average, President Trump has added 82,000 more jobs per month than President Obama did.
National unemployment remains at a near-record low of 3.9%, marking only the ninth time since 1970 that unemployment has been under 4%.
Wages are growing at the fastest rate since the Great Recession, with average hourly wages rising 2.9% for the past 12 months. In contrast, wages remained stagnant under President Obama.
The GDP was revised up to 4.2% and is currently averaging nearly 3%. Under Obama, GDP averaged just around 2%.
This is all great news for Ohio families and workers, but we can’t turn back the clock. Richard Cordray has said that his first priority if elected Governor would be to “flip the economic policies implemented by Republicans.” This means raising taxes.
Cordray would rather see Ohio go back to the devastating Obama-Strickland era policies of 10% unemployment, 400,000 Ohio jobs lost, and a depleted rainy-day fund of just 89 cents.
We can’t let that happen. Ohioans deserve better than Obama and Cordray’s failed economic policies.
Democrats may think that this week’s campaign stop from President Obama will motivate voters this midterm election season, but what they fail to understand is Ohioans have consistently rejected Democrat policies of over-regulation, increased spending and higher taxes.
And they will reject them again in November.