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Thursday, August 9, 2007

OH-14: Coal Baron Murray Supports LaTourette (R); You Can Support O'Neill (D) at Events Sunday and Monday

A commenter pointed out that bellicose coal mine owner Robert Murray, whose disgraceful rants at the site of the Crandall Canyon mine disaster against mine regulation and efforts to contain global warming are a national embarrassment, has made substantial campaign contributions to Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Concord Township). Checking at OpenSecrets.org, I find at least the following contributions:
9/24/94 - $1,000
5/30/95 - $500
3/14/97 - $1,000
12/15/97 - $1,000
7/29/04 - $2,000
9/24/04 - $1,000
11/5/06 - $2,000
That's a total of $8,500 donated by Murray to a legislator that Murray sees as sympathetic to Murray's twisted values. LaTourette has been a reliable "pro-business" vote, as reflected in the huge support he gets from corporate PACs and wealthy corporate executives.

Now is your chance to do something. Appellate Judge William O'Neill (D-South Russell), the challenger to LaTourette, will appear with Attorney General Marc Dann (D-Liberty Township) at fundraisers in Chagrin Falls on Sunday and in Geneva-on-the-Lake on Monday. Here are the details ($50 minimum contribution):
Sunday August 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Auburn Lakes Clubhouse
One Clubside Drive
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Monday August 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Old Firehouse Winery
5499 Lake Road/State Route 531
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
If you can't make it to either of the fundraisers, make your campaign contribution at O'Neill's campaign web site!

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At August 14, 2007 10:52 PM , Anastasia said...

I went Sunday out to South Russell and it was a great event, and packed! I love how focused Bill is, slamming three issues: Iraq, health care and job outsourcing. And he has the credentials (Army veteran, pediatric nurse, former union organizer) to give weight to his positions in all three areas. Marc Dann was terrific too. He is really fired up about his job and ready to kick the ass of people taking advantage of citizens of the state. I wish him well! Go, Marc! Go, Bill!

At August 15, 2007 10:59 AM , Anonymous said...

The Geneva on the Lake Event at the Old Firehouse Winery was amazing. It was wonderful to talk to Bill and hear from Marc Dann.
What impressed me were the number of former LaTourette supporters who were in attendance. Seems LaTourette has made many promises he has not kept to businesses, banks and farmers. And it seems these groups are going to "remember in November."


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