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 - $1,000That'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.
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
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.If you can't make it to either of the fundraisers, make your campaign contribution at O'Neill's campaign web site!
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