[LFC Comments: Being a member of Team Householder brought big rewards. We make no judgment of Diane Grendell’s actions, and will wait for the F.B.I. investigation to be completed. This whole affair shows us how money is driving and corrupting our political system.]
Thanks to the Geauga Maple Leaf for this article.
Excerpts from the article:
“State Rep. Diane Grendell said in a prepared statement she had a “heavy heart” regarding allegations former Speaker of House Larry Householder orchestrated a $60 million racketeering conspiracy involving a 2019 nuclear power plant bailout bill she helped pass, but would not jump to conclusions.’
“Unlike 91 of her colleagues, Grendell (R-Chester Township) did not vote July 30 to remove Householder (R-Glenford) as speaker. Instead, she was unable to get to the statehouse in time to cast a vote due to being stuck in traffic.”
“Based on the Geauga County Maple Leaf review of campaign finance reports, being on Team Householder rewarded Grendell with a heavy war chest to wage her election campaign against political novice Frank Hall. Her campaign raised more than $500,000 in total contributions, according to the transparencyusa.org website, compared to $11,000 for Hall.”
“While the large sums of campaign cash shoveled to the Grendell for Good Government campaign do not produce any evidence of campaign finance violations or legal wrongdoing on the part of Grendell or her campaign, they do show she was among a handful of candidates to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, despite squaring off against a neophyte.”