DAY SEVEN: Frank LaRose Doesn’t Think The Rules Apply to Him
November 21, 2023
LaRose Refuses to Meet Ethics Deadline, Dodges Questions About Self-Funding $250,000 After Claiming To Be A “Thousandaire”
Columbus, OH – Frank LaRose has officially gone seven days past the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee’s deadline to file his personal financial disclosure, leaving Ohioans in the dark and making it clear he doesn’t think the rules apply to him. LaRose’s deceit surrounding his personal finances follows him dodging questions for weeks about self-funding $250,000 to his campaign while mocking his primary opponents by claiming to be the only “thousandaire” in the #OHSEN Slugfest.
“Every passing day, Frank LaRose makes it clearer he doesn’t believe the rules apply to him,” said ODP spokesperson Reeves Oyster.
What you need to know about Frank LaRose intentionally hiding his finances from Ohioans:
- First, Frank LaRose claimed “I’m the only one in the race that isn’t a millionaire. So I’m going to do this the old fashioned way.”
- Then, LaRose self-funded $250,000 to his campaign and “didn’t respond to…numerous inquiries” about the source of his loan.
- And now, after filing for an extension in August, Frank LaRose has violated the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee’s deadline to file his personal financial disclosure for seven days.
What Ohioans are reading about LaRose believing the rules don’t apply to him:
- Ohio Capital Journal: “LaRose’s campaign didn’t respond to a request for more information about the source of his loan, but it seems like a substantial sum given his current state salary income.” [10/20/23]
- Tribune Chronicle: “I questioned how LaRose could come up with $250,000 out of his pocket for his Senate campaign. But Ben Kindel, his campaign spokesman, didn’t respond to my numerous inquiries.” [10/20/23]
- Cleveland.com: “Secretary of State Frank LaRose has gently mocked his wealthy opponents in March’s Republican Senate primary election by referring to himself as a humble ‘thousandaire.’ But the public will have to wait for details that could shed more light on LaRose’s financial situation, as a federal deadline for a mandatory financial disclosure passed Tuesday without a report from LaRose.
- Ohio Capital Journal: “Despite that 90-day reprieve, LaRose has yet to file. The Ohio Capital Journal reached out to his campaign to see if the report has been filed but not yet posted or if the campaign has requested a further extension. The campaign did not respond…LaRose’s failure to file thus far is particularly notable given a $250,000 personal loan he made to his campaign in September.”
- Heartland Signal: “Candidates are required to publicly disclose their finances within 30 days of announcing their candidacy. LaRose announced his run for Senate on July 17 and subsequently asked for an extension on his filing on Aug 9. Despite an extra 90 days, LaRose again blew past his deadline on Nov. 14.”