DAY SIXTEEN: Frank LaRose Still Refusing to Disclose Financial Information
November 30, 2023
LaRose Claims to “Understand The Struggle of Average Americans” While Dodging Questions About Self-Funding $250,000
Columbus, OH – Frank LaRose is now sixteen days past the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee’s deadline to file his personal financial disclosure. After dodging questions about self-funding $250,000 to his campaign – despite mocking his opponents by claiming to be the only “thousandaire” in the race – LaRose is now claiming to “understand the struggle of average Americans” while acting like the rules don’t apply to him.
What Ohioans are reading recently about LaRose believing the rules don’t apply to him:
- 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.”
- 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]