Robert Murray Maxed Out to DeWine’s Campaign, Gave $1M to Groups Backing Trump
COLUMBUS — For the second time this year, Donald Trump is holding a big-dollar fundraiser less than 100 miles from Lordstown, Ohio, with no plans to visit the now-shuttered factory and talk with displaced workers — and Mike DeWine will be joining him at the event, hosted by coal baron Robert Murray.
“When he was asked about General Motors closing their Lordstown plant, Donald Trump said, ‘It doesn’t really matter’ — and you can tell it doesn’t matter to him because he’s holding yet another fundraiser just down the road from Lordstown, and he has refused to meet with the workers,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Later this month Trump will hobnob with his campaign donor, Robert Murray, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who also has gotten big contributions from Murray. It’s pay-to-play at its finest — Murray writes checks, and then he writes executive orders for the president to sign. Meanwhile, Ohio workers are still getting screwed.”
Robert Murray donated $12, 707.79 to DeWine’s gubernatorial campaign.
Ohioans “greeted” @realDonaldTrump on his way to his high-dollar fundraiser tonight in Canton — 50 miles from the now-shuttered @GM factory in Lordstown.#StandWithLordstown #SaveLordstown pic.twitter.com/WQtdwB0HPe
— Ohio Dems (@OHDems) March 20, 2019