Disgraced Former Ohio House Speaker Raised $14,850 at Fundraiser for Faber in January
COLUMBUS — Nearly a week after former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger hired a defense lawyer because of a potential FBI investigation, and three days after Rosenberger announced his resignation, state Rep. Keith Faber — the GOP candidate for auditor — still has not returned the $14,850 that Rosenberger raised for him at a fundraiser in January.
“Keith Faber should follow in the lead of state Sen. Troy Balderson and return the money — all $14,850 of it — that Cliff Rosenberger raised for him at a fundraiser for his state auditor campaign in January,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The Ohio Speaker’s abrupt announcement that he will resign is only the latest example that Republican leadership in the Statehouse is broken beyond repair, corrupted by one-party rule and a cozy, pay-to-play culture. By keeping Rosenberger’s campaign cash, Faber shows that stockpiling political contributions is more important to him than ethical conduct.”
Faber’s 2017 annual finance report filed with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office indicates that $14,850 came from an event Jan. 17, the same day Rosenberger hosted this event for Faber:
Faber has also yet to return the $34,013 that affiliates of the corrupt, defunct e-charter Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow have contributed to his campaign over the years.