SHOT, LIME, CHASER: Frank LaRose Intentionally Hides Finances From Ohioans
November 16, 2023
LaRose Hides Personal Finances While Dodging Questions About Self-Funding $250,000 After Claiming To Be A “Thousandaire”
Columbus, OH – Frank LaRose’s is making headlines *again* for intentionally hiding his finances from Ohioans. LaRose’s deceit surrounding his personal finances follows him dodging questions for weeks after self-funding $250,000 while claiming to be the only “thousandaire” in the #OHSEN Slugfest.
SHOT: LaRose dodges questions for weeks after self-funding $250,000 despite claiming to be a “thousandaire” while attacking his opponents.
- 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]
- LaRose on Pillow Talk [26:22]: “But Lauren and I aren’t millionaires. The other two candidates are. Lauren and I are thousandaires. And so we know what it means to struggle. We know what it means to sit there, after we put the kids to bed at the end of the month and try to figure out how we’re going to pay the bills.” [11/02/23]
LIME: After filing for an extension in August, Frank LaRose misses Tuesday’s deadline to file his personal financial disclosure with the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee.
CHASER: LaRose feels the heat after intentionally hiding his personal finances from Ohioans.
- 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…LaRose’s previous disclosures from his time as a state lawmaker don’t suggest he’d have that much cash readily available.”
- Plus, LaRose’s primary opponents are circling after smelling blood: