Ohio #Republican Party Paid $300,000 In Legal Bills To Keep #Libertarian Candidate Off Ballot

Posted: May 21, 2015 in Politics

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Republican Party paid $300,000 to the law firm involved with successfully keeping would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl off last year’s ballot, according to Ohio Elections Commission filings.

The payments, detailed by attorneys representing Gov. John Kasich’s re-election campaign and GOP activist Terry Casey, came after Republican Party Chair Matt Borges denied in federal court last year that his party was behind the challenge to Earl’s candidacy.

Casey and Kasich’s campaign brought up the payments as evidence that Kasich’s re-election campaign did not collude to disqualify Earl, as the Libertarian alleges in an elections commission complaint.

When the Libertarians filed a federal lawsuit to try to force Earl’s name on the ballot, Borges testified in March 2014 that the party did not pay any money to fund the pair’s cases.

Full Story @ [cleveland.com]

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