Friday, July 06, 2012

Culture of Corruption Update: This One Goes All the Way to Obama Campaign

Don't take my word for it, read the Dispatch article:
The chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Party has resigned amid investigations by county officials and the Ohio secretary of state’s office into payments made to a campaign fundraiser.

Greg Schultz emailed his resignation letter to party leaders yesterday afternoon and said he has asked campaign consultant Greg Haas to consider taking the position.


Party officials said members of Obama’s campaign have pressured Schultz to step down because they were concerned about his connection to fundraiser Melissa Barnhart.

Schultz hired Barnhart to be the party’s fundraiser shortly after he was named party chairman in 2011. At about the same time, he started approving payments to Barnhart for undocumented work, reported in a series of stories by The Dispatch.

Those payments totaled $20,500. Barnhart said the money was for work done on Columbus City Council races years ago and that three party officials could vouch for her. Those officials did not do so when asked by The Dispatch.
Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.