Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another day, still no disclosure.....

Yep.  On this beautiful morning in Columbus, Ohio, I can report that Ohio Treasurer, Republican Josh Mandel, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has still not released his required financial information to the U.S. Senate.

WKSU News:

Ohio Treasurer and Senate candidate Josh Mandel has still not disclosed his personal finances – as required by U.S. Senate rules – a point Democrats are repeatedly making. The finance report was in May. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Mandel’s staff says he’s awaiting clarification on what to include in the report. Mandel is planning to challenge Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown next year.

I find that hard to believe that over 90 days have passed and the Mandel campaign is unclear what has to be in the report!!!!  Perhaps the geniuses over at the Mandel campaign office should do as I did to find it ----  Google it!!!!!!!  Are the Mandel campaign staff members so busy counting money from tea party members, and extremist Republicans that they can't do any necessary paperwork???

There is no excuse for this type of behavior from Mandel's campaign or anyone else.  I can understand extenuating circumstances, but the Mandel office did not appear to file for an extension. Rules are rules.

* * * The Dayton Daily News is reporting that Republican State Rep. Jarrod Martin has refused to resign:

State Rep. Jarrod Martin, R-Beavercreek, said he does not have a drinking problem and is not resigning over three alcohol-related incidents despite House Speaker William Batchelder asking him to consider that option.

In his first public interview since his arrest July 22 for drunken driving and child endangering charges, Martin told the Dayton Daily News he will fight the allegations and plans to run for re-election in 2012.....

 Oh, okay.  I hope that the next time Martin has a problem, no one gets hurt.