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Who the heck is funding Our Future Ohio?

Over the weekend, Speaker Pelosi said the following:

Everything was going great and all of a sudden secret money from God knows where — because they won’t disclose it — is pouring in.

I’ll give you a second to stop laughing at the first four words of that statement.

But let’s get to the meat of the quote. Speaker Pelosi is upset at “secret money” influencing the election.

Boy is it. Just look at Ohio.

Our Future Ohio is a brand spanking new PAC that is spending at least $2.5 million to attack John Kasich and three Ohio House candidates, including Matt Carle of central Ohio.

The kicker?

No one has any clue who the heck is funding them. And we’re not going to know before the election.

In other words, this PAC, run by Speaker Budish’s chief political strategist, is doing exactly what Speaker Pelosi is complaining about.

Additionally, the Ohio House Republicans have made complaints regarding collusion.

House Republicans say a new independent group that plans to spend $2.5 million on television ads attacking several GOP candidates has coordinated illegally with Democratic campaigns.

State Rep. William G. Batchelder, R-Medina, said concerns about Our Future Ohio stem from how quickly the group began airing television commercials after it was organized.

At a press conference today, the House minority leader said it’s hard to imagine how Our Future Ohio mapped out a strategy, wrote scripts, hired actors, filmed and was airing commercials within days of organizing.

In other words, Our Future Ohio is pretty much everything we despise about the state of American politics.

Unlimited cash. Anonymous donors. Obvious collusion. Blatant hypocrisy.

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