Robert Owens has filed an ethics complaint against his Democrat opponent for AG. Here is the story from Owens’ website:
Cordray Campaign Finance Antics Nothing New
Robert M. Owens, candidate for the office of Attorney General of Ohio, issues the following in the wake of an Ohio Elections Commission complaint which he has filed against current Attorney General Richard Cordray.
“My opponent, Rich Cordray, looks to be engaging in potentially illegal actions in relation to campaign finance laws,” stated candidate Owens. “Perhaps we will see another major campaign finance and ethics conviction associated with the Cordray campaign, similar to his dealings with Montford Will in the 2008 cycle.”
According to Owens’ Ohio Elections Commission complaint, Cordray transferred over $750,000 from his 2008 campaign balance to state and county Democratic Party organizations in an apparent effort to skirt Ohio’s “excess funds” law, which will not allow more than $200,000 to be transferred from one race to another. Should the Ohio Elections Commission find Cordray in violation of this Ohio campaign law, the penalty includes Cordray being removed from the ballot. Cordray is the Ohio Democratic Party candidate for Attorney General in this November’s general election.
“Again, Rich Cordray wants to skirt Ohio’s laws. First, I exposed the pay-to-play situation between him and banker Montford Will while Cordray was state treasurer; now I am exposing another instance of where money is more important than staying within the law” noted Owens. “My candidacy focuses on integrity and accuracy, qualities I believe Ohio voters want and deserve, and which I believe I will best be able to deliver as Ohio’s next Attorney General.”
Owens, Ohio Constitution Party candidate for Attorney General, is a practicing attorney in Delaware, Ohio. His campaign has received endorsements from the Ohio Tea Party PAC, Family First PAC, the Ohio Coalition of Concerned Black Citizens, along with numerous county organization endorsements. His campaign information can be accessed at www.OwensforOhio.com.