Wednesday, August 10, 2016


On Monday evening there was a campaign finance event at the posh Brookside Country Club located in Stark County's richest community; namely, Jackson Township.  (LINK to prior SCPR blog)

A top contribution of $25,000 per person was being asked for which got a contributor participation in a private dinner with the star of the event.

Featured at Brookside was embattled Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.

Through June 30th, he had only raised $4,128 from Stark County based contributors.

Originally, on or about June 15, 2015 or shortly thereafter, Trump said he was going to finance his own campaign so that he would be beholden to no one.

And he has put a lot of his own moola into the campaign.

Like so many of his positions, Trump has changed positions on the financing of his campaign and is out hot and heavy these days raising money to finance his knock down, drag out battle with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In about a month, we will know who attended the Brookside event and how much they contributed to either Trum or the Republican National Committee.

The Federal Election Commission does a much better job than the state of Ohio in making available to voters relatively close to "as contributions occur" information (ranging from 15 to 45 days in lag) as to whom is supporting various candidates for public office.

In Ohio because our state legislators do not apparently think it is an important fact for voters to know expeditiously, we only get that information a couple or so weeks before any given election.

Undoubtedly, Stark County's voters want to know who in Stark over the past year or so have been supporting the candidates for president listed above.

The SCPR has compiled such a list from data supplied on the FEC website.

The rankings of contributions per candidate from FEC listed Stark Countian contributions (by zipcode):

And here is Stark's top 100 list as of June 30, 2016 including former Stark County Court of Common Pleas Court judge Charles Brown ($2,700 Kasich, Brown is a former Stark GOP chairman and Canton City Council president Allen Schulman ($1,000 Clinton):

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