Will Richard Cordray Leave the CFPB To Run For Governor of Ohio?
The Weekly Standard | 9/27/17
The conservative group, America Rising Squared even filed a Hatch Act complaint against him for campaigning for office on government time.
Emails Show Mixed Reaction Among State Politicos To Delaney’s Presidential Campaign
The Baltimore Sun | 9/27/17
The emails, which provide a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes reactions that take place following major political news in the state, were requested by America Rising Squared and shared with The Baltimore Sun.
America Rising Squared is a nonprofit related to the Republican super PAC America Rising.
The group, which clearly won’t be supporting Delaney’s presidential campaign, issued a one-word statement when the Potomac businessman and three-term Democrat unexpectedly became the first candidate to enter the 2020 race.
Elizabeth Warren Wants To Kill Right-to-Work
Inside Sources | 9/20/17
Critics say Sherman overlooks that being an exclusive representative isn’t the only way unions can organize. Member only unions aren’t obligated to represent nonmembers or anyone not paying dues or fees. The downside is they lose monopoly rights which block other labor groups from trying to organize established bargaining units.
“These Senators must value a campaign contribution much more than freedom and flexibility for workers across the country,” Jeremy Adler, communications director for the conservative nonprofit America Rising Squared, told InsideSources. “Sponsoring legislation that would force Americans to give more of their hard-earned money over to Big Labor proves that for these liberals, helping special interest donors is more important than creating jobs and increasing wages for constituents.”
Obama Holdovers Are Slowing Trump’s Agenda In Key Agencies
The Washington Examiner | 9/13/17
AR2’s Executive Director Brian Rogers wrote an op-ed on how holdovers from Barack Obama’s presidency are trying to stifle the Trump agenda
Activists Call for End to Gridlock in Judicial Appointments
Washington Free Beacon | 9/7/17
“Early in his career, Justice Stras worked as a law clerk for Justice Thomas, one of the Supreme Court’s most conservative members. Justice Stras has described Justice Thomas as a mentor,” Franken said in a release. “I am concerned that a nominee nurtured by such an ideology would likely seek to impose it on the litigants before him.”
Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for America Rising Squared, said that Franken’s opposition rang of hypocrisy in light of his past statements saying that “highly qualified people” should be confirmed to federal judicial posts without delay. Stras, like Barrett and Larsen, also received a “well qualified” rating from the ABA.
“For someone who slammed ‘procedural tactics’ [for] obstructing ‘highly qualified people’ from serving on the federal bench, Al Franken should be ashamed of his hypocrisy,” Adler said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Sen. Franken prioritizes the interests of activist liberals above advancing the nomination of a qualified Minnesotan.”
Lawmaker, Consumer Chief Spar Over ‘Political Ambitions’
The Associated Press | 8/30/17
Hensarling and the conservative advocacy group America Rising Squared have both sought reviews of whether Cordray has violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from politicking while on duty. The allegations have not resulted in any findings.
Cordray served as Ohio’s treasurer from 2007-2009 and as its attorney general from 2009-2011. He lost a re-election campaign to the state’s current attorney general, former Republican Sen. Mike DeWine, by less than 2 percentage points in a year when most other statewide Democratic candidates did much worse. Obama appointed him to lead the consumer agency in 2011.
Ohio Politics Roundup
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer | 8/25/17
The video clip — and the Paul Ryan/Tim Ryan joke –was shared with reporters Thursday by America Rising, a pro-Republican Super PAC with ties to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Union Federation Claims Right-to-Work Has Racist History
Inside Sources | 8/21/17
Those in support of right-to-work laws argue the claim is outright ludicrous. Supporters have long argued the policy is about enhancing worker freedom by giving them a choice of whether they want to be in a union. The law doesn’t actually prevent people of any race from joining a union if they so choose.
“Ludicrous claims from left-wing, looney labor show that they’ve really lost grip with reality,” Nathan Brand, press secretary for the conservative nonprofit America Rising Squared, told InsideSources. “Right-to-work laws across the country have helped American workers achieve more freedom and to make absurd claims like this just reveals how desperate they are to keep power in the hands of Big Labor bosses.”
GOP Governors Question Whether Consumer Chief Violated Hatch Act
The Hill | 8/21/17
The conservative group America Rising Squared filed a formal complaint with the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) last week against Cordray calling for a investigation into his alleged Hatch Act violations.
“For Richard Cordray to use his perch at the CFPB to plot a run for Governor violates his pledge to taxpayers and proves that the only thing he cares about is advancing his political career,” Brian Rogers, the group’s executive director said in a statement.
“We hope the Office of Special Counsel takes this complaint seriously and conducts a full investigation to determine the extent to which the CFPB Director violated the Hatch Act in order to coordinate his early campaign activities.”
America Rising Accuses Cordray of Violating Hatch Act
National Journal | 8/17/17
“America Rising Squared (AR2) filed a formal Hatch Act complaint with the Office of Special Counsel today, asking them to investigate possible violations by” Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray (D) “as he considers running for governor of Ohio.”