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.
September 12, 2017