COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading into tomorrow’s filing deadline for campaign finance reports, the Yes on Issue 2 campaign is looking back on months of lies and legal gymnastics performed by big drug companies as they funnel millions through their shell corporation LLC, thus shielding from voters the truth about who is truly funding the “No” campaign against lower drug prices and tax savings.
“I suspect tomorrow will be more of the same from big drug companies,” said Dennis Willard, spokesperson for Yes on Issue 2. “They’ll file millions and millions of dollars raised and spent, but voters will be left in the dark because the drug company campaign will report only one source of income.”
“Every campaign in Ohio has to play by the rules, which includes telling voters who specifically is donating to their campaign. Drug companies are using their power and influence to manufacture a loophole in Ohio election law to avoid playing by the rules, just like they did to get Congress to look the other way as they peddled millions of opiates to Ohioans and Americans,” said Willard.
In addition, the drug companies' PAC that is spending millions against State Issue 2 and their shell LLC have refused to attend depositions where they would have been required to answer questions under oath regarding allegations in a complaint against the PAC before the Ohio Elections Commission. Instead they have filed objections to the depositions. Their intent is clear--to delay any findings until after the election.
Background on Ohio Ballot Issue 2
The Yes on Issue 2 campaign is a broad-based, bi-partisan coalition. More than 200,000 Ohio voters signed petitions to put an amendment on the ballot in November that will lower drug prices for over 4 million Ohioans, including 164,000 children, save taxpayers $400 million annually, reduce healthcare costs for everyone and teach greedy drug companies and their CEOs a lesson.
Paid for by Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices