Ohio Redistricting Transparency Report
The Elephant in the Room
How power was used in the political backrooms to manipulate districts to benefit the political insiders.
Released December 12, 2011
(Key players, time line, OCAR, Secrecy)
(Mann/DiRossi contracts, Boehner, Nat. Rep. Comm)
(Cong. Map negotiations, fundraising, political index)
(Record requests, transcripts, rules, editorials)
Three important emails
• Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus’ email to Tom Whatman, Team Boehner, and Ray DiRossi, Secretary Apportionment Board about how important Speaker Boehner is in this process.
• Speaker Batchelder’s Chief of Staff & Secretaries of the Apportionment Board Ray DiRossi & Heather Mann’s email exchange about Campaign Finance & Redistricting.
• How the Timken plant was added to U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s district.
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