FirstEnergy PAC Picking Sides in Speaker’s Contest

FirstEnergy has used its PAC to promote Rep. Larry Householder in his bid for speaker vs. Rep. Ryan Smith.

A report by illuminates how the utility’s PAC has invested in House candidates recruited by Householder: “In the first two months of 2018, the Akron-based power company’s political action committee donated more than $5,000 to the Perry County Republican and a total of about $149,000 to more than a dozen other House candidates, state campaign finance records show. Most, if not all, of the recipients have either backed Householder for speaker or are considered by many to be on his side, although some have not come out publicly in support of him.” 4/26/2018