August 11, 2015

Ted Strickland’s Huge Payday From “Dream Job” At Liberal Think Tank

Remember when Ohio Democratic senate candidate Ted Strickland bragged about his “dream job” at ultra-liberal Washington, D.C. think tank Center for American Progress (CAP) that “paid me more money than I ever made in my life”?

Now we know just how much.

As president of the CAP’s Action Fund, Strickland was cashing paychecks to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars, according to an early look at his personal financial disclosure by the Columbus Dispatch:

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland earned $250,386 a year in his role at a progressive think tank, and claims assets worth between $297,006 and $680,000, according to a personal financial disclosure to be filed with the U.S. Senate later today.

Just how far to the left is the Center for American Progress? It’s anti-coal, pro-Obamacare, pro-gun control and advocates raising taxes. Now Strickland is back in Ohio with CAP’s money lining his pockets.

With a balance sheet this far out of touch with Ohioans, it’s not surprising Strickland used stall tactics to delay his personal financial disclosure:

Republicans had questioned Strickland for seeking a deadline extension for filing his form, questioning what he was hiding.

A windfall from Washington’s liberal elite, that’s what.