With President Obama barnstorming through Ohio, his state party campaign director was reeling from scandalous investigations:
The chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Party has resigned amid investigations by county officials and the Ohio secretary of state’s office into payments made to a campaign fundraiser. Greg Schultz emailed his resignation letter to party leaders yesterday afternoon and said he has asked campaign consultant Greg Haas to consider taking the position.
Where is Shultz going to focus his time? On the Obama campaign
In his letter, Schultz, state director of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, said he was stepping down as chairman to focus full-time on the campaign.
Shultz may not exactly be welcome there
Party officials said members of Obama’s campaign have pressured Schultz to step down because they were concerned about his connection to fundraiser Melissa Barnhart. Schultz hired Barnhart to be the party’s fundraiser shortly after he was named party chairman in 2011. At about the same time, he started approving payments to Barnhart for undocumented work, reported in a series of stories by The Dispatch. Those payments totaled $20,500. Barnhart said the money was for work done on Columbus City Council races years ago and that three party officials could vouch for her. Those officials did not do so when asked by The Dispatch.
Curious the media never mentioned this is any of Obama’s many campaign events in the state.