Who is Jeff Longstreth? Charged in racketeering case

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Who is Jeff Longstreth?

Longstreth is a Republican political consultant and owner of JPL & Associates. He is a longtime political strategist for Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford. He is a graduate of Ohio State University.

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JPL & Associates worked on the campaigns of many Republican candidates who supported Householder for speaker, state campaign finance records show.

What are his ties to House Bill 6?

Generation Now is a 501c4 – the section of IRS code that describes social welfare groups. It is not required to disclose its contributors. Federal tax documents list JPL & Associates as Generation Now’s principal.

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Generation Now and Growth & Opportunities PAC, as well as the Growth & Opportunity Fund, each list as their treasurer Eric Lycan, an attorney with ties to the Kentucky House Republican leadership caucus.

Growth & Opportunity PAC supported Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, and his allies in legislative races last year.

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