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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Aides to House Speaker John Boehner personally and repeatedly intervened in the Ohio redistricting process, successfully lobbying the Republican-dominated state legislature to change the congressional district of a major business that is a top contributor to the national party, according to internal documents unearthed this week.

“Hours before the Congressional map was introduced, a specific change was made by Team Boehner to move the district lines at the bequest of a major Republican donor,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern, who held a conference call with reporters on Tuesday to draw attention to the report, issued by the Ohio Campaign For Accountable Redistricting.

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