Documents offer rare view of pressure Larry Householder exerted in House Bill 6 scandal

CLEVELAND – "In the days before the vote on House Bill 6, the legislative bailout of two nuclear power plants, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder’s political strategist reached out to Dave Greenspan, the Republican state representative from Westlake, with a not-so subtle message about the vote.

Jeff Longstreth texted Greenspan and urged him to side with Householder. Greenspan balked, and Longstreth pushed several reasons why the representative should vote for the measure.

'I also know that if 4,000 jobs are lost in an election year, you are going to get the blame,' Longstreth said in the text. 'Everyone in office will get the blame.'"

-- John Caniglia,

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