Catching up on the 2014 election -- oops, they somehow missed $35,000
Cleveland.com reported last week that:
Murray Energy Corp.'s PAC acknowledged it failed to publicly disclose $35,000 it gave in 2013 to a political fund controlled by John Boehner, then the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
. . . . This was because "an adequate reconciling process had not been in place" to match the PAC's bank statements with its required reports to the FEC, the PAC memorandum said.
Yeah, I know how they feel -- I frequently misplace $35,000 in my bank statements.
Following the money -- 2016 Murray Energy political contributions
Back in December Robert Murray told Columbus Business First that John Kasich was the best candidate. He also said that Ted Cruz "could be the guy."
According to Open Secrets:
Murray Energy as of January 31: $5,000 to Ted Cruz
Murray Energy PAC as of January 31: $10,000 to Ted Cruz
Murray Energy PAC as of January 31: $5,000 Rick Perry PAC
Hey, what happened to Kasich?
Murray and the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland
Robert Murray apparently wants the court date set for his suit against the EPA changed so that he can attend the Republican convention in Cleveland. As the Huffington Post reported at the end of January:
Robert Murray, the chief executive of coal giant Murray Energy Corp., is suing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency over new rules limiting emissions from power plants. But his lawyers have asked a federal judge to postpone his trial date so he can attend the Republican National Convention this July.
In a motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia last Friday, Murray's counsel asked that the trial date be moved so that he can attend the convention. The RNC will take place in Cleveland from July 18 to 21, and the trial was initially slated to begin July 19.
He's suing them but the scheduled trial date isn't convenient for him. Would this request even be considered if it came from an average citizen rather than the CEO of Murray Energy? I'll try to follow this.