In Ohio, a number of donors have been shelling out money for the 2020 election cycle. However, one donor is leading the pack of the Buckeye State’s top contributors to state-level candidates and political action committees, donating $559,813.89 so far this cycle.
Frances “Francie” Pepper is the top political contributor for the 2020 election cycle, contributing $559,813.89 to a number of Ohio Democratic causes and candidates thus far. A resident of Ohio, she is a well-known supporter of Democrat politicians in the state. Pepper is a philanthropist who is married to former Procter & Gamble CEO John Pepper. Pepper’s son, David, is also the current chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party and is a former candidate for Cincinnati mayor and the statewide offices of Auditor and Attorney General.
The lion’s share of Pepper’s contributions this cycle have gone to the Ohio Democratic Party, accounting for $470,100 of her total contributions. Pepper has also contributed $39,877.05 to the Ohio Democratic Party State Candidate Fund and $10,000 to the Ohio Democratic Building Fund.
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