Bought and Paid For: Jim Roth, Aubrey McClendon, and Chesapeake Energy
A continuing series from the Muskogee Politico
$100,675 from 104 employees at Chesapeake. Maximum contribution from Aubrey McClendon. Maximum contribution from Chesapeake's PAC. 55 contributors for a total of $52,450 in 48 hours (6/26-6/27). Deep alliances between the regulator and the regulated.
What do these all have in common? Jim Roth, Democrat candidate for Corporation Commission.
See for yourself: Jim Roth's Chesapeake money from June 13th to August 1st.
Jim Roth's ties to Aubrey McClendon and Chesapeake go farther back than his vote against the Red Rock power plant in September of 2007 (see TMRO's post on this subject).
Keep an eye here for more on this continuing story.