LaRose Gets Backing of Billionaire Uihlein

Posted on Sep 12, 2023

This is big news that will change the calculus in the Republican primary to replace Sen. Sherrod Brown: Billionaire Richard Uihlein is backing Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose is planning an Oct. 3 fundraiser in Chicago hosted by Family-PAC Federal, a conservative political action committee.

Six Chicago-area Republicans are listed on an event invitation as co-hosts, including a handful of former Illinois elected officials. But the most prominent name listed on the invitation, first reported by Politico, is Illinois billionaire Richard Uihlein.

Uihlein is an Illinoisan, but he has more than dabbled in Ohio politics before, funding $4 million of the total $4.8 million spent to pass Issue 1.