This in via e-mail from the Ohio Democratic Party:
Ohio Democratic Party Unearths Footage of Congressman Kasich, in His Own Words: “I Work on Wall Street.”
Chairman Chris Redfern Unveils Web Video, Reiterates Call for Full Disclosure
COLUMBUS – Today, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern held a press conference at Ohio Democratic Party headquarters to unveil a web video of Congressman John Kasich describing, in his own words, his work on Wall Street. During this campaign, Kasich has sought to downplay his eight years as a managing director at Lehman Brothers, claiming he operated out of a two-man office in Columbus. Two years ago, before the collapse of Lehman, Kasich described his work at the firm a little differently.
The web video, “Two Years,” can be seen here: ohiodems.org/twoyears.
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Chairman Redfern’s remarks from today’s press conference follow:
In our web video, you saw Congressman Kasich, in his own words, talking about his work at Lehman Brothers. Not at a two-man office in Columbus, but on Wall Street.
Either he was lying then, or he is lying now. Because in 2008, Congressman Kasich said, quote, “Full disclosure: I do work on Wall Street.” End quote. Certainly, Congressman Kasich owes the voters of Ohio at least as much disclosure in 2010 as he offered the viewers of FOX News in 2008.
Before he announced his campaign for Governor, Kasich bragged about his work on Wall Street on his campaign website, on FOX News, and on his speakers bureau biography.
But today, here are just a few of the many places where you won’t find Congressman Kasich using words “Wall Street”: In his announcement speech. In his campaign biography. In his new book. On his Facebook page. In his web videos. And on his bus tour.
So I say to my friend John Kasich:
You can’t trumpet your work on Wall Street on the paid speaking circuit then claim you worked out of a two-man office while running for Governor.
You can’t rail against Wall Street bonuses in a speech to Nevadans, but not reveal your Wall Street bonuses to Ohioans.
You can’t claim to have taken Google public one day then call yourself a car dealer in Zanesville the next.
You can’t run on your so-called business experience and then run on your claim that you played no role at that business.
Congressman Kasich, you can’t have it both ways.
You owe it to the people of Ohio to be forthcoming about your work at Lehman Brothers. We have asked before, and we will ask again: Where did you work? What deals were you a part of? How much did you make in salary and bonuses?
The people of Ohio deserve to know.