Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Donated Money To Ohio Democrat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – President’s Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court once donated money to the Ohio Democrat who is currently running for governor.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh donated $250 to now-gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray’s unsuccessful bid for state attorney general in 1998. Kavanaugh also donated $1,000 to Cordray’s failed bid for U.S. Senate in 2000.

Cordray and Kavanaugh both worked at the law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, in Washington D.C. They both also clerked for retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy – though not at the same time.

Kavanaugh also donated to many Republican candidates over the years.

Cordray has criticized Kavanaugh’s nomination saying the pick underscores the need for a governor who will “fight back against attempts to undermine our rights.”