COLUMBUS -- Elected officials who signed a letter endorsing Matthew Borges the next chairman of the Ohio Republican Party have asked him to resolve and explain the tax liens he's accrued before Friday's election.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted expressed disappointment that Borges hadn't made them aware of the liens before he sought their backing.
As of April 12, Borges owed $28,799 in federal taxes and $98,397 to the state. He planned to pay a portion of the state lien last week.
DeWine said he told Borges he owes everyone an explanation for how the debts were accumulated.
Husted said he asked Borges to resolve the debts before the GOP State Central Committee votes Friday.
A message was left with Borges on Monday