David Langdon Key Findings

Key findings:

  • David Langdon is a key player among a small army of lawyers working to keep secret the origins of millions of dollars coursing through the American political system.
  • Since the 2010 election cycle, at least 11 groups connected to David Langdon and his firm have spent about $22 million on federal and state elections and ballot initiatives.
  • Two groups connected to Langdon spent more than $1 million on the 2012 presidential election.
  • David Langdon was a lead author of a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, which Ohio voters passed in 2004. The U.S. Supreme Court last month heard arguments on whether the Ohio ban is constitutional.
  • A Center for Public Integrity review of federal and state election filings and nonprofit tax documents shows more than $1.3 million in payments from eight groups to the firm or Langdon since 2010.