Yes, you read that right. Three Ohio Republican senators have been fundraising off people's need for information amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
From the Columbus Dispatch: "For those of you worried sick that politicians might not be able to raise campaign cash during a pandemic, never fear.
"Three Ohio senators and the Cuyahoga County Republican Party have found a way in this season of social distancing: charging admission for a “virtual legislative briefing” this week on the coronavirus outbreak.
"And it will only set you back $250 to hear Republican Senators Stephanie Kunze of Hilliard, Theresa Gavarone of Bowling Green and Kirk Schuring of Canton share 'what to expect in the coming months' in the state’s battle against COVID-19.
"If you think that public officials ought to offer that advice free during a pandemic, you wouldn’t be the first person to share that observation with us."