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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-05 10:49 AM
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14. Paying a Price Over 'Coingate'


Paying a Price Over 'Coingate'

A popular GOP donor turns persona non grata after Ohio investment funds go missing.

TOLEDO, Ohio Not that long ago, Tom Noe was a regular and welcome figure in political circles throughout the state.
For years, the rare-coin dealer and collector and his wife, Bernadette, had contributed to and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for GOP candidates.


If the party succeeds, some members hope that might lead to a Democratic presidential candidate winning Ohio in the 2008 election and perhaps help the party win back the White House. Bush took Ohio by about 118,000 votes, a win that helped seal his reelection.

An estimated two-thirds of Ohio voters described themselves as independent in the primary election. Voters, however, don't register by party in Ohio.

"I can now go into any bowling alley or barber shop and mention Tom Noe's name and have everyone understand what corruption in our state means," said Ohio Sen. Marc Dann, a Democrat from suburban Youngstown who has been outspoken against the GOP. "People understand when money is stolen, and they understand the connections to the Republican Party. The GOP might try to give back the money, but they're still tainted."

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