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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:04 PM
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WP: Letter From Election Chief In Ohio Sought Illegal Funds
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- The state's chief elections officer, accused of mishandling the presidential vote in November, sent a fundraising letter for his 2006 gubernatorial campaign that was accompanied by a request for illegal contributions.

A pledge card with the letter from Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican who co-chaired the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign in Ohio, said "corporate & personal checks are welcome."

Corporate donations are illegal in Ohio.

His spokesman, Carlo LoParo, said Saturday that any corporate donations will be returned.

Blackwell said the request sent to GOP donors and activists was an oversight. His campaign's fundraising coordinator, Jeff Ledbetter, blamed a printer for the mistake, saying it used a template for an issue committee, which is allowed to accept corporate donations.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59572-20...
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:05 PM
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1. Quack Quack
CORRUPTION IS RAMPANT
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:10 PM
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2. Yeah, right there on Page A6 of the Post
... behind what on pages A1-A5? Brad and Jennifer?
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:12 PM
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3. The kicker:
Blackwell's letter also praises Republicans for helping deliver Ohio to President Bush.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:14 PM
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4. If it's such a "mistake" as his spokespeople say
Then Blackwell's incompetence is reason enough to say he shouldn't be running for office.

Corruption or incompetence, this guy has no business running.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:30 PM
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5. duplicate topic, please discuss here
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