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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:04 PM
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AP: Ohio Sec. of State Blackwell's Letter Seeks Illegal Contributions
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60019-20 ...

Ohio Letter Seeks Illegal Contributions

The Associated Press
Saturday, January 8, 2005; 10:34 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's chief elections officer, accused of mishandling the presidential vote in Ohio, sent a fund-raising letter for his own 2006 gubernatorial campaign that was accompanied by a request for illegal contributions. A pledge card with the letter from Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican who co-chaired the Bush-Cheney election 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 would be returned.

Blackwell said the request sent to GOP donors and activists was an oversight. His campaign's fund-raising 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.

<>Blackwell's letter also praises Republicans for helping deliver Ohio to President Bush.

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Twist_U_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:07 PM
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1. page moved or no longer available
go figure lol
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:17 PM
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3. Try this one. It works for me.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:19 PM by flpoljunkie
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60019-20...

Ad this to the link, if it doesn't work, minus the...: 05Jan8.html
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:12 PM
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2. If Blackwell is incompetent enough
to let something like this slip on a letter he "signed", then he has no business running for office.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:22 PM
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4. Blackwell's usefulness to Bush is now over, for all intents and purposes.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:28 PM
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5. duplicate topic, please discuss here
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