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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:47 PM
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Ohio chamber reveals contributors-Businesses spent $4.2 million in 2000
in effort to unseat(Democratic Supreme Court) Justice Resnick
COLUMBUS - Under threat of $25,000 a day in fines, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce yesterday gave up its four-year fight to conceal those who spent $4.2 million targeting a state Supreme Court justice for defeat at the polls.
Nationwide Insurance, Honda, DaimlerChrysler, Procter & Gamble, Enron, AT&T, and Owens-Illinois were among nearly 400 corporations and individuals who contributed to Citizens for a Strong Ohio, a nonprofit arm of the chamber.

A resulting TV ad depicted a gilded Lady Justice whose scales were weighed down on one side by cash from labor and unions. The ad suggested that the votes of Justice Alice Robie Resnick, an Ottawa Hills Democrat, could be swayed by political contributions.

The justice went on to handily win re-election in 2000... http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050...
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:13 PM
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1. We buy their products.
They use the profits they get from us to defeat our interests. We are definitely getting more than we bargain for.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:30 PM
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2. This should be posted in th OH forum, too! nt
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