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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:10 PM
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Blackwell Sends Letter Asking for Illegal Contributions
http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=2783219

COLUMBUS (AP) -- The state's chief elections officer, already accused of mishandling the presidential vote in Ohio and criticized for backing President Bush, sent a fund-raising letter for his 2006 gubernatorial campaign in which he asks for illegal corporate contributions.

Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican who co-chaired the Bush-Cheney campaign in Ohio, said the request for corporate checks in a letter to GOP donors and activists was an oversight. His spokesman, Carlo LoParo, said on Saturday that any corporate donations would be returned.

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Blackwell's letter also praises Republicans for helping deliver Ohio to Bush. Ohio pushed Bush over the top in the race for president. U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan who prepared a report on election problems in Ohio, said the letter supports suspicions that Blackwell's actions as secretary of state during the election "stemmed from partisan political motivations" to help Bush.

Conyers said in a statement that the letter "evidences Secretary Blackwell's poor judgment at best, and the manipulation of election administration for partisan purposes, at worst."
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Dontcha just love the party of 'Personal Responsibility?'
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:12 PM
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1. oversight my ass
Blackwell was appealing to his core of law breakers
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:22 PM
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3. I like to think of his core as...
...the scum of the earth, myself!
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Amigust Donating Member (568 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:18 PM
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2. Blackwell has lawyers. That letter wouldn't go out without having first
been carefully scrutinized.

It shows these thugs will push the limits of the law as far as they can, then claim simple human error or oversight if caught.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:25 PM
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4. I agree, but...
...I think it's more arrogance than error. Plus you know they gotta be thinking that they can get away with it, since the Pubs control everything.
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