From the daily archives: Friday, September 22, 2006

Billionaires for Blackwell

On September 22, 2006 By

The Forbes magazine list of the 400 richest americans is out.

This year, the list includes three billionaires from Ohio who- big suprise – give barrels of cash to the Republicans.

83 – Leslie Wexner
Columbus – Limited Brands
Net Worth: $3.1 billion

Republican National State Elections $150,000
Ohio House Republican Campaign Comm $95,000
Ohio Republican State Central Execu $84,000
Ohio First Voter Education Fund Inc. $75,000
Ohio Republican Party State Candida. $64,000
Republican Senate Campaign Committe. $62,500
Voinovich Committee The… $25000
Ohioans For Ken Blackwell.. $21000
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From the Dispatch.

In a surprise move yesterday, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees came out in strong opposition to the Learn and Earn issue on November’s ballot that would allow casino and slot gambling in Ohio.

“If we are silent it implies we support it because we could benefit from it,” said trustee Les Wexner, Limited Brands founder. “I think it’s very clever — and bad public policy.”

Why?

Wexner, one of the more outspoken members of the OSU board, said he opposes the issue because it gives nine entities a gambling monopoly.

Trustee Robert H. Schottenstein […]

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