A Republican fund raiser in Ohio has been indicted for violating campaign finance laws. He was kiting money back and forth between accounts with the aid of several other Republican donors to enable him to exceed federal political campaign limits by tens of thousands of dollars. This man, Thomas W. Noe, is also under investigation for $13 million missing dollars from the Ohio state employees pension fund which he invested in a shady rare coin deal. That investigation led to the indictment and conviction of Ohio's Republican Governor, Robert Taft (the great grandson of President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft).
In the context of the De Lay indictment for the same type of violation and the Frist investigation, the Rove and Libby investigations this development is a reminder that the Republican Party as an organization is deeply flawed.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 6:28 PM