Politics & Policy

Mr. Strickland Goes to Wall Street?

Uh oh. The Columbus Dispatch’s Daily Briefing blog has an interesting little tidbit — apparently Governor Strickland got on a plane this morning that headed into New York for a fundraiser intended to do “party building.”

Now, who in New York would be building the Democratic party? It’s impossible to know for certain, but a little history might be of value. I’ll turn it over to the Examiner:

What Strickland consistently fails to mention is his close associations with Lehman Brothers, not to mention Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and other Wall Street firms.

In total Strickland took over $1.5 million dollars from Wall Street alone. His other major contributor’s industry are, not surprisingly, public and private labor unions.

Strickland took $25,000.00 in campaign money from the Lehman’s and repaid them with nearly $6.2 billion in Ohio business, funded by tax payers. Another significant contribution, a $10,000.00 personal check, was from former Goldman Sachs CEO John Corzine.

Now, I don’t know if Ted Strickland is fundraising with Wall Street, and at this point, it’s impossible to prove. But shouldn’t we at least be asking? And if he has nothing to hide, then why this passage from the Dispatch post:

The campaign declined to disclose any details of where the fundraising is taking place, who is expected to attend or how much money is being raised, saying those details will be available when campaign reports are filed after the election.

Just saying, Governor. It’s not like you’ve got anything to lose by showing you spurned your old friends in order to be closer to the people.

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