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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Driehaus: There's no Dann $ to return

The Ohio Republican Party today called on state Rep. Steve Driehaus to return money raised at a fundraiser at the Aronoff Center last year with tainted Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.

Driehaus, the Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot in the 1st Congressional District, has called for Dann to resign.

"If Driehaus truly believes Dann should go, he would reject Dann's financial support and return the tainted funds," ORP spokesman John McClelland said in a news release. "Condemning Marc Dann while lining your campaign coffers with money he raised is just pure hypocrisy."

The only problem?

Dann never made it to the Dec. 3 fundraiser, Driehaus told The Enquirer.

"Marc didn't have the fundraiser for me. I had a fundraiser for Cincinnati attorneys in which Marc was the invited guest - and he couldn't make it," Driehaus said. "Sometimes those Republicans don't get their press releases exactly right."

So ... That would be a "no" on the returning of the money?

"I find it ironic that the Ohio Republican Party is chastising me for bringing in the Ohio attorney general, whose actions I was unaware of at the time, when the congressman (Chabot) has held a fundraiser with (former House Speaker) Newt Gingrich," Driehaus said.

Gingrich left the U.S. House in 1999 after facing ethics scandals.

"It's just silly," Driehaus said.


46 Comments:

at 4:21 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure everyone of those Cincinnati Attorney's was informed that Marc Dann was in fact not going to attend the event before they sent in their contributions.

 
at 4:41 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

That $ was still given by people who understood that Dann was the host of the event.

 
at 4:48 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything Newt may or may not have done pales in comparison to the rank corruption that is widespread in the Ohio Democratic Party.

 
at 5:03 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD ENOUGH DEPRAVED DANN DEMOCRATS?

VOTE REPUBLICAN 2008!

 
at 5:04 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

Typical wRong wingnut whackos spewing the elephant dung propaganda !

The 'culture of corruption' just can't seam to get anything correct especially when it involves rare coins, golf outings, corporate jets, Indian tribes, oil companies, insurance companies, tobacco companies, campaign contributions, or 'money laundry' !

Perhaps, the wRong wingnut whackos should concentrate on cleaning up their own state headquarters ?

PATHETIC 'HypocRites' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 5:05 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOP is desperate. Dann didn't host the event, and didn't appear. Duh.

 
at 5:14 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus is dispicable. Clearly by inviting Cincinnati attorneys to a fundraiser where Marc Dann was the featured guest, Steve Driehaus certainly raised funds using the disgraced Attorney General's name.

Steve "little hands" Driehaus is silly.

 
at 5:15 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? BTW you spelled Aronoff wrong!

 
at 5:17 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve "girls gone wild" Driehaus has a lot in common with Mark "pajama party" Dann.

As a woman, and a voter, I am appalled that Steve Driehaus would call this "silly."

Clearly Dann and Driehaus have zero respect for women.

 
at 5:19 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ORP forgot to mention Driehaus had in Steny Hoyer, one of the most liberal members of congress, to help raise money as well.

Seems to me that Driehaus has some pretty shady friends.

 
at 5:33 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

good lord. that is one ugly man.

 
at 5:37 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The foot-tapping Bold Typist really gets all exited when
Mr. Driehaus's picture is shown!

 
at 5:39 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Steve Driehaus' little hands are tied on this one.

 
at 5:39 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the local Party was very much against Dann from the beginning. Very respected local Party officials were warning against endorsing Dann in 2006.

Dann is and was a pariah in the Democratic party.

 
at 6:19 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

So your telling me Driehaus was one of only 24 State Representatives and Senators who endorsed Dann in 2006?

Sounds like someone doesn't know how to judge good character! Can you imagine his judgment on national issues?

Proof:
http://www.dannforohio.com/md/press/endorsementprb.pdf

 
at 6:25 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus is supposed to return the money even though he didn't know at the time that Dann was having an affair.

Meanwhile, the Chabot - Gingrich fundraiser was held AFTER Gingrich's affair was public knowledge.

Can't you just smell the desperation from the Republicans?

 
at 6:36 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, the Republicans are really showing their desperation -- and their hypocrisy.

 
at 7:29 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driphaus is going to get crushed by Steve Chabot, Congressman for Life.

 
at 8:13 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

No doubt about it, the 'culture of corruption' is trying to pull off another scam ~


 
at 8:44 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE GOP SHOUD CHANGE THEIR NAME TO DHS

DESPERATION- TO TAKE VOTERS MINDS OFF THEIR HORRIBLE RECORD

HYPOCRISY- BECAUSE REPUGS TAKE MONEY FROM CRIMINALS AND KEEP IT

STUPIDITY- FOR FAILING TO DO BASIC RESEARCH THAT WOULD HAVE PROVEN DANN WASN'T AT THE EVENT.


SOME TRUST FUNDER NEEDS A SERIOUS TALK ING TO

 
at 9:18 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Parties have corrupt members and raise money thru crazy and shady ways. Please don't hold either Steve responsible on the above mentioned fundraising. Let's just get to the issues.

 
at 10:13 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Driehaus hiring people who trash Cincinnati in the press?

http://thehill.com/intern-of-the-week/meet-caspar-the-friendly-swiss-intern-2008-05-06.html

 
at 10:13 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Driehaus hiring people who trash Cincinnati in the press?

http://thehill.com/intern-of-the-week/meet-caspar-the-friendly-swiss-intern-2008-05-06.html

 
at 10:21 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to give it to some of these Dems on the board. For years they blast what they term a culture of corruption. Then, faced with actual corruption, intimidation, and sexual harrassment involving their heroes....well, read the responses for yourself. It's pretty sad.

 
at 10:31 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the Republicans are so desperate, that Marc Dann and his crew are abusing female subordinates...and Driehaus is inviting Dann to headline events...but the AG couldn't make it...probably because he was pillow-fighting with female staffers. Those evil Republicans!

 
at 10:31 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another example of Repug stupidity. All they can do is start illegal wars they have no clue about since they never served, or ruin the American economy since they've never worked a day in their lives.

Dumb and rich, the Repug way.

 
at 10:41 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus needs to return the money.
But...he won't because "the liberals are never wrong". Just ask the Clinton's or the Obama's.
Driehaus is "toast".

 
at 10:45 PM, May 07, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

Typical rethuglican desperate hypocrisy. They host the despicable, corrupt. philandering demagogue Gingrich to town in order to shill money for Congressman Combover. This is the same Newt that cheated in his cancer-stricken wife with a young intern. Then he served the divorce papers on his wife while she was in the hospital, the day after she had cancer surgery.

How dare the local GOP infect our Cincinnati Values by bringing the fat, abhorrent scumbag Gingrich into our fair City.

Do the GOP not know any shame?

 
at 7:33 AM, May 08, 2008 Blogger Hamilton County Voter said...

Good try McClelland but is was a stretch anyway!
Lets stick to hard facts and important info.

 
at 8:11 AM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dann isn't being criticized for having an affair, it is for creating a hostile work place (and admitting he is incapable of managing).

I wonder when the Enquirer will ask Stevie D about the Girls Gone Wild party?

 
at 8:44 AM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dann, Driehaus and Luken three peas in a pod.

 
at 9:52 AM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Marc didn't have the fundraiser for me. I had a fundraiser for Cincinnati attorneys in which Marc was the invited guest"

Driehaus is a small man and big liar . . .

http://www.hamiltoncountydems.org/modules/newsletters/simpleview.php?id=74

 
at 10:10 AM, May 08, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

hows things going at the Driehaus office in Cheviot? LMAO.
ST CSA

 
at 10:29 AM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the projection for Repugs this November

19% who still support Chimpy
+
10% who listen to Rush and other wingnut radio
+ 1% wealthiest

The Jesus Freaks are all scattered amongst the above.

That makes 30% boys and girls. Even Goldwater got 37%.

This is gonna be so much fun to watch the GOP utterly implode and disband.

Without a sizable Repug caucus, watch Congressional investigations mushroom.

What's left of the GOP will be in jail when all is said and done.

There won't even be a Repugnicant party this time two years from now.

 
at 11:51 AM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

Perhaps the 'culture of corruption', wRong wingnut whackos should concentrate on whom they chose to 'EMBRACE' ?

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 11:57 AM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous jane said...

Two things. First, Caspar, the intern, was an intern and therefore probably wasn't paid. He said the food here is greasy. Some of us like it that way. He also told the press that it rained a lot while he was here. That isn't trashing Cincinnati. Second, if anon 9:52 would read the invite, Dann was one of many hosts (38 hosts) on the invite. His name was in bold, but he wasn't the reason people gave. They gave to support Steve Driehaus. Will Chabot return the money he got from the oil industry or big telecom?

 
at 12:45 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus campaign staffer rips on Cincinnati:

"He dislikes it thoroughly and throughout the interview sprinkles in the many reasons why he does not care for the Southern Ohio town."

From the Hill.

 
at 1:10 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Jane said...

He wasn't a staffer, he was an intern. There is a big difference. Interns are volunteers, staffers are paid.

 
at 1:13 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caspar's comments fit in well with many of the Driehaus supporters' on here ripping on Cheviot and other west side communities.

It doesn't surprise me at all, though I've never understood how insulting the voters is an effective campaign strategy.

 
at 3:25 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should Chabot return $? His contributors aren't about to be impeached by Dems and GOP.

 
at 3:35 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There won't even be a Repugnicant party this time two years from now."

Last time I checked, there isn't one now.

 
at 10:58 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enquirer staff: Please do not paste any photos of Driphaus on this blog in the future.

This no-neck freak is quite possibly the ugliest person in politics today.

 
at 5:40 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed - Steve Driehaus is a human slug.

 
at 3:01 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

"Looks like the 'black family' farm hands have been chased out of OH-2 and now sucking up to the Dem loyalists in OH-1 ?

Seems the Driehaus campaign loves controversy ?

We hope by Heid-ing out in the OH-1 district, that it doesn't cost Driehaus the congressional seat or sisters state house seat ?

It may be reason enough for some Dem's to say what a 'McShame' ?

We thought the 'farm hands' promised to rally around the OH-2 primary winner !

Guess flipp-flopping runs in the family ?

Hope they're not looking for volunteers ?

PATHETIC 'family values' !

 
at 1:40 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD ENOUGH DEPRAVED DANN DEMOCRATS?

RE-ELECT STEVE CHABOT IN 2008!

 
at 2:22 AM, May 31, 2008 Anonymous Cincinnati Jones said...

Here's my opinion on anyone that goes after the relatives of a political candidate or former political candidates - Get a life! It's kind of like saying, "Hey, I failed at making my point directly......so now I have to attack someone else - after the fact." Way to go. Kind of reminds me of those pesky little cicada's. They were pretty darn annoying about four years ago - and now, they're back - buzzing in everyone's ears. And they won't shut up! What's nice to know is that the annoying buzz that they try so desperately to create is just as easily forgotten and ignored as it was four years ago. Leave the dirty politics to the insects that created it. Here's to feeling great in '08! :)

 
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