*

*
Politics Extra
Enquirer reporters give the scoop on what your politicians are doing


Jessica Brown,
Hamilton County reporter


Jon Craig,
Enquirer statehouse bureau


Jane Prendergast,
Cincinnati City Hall reporter


Malia Rulon,
Enquirer Washington bureau


Carl Weiser,
Blog editor


Howard Wilkinson,
politics reporter

Powered by Blogger

Friday, May 09, 2008

GOP fires back on Driehaus-Dann $



Republicans have renewed their call for Democrat Steve Driehaus to return money raised at a fundraiser hosted by tainted Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.

Read the Ohio GOP's original news release on this topic HERE.

Driehaus told The Enquirer earlier this week that he had the fundraiser, not Dann, and that Dann was just an invited guest. And on top of that, Dann didn't even end up attending the event, he said.

But Ohio Republican Party spokesman John McClelland says this advertisement about the event (above) seems to say otherwise.

"Steve Driehaus clearly listed Marc Dann as the host for his event and used Dann's name to raise money from Cincinnati attorneys," he wrote in an e-mail. "Clearly, the influence of the attorney general's office played a role in the cash he raised and is therefore tainted."

Driehaus is running to unseat Republican Rep. Steve Chabot in Ohio's 1st Congressional District.

The invitation above came from a screen shot provided by the Ohio Republican Party.


31 Comments:

at 1:14 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus caught in yet another lie. Girls Gone Wildgate Part II.

 
at 1:16 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

My goodness, the GOP looks absolutely stupid trying to push this thread through the head of the needle. How ridiculous!!!!!

Let's get the list of everyone whoever contributed to anything and try to draw a line in between that person and some GOP threat -- desperation reeks of desperation when they push such nonsense.

Has Taft, or Allen, or any other disgraced Republican contributed to the Ohio GOP? Well, by the GOP's very standards, that money is "tainted" and should ALL be returned.

Laughable, just laughable!

 
at 1:19 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Jane said...

Dann's name was listed as a host -- as were several other people. But the people in attendance gave money to Driehaus, not Dann. Obviously, the Republican's are making much ado...

Chabot receives money from the oil industry which he then voted to give big tax breaks to while they are profiting immensely on the backs of Americans. He has received money from Halburton during the course of his career. These are direct contributions from companies hurting America.

 
at 1:47 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.

Typical wRong wingnut whackos spewing the elephant dung propaganda !

Since the chabot-head was left in the dust on quarterly funds raised, the 'culture of corruption' is attempting to rob the campaign war chest of the next OH-1 congressman !

The wRong wingnut whackos weak attempts have left us all laughing at their rhetoric !

They should just stop: DaWhining !

By the way how are those, 'culture of corruption', 'concealed contributions' coming, kevin ?

Maybe they should try and clean up their presidential candidate, 'McShame' ?

Maybe a little 'spiritual guidance' ?

PATHETIC 'HypocRites' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 2:09 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driphaus and Dann...this is the best the democRATS have to offer?

Steve Chabot is going to crush Driphaus, the no-neck human slug.

 
at 2:47 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know. It's funny how Democrats can see a list of names and just see Marc Dann as one of many among them.

But when the rest of the world sees the invitation, they see Marc Dann's name at the head of the list, bigger than every other host and using his position of influence (office title) to top this list.

If Driehaus did not go around criticizing other people (like Chabot) for the inadvertent actions of their aides etc., then he probably would not come under fire himself.

Should Direhaus gove the money back? Probably not - these attorneys would give him the money anyway. Does Driehaus open himself up to being held to "higher standards" due to his sharp criticism of others? You betcha.

It's going to be a long and fun campaign season to watch.

 
at 2:49 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus' bigger problem now is that the invite clearly contradicts what he said. With Dann's name being listed first, at the top, in the largest font, and bolded it's clear the disgraced AG was in fact the main draw. So campaign cash was raised off of Dann's name regardless of whether or not he actually attended. And frankly, the credibility of Driehaus' assertion that Dann was not there is now in question.

 
at 2:52 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus could not have known about Dann's behavior at the time of this event. But he clearly had to know about Brian Garry's anti-city, anti-corporation activity before allowing him to co-host and heavily promote a fundraiser for him. Does Driehaus denounce Garry's pro-boycott and anti-corporate activity? If not, then he should be held accountable for ingratiating himself to such a loony.

 
at 2:56 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOP looks pathetic here.

 
at 2:56 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOP looks pathetic here.

 
at 2:57 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rate this thing is going there's going to be a picture up here of Dann with one arm around Driehaus and another around Driehaus' Cincinnati-hating staffer from Switzerland...taken at the Dann-Driehaus event that Driehaus said Dann didn't make it to.

 
at 3:02 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEAVE DANNDRIEHAUS ALONE!

 
at 3:40 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The person from Switzerland was not a staffer, but an intern who interned for a few weeks. Read the Hill article again.

As for the main draw, it is clear that Driehaus was the main draw. Otherwise, when Dann didn't show, the guests would have wanted their money back.

 
at 3:48 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
"Anonymous said...GOP looks pathetic here. 2:56 PM, May 09, 2008"

Desperate and PATHETIC !

'HAD ENOUGH', VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 5:36 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD ENOUGH DEPRAVED DANN DEMOCRATS?

VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2008!

 
at 9:26 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

All of the little Blueboys, err, Chippers, blogging from their parent's basements are truly desperate and sad. Hey boys, aren't you of prime age to enlist in a branch of our Armed Forces and serve your Country?

CAN YOU SAY CHICKENHAWK!

 
at 9:31 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet those wacky Dems would sure like a do-over on this Driehaus candidacy. Supported by both the gay marriage and the "girls gone wild" crowds. Somehow, I don't think the good folks on the West Side are going to embrace the young fella on Election Day.

 
at 10:15 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

these messages are almost as bad as an episode of crossfire

 
at 6:44 AM, May 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Marc Dann was such a marquee name? Did anyone actually go to the fundraiser specifically because of this and the opportunity to meet the AG?

I mean, other than Mike Allen so the two could compare notes?

 
at 9:02 AM, May 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the Republicans finally learning how to fight bank after a decade of whimpy-dom. Or is this just a glitch??

 
at 10:34 PM, May 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I didn't realize Marc Dann was such a marquee name? Did anyone actually go to the fundraiser specifically because of this and the opportunity to meet the AG?"

Actually I did. Quite a few people were ticked he did not show.

 
at 11:28 AM, May 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kind of crap really needs to stop.

Can we begin judging candidates by their merits rather than who they know? I'm certain every commentator on this thread is associated (in some way) with an individual in which they are not exactly proud to know. When we weigh candidates based on who they know rather than their merits, the end result is we get
do nothing rubber stampers like Chabot in office.

 
at 1:42 PM, May 11, 2008 Anonymous CincyMatusak said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
at 2:08 PM, May 11, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Idiot said...

CAN THINGS GET WORSE FOR THE GOP?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/10/AR2008051002441.html?hpid=topnews


Since losing 30 seats and their 12-year stranglehold on power in 2006, House Republicans have kept asking themselves the same question: Can it get any worse?

On Tuesday, they may get another answer they won't like.

The stakes in the 1st District special election couldn't be higher, strategically or symbolically. The loss of a traditionally GOP seat to a Democrat would be the third in a special election this spring and the second in the Deep South after the May 3 victory of Rep. Don Cazayoux (D-La.).
________

Just when Republicans thought they had seen everything, Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) admitted Thursday that he has a 3-year-old daughter from a long-running extramarital affair with a retired Air Force officer. Fossella, who is married and has three young children at home in Staten Island, is also facing drunken-driving charges in Virginia. GOP strategists are debating whether he should resign or announce that he will not seek reelection in November.

Fossella's resignation would mean another special election, this one in the nation's most expensive media market.

Independent analysts agree that a loss Tuesday would leave Republicans with no excuses. They blamed poor candidates in races in Louisiana and Illinois, where the GOP lost a special election for the seat long held by former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert.

 
at 8:01 PM, May 11, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Idiot aka Cincy Capped aka Jane. Isn't it about time you make another trip to LA? The office workers need another week of solid laughing.
For those of you who want Capped to get some b----, she biologically can't sprout any.

 
at 1:51 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD ENOUGH DEPRAVED DANN DEMOCRATS?

VOTE REPUBLICAN IN 2008!

 
at 2:02 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always highly suspicious when some pathetic individual like cincycappell [AKA cheviot sports idiot] becomes obsessed with someone else's life. Cincycappell ought to switch his online name to Mark David Chapman or John Hinckley Jr.

It sounds like cincycapell is hiding in the same closet as Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Use your real name if you're going to attack someone else by his real name. Otherwise, you're just another gutless liberal coward hiding behind a computer monitor.

-----------------------------

Jane = cincycappell = cheviot sports idiot

= libtard loser

 
at 3:29 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

= Matusak

 
at 3:46 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous CincyCapell said...

So, forst I am 'Greg Matusak', now I'm 'Jane'. You don't have a clue, Jeffy. People are purposefully telling you that they know who I am just to mess with you. And it's obviously working. I'll be in Manhattan at wed night-Friday Jeffy. If you think that you know who I am, then ring up the Sherry-Netherland and ask for my room. I'll be registered under my own name. You will never find me!

 
at 8:25 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you love me so much, I'm going to fly to Manhattan and hang out at the hotel lobby. Maybe we can have dinner.

Jeff

 
at 1:50 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a room, you two!

 
Post a Comment*

Links to this post:

Create a Link

* Our online blogs currently are hosted and operated by a third party, namely, Blogger.com. You are now leaving the Cincinnati.Com website and will be linked to Blogger.com's registration page. The Blogger.com site and its associated services are not controlled by Cincinnati.Com and different terms of use and privacy policy will apply to your use of the Blogger.com site and services.

By proceeding and/or registering with Blogger.com you agree and understand that Cincinnati.Com is not responsible for the Blogger.com site you are about to access or for any service you may use while on the Blogger.com site.

<< Home


Blogs
Jim Borgman
Today at the Forum
Paul Daugherty
Politics Extra
N. Ky. Politics
Pop culture review
Cincytainment
Who's News
Television
Roller Derby Diva
Art
CinStages Buzz....
The Foodie Report
cincyMOMS
Classical music
John Fay's Reds Insider
Bengals
High school sports
NCAA
UC Sports
CiN Weekly staff
Soundcheck