Ohio treasurer democRAT Kevin Boyce gives bank contract then gets political fund-raiser

Posted by DarthDilbert at 7/29/2009 12:38:00 PM

Just a week after winning a new contract from Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce, Key Bank officials are hosting a $500-a ticket political fund-raiser for him in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 28. Political contributions had nothing to do with the contract, [Mike] Culp [Boyce’s chief of staff] said. Key Bank’s political action committees have contributed $680,634 to state and local candidates and parties over the last five years, including $3,250 to Boyce’s campaigns, according to state records.

Boyce, a democRAT and a former Columbus City Councilman, was appointed state treasurer in January by Gov. Ted Strickland. He is running for election against Republican Josh Mandel, a state representative and Iraqi war veteran from Lyndhurst.

Cade and Charlie Luken, former Cincinnati mayor and another Key Bank lobbyist, are listed as hosts for the fund-raiser. Boyce hired Luken’s sister to work treasurer’s office. Culp said neither he nor Boyce made calls to ask donors to attend the fund-raiser or make contributions.

Gee, another corrput democRAT. Surprise, surprise. Perhaps, another chapter for Michelle Malkin's Culture of Corruption?

Dayton Daily News

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