Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Cristocrats flout the IRS challenge
From the Dispatch:
Blackwell was the only candidate for governor invited to address 450 pastors and Christian conservatives at a luncheon north of Canton sponsored by the Ohio Restoration Project two days after it and several allied religious entities were accused of illegally engaging in partisan politics.
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A spokesman for state Auditor Betty D. Montgomery, who supported the ban, said Johnson’s group did not invite her.
Asked why, Johnson replied: "She is pro-abortion."
Attorney General Jim Petro, a GOP candidate for governor who opposed the ban in 2004, and U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, also weren’t invited, according to their spokesmen.
Among politicians who attended yesterday’s event were Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, a GOP candidate for Ohio attorney general, both running this year.