Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Many Ohio voters are just plain sick of all the Republican scandals that have been front page news for a long time. Now, Ted Strickland, Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, is attracting attention because of his positive message and solid agenda for Ohio.

Strickland wants to end the "pay-to-play" system of awarding contracts to political contributors that has flourished under the Ohio Republicans.

Many people know that the contracts issued by ODOT go to big Republican contributors. It doesn't take a detective to figure out why only certain companies get the contracts for road building. For example, a search of OPEN SECRETS, shows that Bill Burgett and his family, are MAJOR contributors to Republicans in Ohio. It is no coincidence that Burgett's company, Kokosing, gets a majority of the road construction contracts in Ohio.

It would be beneficial to other corporations, taxpayers, and workers in Ohio if other companies got the chance to build in Ohio. However, with the corrupt Republicans in control of everything in Ohio, only their Republican cronies benefit.