Ohio congressional hopefuls swift to rebuke attorney general
“Sexual harassment can't be tolerated”
As a sex scandal involving Ohio's attorney general becomes the butt of national jokes, Democratic congressional candidates who will face the state's voters this fall are scrambling to distance themselves from him.
Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy and state Sen. John Boccieri, who are in two of the nation's most closely watched congressional contests, were among the first to call for Attorney General Marc Dann's resignation.
On Friday, Dann admitted to an extramarital affair with an employee after an internal sexual harassment investigation against an aide threatened to reveal the relationship. The Democrat also conceded that he managed his office poorly during his first year, engaged in cronyism, and set an example that promoted the aide's harassment and threats against two 26-year-old female staffers. Read more
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#1 May 8, 2008
This guy should be in jail!
DNC Superdelegate Puts His Vote Up For Sale
Steven Ybarra Wants $20 Million For His Vote
SACRAMENTO, Calif.(CBS13) ― In this tight battle for the democratic nomination we've heard a lot about the candidates courting super-delegates.
But, one superdelegate is courting the candidates. He says he'll sell his vote for a price. A very high price:$20 million.
Sacramento superdelegate Steven Ybarra says that eight-figure price is peanuts for the presidency.
When asked whether it was right to offer what is clearly a quid pro quo?
"Yeah, absolutely. People do it all the time," answered Ybarra.
But, not like this. Not in public, and not for such big bucks.
It begs the question. Is he crazy?
"Nobody's said I'm crazy," said Ybarra.
Ybarra wants every cent of the $20 million to go toward registering and educating eligible Mexican-American voters, who he calls the key to the white house.
"And I keep asking the question of the DNC,'why won't you earmark money for these voters?' And their answer is,'oh, we can't do that' which is a lie," said Ybarra.
With the Democratic National Committee saying 'no,' Ybarra waits for a 'yes' from already cash-strapped Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
Would he accept less? How about $5 million?
"No,$5 million is nothing," said Ybarra.
It might be a moot point as neither campaign has come calling.
"No, I think most people right now are looking at this as some crazy guy in California because after all I'm from California," said Ybarra.
He thinks his own party is crazy for not aggressively pursuing the Mexican-American vote especially with such a large Mexican-American population in the southwest.
"We should kick John McCain's a** in his own hometown," said Ybarra.
This superdelegate thinks his vote would be the best 20 million a candidate could ever spend. After all he says, in 2004 John Kerry spent a billion dollars to lose.
(© MMVIII, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
#2 May 9, 2008
Disgusting. And too late anyway. Why would Obama give even one dollar towards the Mexican American vote since Latinos have overwhelmingly supported Clinton, and let's not even talk about their inherent racism. This is shakedown talk. I hope the press shames him and he loses his superdelegate position.
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