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OH: Federal Inquiry Of Dem Leaders In Cuyahoga County

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The NYTimes (I know don’t laugh) had a great read on Federal Investigation in Cuyahoga County hurting Obama

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/us/politics/10cleveland.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin

Here is some aspect to the article:

On July 28, F.B.I. and I.R.S. agents raided the homes and offices of Mr. Dimora and Frank Russo, a Democrat who is the county auditor, an elected position. The offices of several construction companies and a consulting business owned by Mr. Russo’s son were also searched.

Federal investigators sought documents regarding public construction projects, including a county administration building and a new juvenile court and jail, according to a federal search warrant released by James McCafferty, the Cuyahoga County administrator.

Agents also sought information about home remodeling projects at Mr. Dimora’s and Mr. Russo’s houses, county government hiring practices and “Cuyahoga County employees working on political party business during normal business hours,” the search warrant said.

“This investigation could hamper voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in the fall campaign because typically local parties are instrumental to those efforts,” said John C. Green, a political science professor at the University of Akron. “Cuyahoga County is a very important element in the Democratic effort nationwide.”

I find this article fascinating and this could be very good news for McCain!

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