Blackwell a day late paying property taxes in ’05
Delay cost gubernatorial candidate $260.15 penalty
By JIM TANKERSLEY
BLADE POLITICS WRITER
Ken Blackwell was a day late paying his property taxes last year, which left him short about $260. Hamilton County records show Mr. Blackwell, the secretary of state and Republican candidate for governor, missed a June 20, 2005, deadline to make a $5,203.05 property tax payment on his Cincinnati condominium. He paid on June 21.
“I guess the secret’s out why Ken Blackwell refuses to release his personal tax information,” Mr. Redfern said. Added Mr. Dailey: “This certainly raises the question of whether this is the kind of thing [Mr. Blackwell] is trying to hide from voters.”
Mr. LoParo said Democrats were trying to distract voters from weightier topics. “It seems that the Strickland campaign doesn’t have any substantive proposals to move the state forward,” he said, “so they nitpick and make something out of a nonissue.”
My favorite part of this article is that last paragraph. Pretty hilarious. As if no one in the GOP has ever made anything out of nonissues (Flag Burning, Video Games, Gay Marriage, etc, etc, etc)… :roll: