Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Has Kenosha millionaire purchased Governor Doyle?

We never knew the exact numbers, now we do. Something really fishy has being going on between Governor Jim Doyle and Kenosha millionaire Dennis Troha.

We already knew that Troha has aligned himself very nicely with the out of state Indian Tribes in order to purchase a casino in Kenosha. We also know that Troha will make millions upon millions off the development deal that he has for the Kenosha casino.

So has Troha purchased Governor Jim Doyle?

Here are the details, per AP in the Milwaukee Journal(quote highlighted in blue) and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign(quote highlighted in red)-

In an unusual twist, members of one family represent Doyle’s largest Wisconsin, as well as out-of-state contributors from 2002 through 2005. The family is leading an effort to build a controversial $800 million off-reservation gambling casino in Kenosha, a project that will eventually need a final okay from Doyle if it is approved by federal authorities.

From 2002 to 2005, gambling interests gave Doyle and the Democratic Party almost $1.3 million, while other candidates received almost nothing, an analysis done in February by the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel showed.

1. Nathan and Tina Cambio of Highland Park, Illinois, who gave Doyle $20,000 each from 2002 through 2005. Tina Cambio is the daughter of Kenosha businessman Dennis Troha (Another $80,000 came from Nathan and Tina Cambio of Highland Park, Ill., over those four years, the report said. Tina Cambio is Troha's daughter)

2. Troha, his wife and eight other family members gave $152,500, the report said.

3. Troha also gave $50,000 to the Democratic Governors Association, and three members of his family gave the state Democratic Party $25,000, the report said.

So, is it any wonder that Governor Jim Doyle vetoed legislation that would have provided legislative oversight to the Kenosha casino? Doyle had previously stated that he approved legislative oversight.

We all knew that Troha was in deep with the Democrats and Governor Jim Doyle. Today we find out the exact numbers that Jim Doyle has benefited from Dennis Troha and his family.

Edited to add: Campaign donations are not illegal. The problem is, what is Dennis Troha getting for these massive campaign donations?

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