Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald called on Governor Kasich today to disclose any involvement he or his political appointees had in the decision of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to invest $50 million in a Wisconsin real estate fund run by a major Republican campaign donor, Jon Hammes.
Only four other states invested in the Wisconsin fund, all of which have Republican Governors. The $50 investment was the maximum BWC can invest. Hammes gave or bundled hundreds of thousands for the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Governor Kasich appointed the BWC’s Board of Directors.