Mother Jones takes Mike and Lori Turner out to the woodshed

I wish I could find the full story online- but Mike Bock over at DaytonOS has a summary posted of some of the findings about Mike “I’m entitled” Turner and his wife Lori “I’m a great businesswoman” Turner and their pattern of abuse of his office and end-runs around campaign finance law.

For Congressman Mike Turner, “Pork Has Been a Family Affair” — Mother Jones

August 15, 2008

The latest issue of Mother Jones tells that Congressman Mike Turner “has declared himself to be a pork buster” and that he is sponsoring legislation to prohibit House and Senate members from using earmarks as a “backdoor” means to get funding for local projects. But, the magazine reports, “For Turner, pork has been a family affair. Since 2004, Turner has requested millions in earmarks for a local organization that later hired his wife, and a highway project that would benefit one of her business partners.” Excerpts from the article:

For Congressman Mike Turner, “Pork Has Been a Family Affair” — Mother Jones : DaytonOS.

Mother Jones called me to ask about the Austin Road interchange debacle- I steered them to people who had done much more digging. Unfortunately- you won’t be seeing this reported in the Dayton Daily Newsless.

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4 Responses

  1. Jeff August 16, 2008 / 12:39 am
    It looks really juicy, well beyond what I dug up on my own, just based on what Bock posted. Hopefully this is in the print edition because I couldn’t find it online.

    Laughable to think Turner is touting himself as a pork buster.

    (and a real pie in the face for the DDN, too)

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  2. Jeff August 19, 2008 / 7:39 pm
    It turns out this is going to be in the September issue.

    I know Borders & Barnes & Noble carry Mother Jones, but does anyone actually read it in this town?

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  3. David Esrati August 19, 2008 / 8:00 pm

    I was at Books and Company today at the Greene- no Mother Jones.
    Online- the Sept. issue doesn’t have it in there.
    Hunter gets it at home- hasn’t found it yet.

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  4. Gene August 20, 2008 / 8:37 am
    David went to the Greene??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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