Ohio Governor Ex-Aide to be Charged:


A former aide to Ohio Governor Bob Taft (R) will be charged on three misdemeanors related to his violation of state campaign finance laws by funneling money from embattled Republican fundraiser Tom Noe to three Republican state Supreme Court candidates. The Toledo Blade reports that H. Douglas Talbott did not attend the meeting of the Ethics Commission where the commissioners voted 6-0 to refer Talbott’s violations to the Franklin County prosecutor. The governor, Bob Taft, has already pleaded guilty to his actions involving Tom Noe.