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Many Ohio lawmakers use campaign cash legally for Buckeyes tickets

Updated: August 1, 2008, 9:31 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio elected officials have spent more than $400,000 on Buckeyes football tickets since 1996, purchasing hundreds of seats each year through their campaign funds, state records show.

For the upcoming 2008 season, 773 season tickets have been purchased by public officials at the state, county and local levels, according to university data. Most of those were bought by state lawmakers, all 132 of whom are offered four apiece.

"We look at ourselves as a statewide institution," ...

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