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Accession Number 2012.001
Catalog Number 2012.001.020
Object Name Button, Political
Title Invest in old coins and bankrupt the State! Thank you Gov. Taft
Description Navy blue background with white "$$$ (dollar signs)" around the top 3/4 of perimeter. In white letters it states: "Invest / in old coins / and / bankrupt the / State! / Thank you Gov. Taft"
Year Range from 2005
Year Range to 2006
Dimensions Dia-2.25 inches
Notes Democrats used this button to ridicule Republican governor Bob Taft during the coingate scandal. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) invested hundreds of millions of dollars in high-risk or unconventional investment vehicles run by people closely connected to the Ohio Republican Party who had made large campaign contributions to many senior Republican party officials.
People Taft, Bob, 1942-
Material Metal
Provenance Bill Cohen, a long-time Ohio Statehouse News Bureau reporter, donated a collection of political memorabilia and ephemera to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board in 2012.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Subjects Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political corruption
Political opposition
Collection Bill Cohen Collection