The Deal Busters

GOP chair's super slush fund helps sink arena deal

"If it had been more partisan, Mosbacher would have won," claims the chairman. "It wasn't partisan enough."

The arena fight has drained his campaign account, according to the GOP chairman, but he isn't worried. "I think it's down to about $35,000," Polland estimates. "I don't have much left, but I'll be raising money again!"

Maybe next time he'll have to tell us where all those bucks are coming from.

Brown's re-election was marred by a GOP cash infusion against his arena plan.
Steve Lowry
Brown's re-election was marred by a GOP cash infusion against his arena plan.
Polland insists his scheme to mask contributors is legit.
Polland insists his scheme to mask contributors is legit.

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