Les Wexner renounces Republican Party affiliation after Obama stops in Columbus
Suzanne Goldsmith, Senior Editor, Columbus Monthly
Sep 15, 2018 at 12:01 AM
After former Democratic President Barack Obama made a quiet stop in Columbus on Thursday night, the wealthiest Republican supporter in the state told a small audience at a Downtown event that he is fed up and has quit the Republican Party.
“I just decided I’m no longer a Republican,” said L Brands CEO Leslie H. Wexner, speaking during a panel discussion about civility at Miranova’s Ivory Room billed as a “Columbus Partnership and YPO Leadership Summit.”
“I’m an independent,” he said. “I won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party. I’ve been a Republican since college, joined the Young Republican Club at Ohio State.
Biggest donor, billionaire in Ohio, one takes the good and the bad in posting news.
Now, it comes out, L Brands which Wexner owns, in turn owns Victoria’s Secret. So, that would give some mixed emotions. Not a deal-breaker with me, not a positive either.