The Blade of Toledo reported the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s investment came in November. No money’s yet been disbursed.
It will go to the $450 million Hammes Partners II fund headed by former health-care consultant Jon D. Hammes, a major contributor to George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney.
The newspaper reported the investment bears reminders of the scandal-producing bureau investment into rare coins and collectibles overseen by another Bush bundler, Tom Noe. Unlike Noe, though, Hammes reports no state-level political donations.
Bureau spokeswoman Melissa Vince said Hammes’ political giving didn’t influence the investment decision.