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Wexner Says He's No Longer A Republican

Sep 23, 2018

Les Wexner
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Local billionaire Les Wexner says he is no longer a Republican. 

The CEO and founder of L Brands said at a September 13 gathering on civility that he's become an independent and "won't support this nonsense in the Republican Party." One of the country's top political donors, Wexner said he'd been a Republican since his college days. Wexner proclaimed last year he'd "just had it" after Republican President Trump said there was blame on "both sides" for deadly violence at an August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He vowed to demand civility from politicians seeking his support. Wexner's decision followed a stop in Columbus by former Democratic President Obama.