• From the Associated Press
HARRISBURG, PA -- A company that won a contract to supply state-controlled wine vending machines at no cost to the state has two investors who have given more than $400,000 combined to Gov. Ed Rendell's campaigns for governor, a Pittsburgh television station reported.
WTAE-TV reported Thursday that the two investors in Simple Brands LP are Ira Lubert and Herbert Vederman.
Vederman was Rendell's campaign finance chairman, while Lubert is an investor in two licensed slot-machine casino projects, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and the Valley Forge Convention Center.
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