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VOTERS BARK ALONG WITH SEN. KOHL ON BIG DOG'S DEMANDS
Published October 19, 1994
Bucks Owner Herb Kohl, currently running for re-election to the Senate, is "far from hurting" politically for the team's failure to sign Glenn Robinson. In fact, he is receiving praise on the campaign trail for holding the line on Robinson's contract demand. Kohl: "Everywhere I go, people talk about it. $100 million! That number just blows everyone's mind." Robinson is reportedly seeking a 13-year $100M contract, while the Bucks' offer is closer to $60M. But Kohl, who leads in the polls, "denies there is any politics involved in his handling of the talks": "If they thought I was monkeying around with Robinson to influence the election, the people at the Bucks would kill me." But the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL's Craig Gilbert notes, "At the same time, it certainly isn't hurting (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL, 10/18).