JON SALISBURY: Politics and toys

Katie Roberts

By Katie Roberts

March 17th 2011 at 11:34AM
JON SALISBURY: Politics and toys

Industry veteran looks at the recent link between toys and politics in the US.

Politics and toys. Never the twain, eh? Well, that all might be about to change if former Hasbro CEO Alan Hassenfeld makes a run for US Senate in his home state of Rhode Island in 2012.

Not that he will be putting toys at the top of his legislative agenda. Hassenfeld said he’s been talking with those close to him and wants to consider how he can best help the state. Recently, he gave $10,000 to Rhode Island’s Moderate Party. Hassenfeld says he wishes the congressional delegation spent more time on the state’s problems.

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