Two months ago Portage County Republican Party Chairman Andrew Manning asked the FBI to look into allegations that Manning had been asked to withdraw as a candidate for the state Central Committee race and in return he would be given influence over state government appointments. Mannings attorney just confirmed that the FBI is looking into the charges. In an email received minutes ago, Attorney David R. Langdon released this statement on behalf of Manning: FBI agents interviewed Andrew Manning last week. He answered questions about the statements in his affidavit, which he sent to the Justice Department in March of this year, that top allies of Gov. John Kasich offered him special influence over gubernatorial appointments if he agreed not to run for the state GOP central committee. He will have no further comment until the investigation has concluded. Wisconsin governor's people being investigated and walker has a fund to lawyer up, no kasich being investigated by the FBI. Two states trying to break unions and this is the result.