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Renacci fined by Federal Elections Commission
Congressman call its a clerical error.
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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Mark Urycki
 
Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth)
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The Federal Election Commission has fined Republican Congressman Jim Renacci 97-hundred dollars for not reporting a donation he made to his own campaign in 2012. The F-E-C voted unanimously to issue the fine in November but just announced it days ago.  

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Renacci was in one of the toughest fought congressional races in the country as he faced another incumbent, Democrat Betty Sutton, in the newly drawn 16th district.  Almost 7 million dollars of outside spending came to Ohio to help the two candidates. 

But it’s 96 thousand dollars that Renacci loaned to his own campaign that the FEC had a problem with.  Renacci made the loan just a week before the election, but failed to report it.

His attorney argued the campaign was simply paying off older loans and the funds were not actually received by the 2012 campaign.

The commission didn’t buy it.  The Renacci office issued a statement this week calling it a clerical mistake and said ”This was a minor administrative error tied to a loan from the candidate that our campaign reported to the FEC but which was accidentally omitted on one of the hundreds of pages we file throughout the course of the year. “ 

Also during the 2012 campaign Renacci gave back almost 100 thousand dollars in donations from employees of Suarez Corporation Industries. Employees of Suarez Corporation Industries ostensibly made the donations but two months after the press reported that the FBI was investigating Renacci returned the money.  

Company owner Benjamin Suarez is now facing federal charges of making illegal donations and is set to stand trial in June. 

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