Campaign finance reports and congressional lobbyist filings reviewed by the Associated Press show Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci failed to disclose nearly 50 thousand dollars in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist starting in the late 2000s.
The AP identified five reporting periods when Renacci either failed to file the required lobbyist disclosure form or reported giving no political contributions when he had given. His U.S. Senate campaign says he never lobbied. It says he wasn't subject to disclosure requirements after becoming inactive in 2009. Records show Renacci's lobbyist registration was terminated in May 2011, four months after he entered Congress.