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AP: Renacci Failed To Repay Strip Club Owner For Campaign Trips On His Plane

Oct 19, 2018

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Ohio Republican Congressman and U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Renacci traveled repeatedly aboard a Cleveland strip-club owner's private plane during his run for governor without properly reporting the costs. 

An Associated Press review identifies a dozen instances when Renacci was shuttled to gubernatorial campaign events by businessman Don Ksiezyk without reimbursing him for travel costs. Renacci first reported specific payments to Ksiezyk in conjunction with Senate campaign travel. A spokesperson says Renacci paid fuel and maintenance costs for the earlier Ksiezyk flights. She said that was permissible. Campaign finance experts say the value of travel itself must be reported separately.