Rep. Jim Renacci, the Republican running for U.S. Senate in Ohio, has been flying around the state in a plane owned by a man who owns two Cleveland strip clubs, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The Dispatch reports in part:
A man who owns strip clubs in Cleveland has flown Republican Senate nominee Jim Renacci to more than a dozen campaign events since July, including one Tuesday after the congressman from the Akron area skipped two roll-call votes to campaign in Ohio.
Renacci said he paid a total of about $2,500 between January and June for the trips provided by Don Ksiezyk, who owns the Peek-A-Boos and the Bug-A-Boos clubs in Cleveland, according to campaign-finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Renacci, a four-term congressman from Wadsworth, is challenging U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in November.
Ksiezyk, a licensed pilot who lives not far from the Weltzien Skypark in Renacci’s hometown, appears to have flown him to destinations across the state since at least February in a plane registered to his now-defunct company American Nightlife Magazine.
That Renacci has a private pilot flying him across Ohio is in itself a bit of an anomaly, although it’s legal: Candidates have generally opted to drive or on occasion fly commercially.
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