- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio congressman’s re-election campaign has been ordered by the Federal Election Commission to pay a $5,425 fine for failing to promptly report several donations it received before last year’s primary and general elections.

The campaign finance agency says Rep. Jim Renacci’s (reh-NAY’-sees) campaign did not immediately tell the agency about 22 donations that totaled $33,500, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (https://bit.ly/1J5pBOW ).

The donations came from mostly political action committees.

Federal law gives congressional campaigns 48 hours to let the FEC know about donations of $1,000 or more that arrive in a period after they have filed pre-election disclosure reports.

A campaign spokeswoman says the fine was due to “an administrative error.” Renacci was re-elected.

FEC records show that the campaign paid the fine on April 29.

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Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com


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