- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than half of the money raised last year for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld by a super political action committee came from his father and a campaign aide’s family, according to federal reports.

The New Leadership for Ohio super PAC promoting Sittenfeld’s campaign raised $735,001 as of Dec. 31, according to newly released Federal Election Commission filings. Of that, $100,000 came from the Cincinnati city councilman’s father and another $325,000 came from the family of his deputy campaign manager, Walter Schiff, Cleveland.com reported (https://bit.ly/1NSmckP).

Cincinnati developer Shree Kulkarni also donated $2,500 to the super PAC, according to the filings. He previously gave $1,100 to Sittenfeld’s 2013 council campaign.

More than 95 percent of the money donated to the super PAC as of Dec. 31 came from Cincinnati-area donors, with only one Ohio donor from outside the southwestern part of the state, the records show.

Sittenfeld is seeking the Democratic nomination over former Gov. Ted Strickland in the March primary. The super PAC is launching a $700,000 ad campaign on Sittenfeld’s behalf ahead of the March primary.

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Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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