Insurance payment absent after OH treasurer crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Associated Press review of campaign finance filings has found Ohio Republican Josh Mandel’s campaign committee has yet to report receiving an insurance check for a vehicle disabled in a March wreck.

The absence of a reported payment months after the accident adds to questions surrounding the crash. It involved a vehicle owned by Mandel’s 2012 U.S. Senate campaign months after he’d lost the election. His state treasurer campaign waited until June 30 to make a rental payment.

A campaign representative couldn’t immediately provide the status of any insurance claim.

The State Highway Patrol reported the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was disabled in the March 5 accident near Toledo. Mandel’s campaign has said it was totaled.

Campaign finance filings through June 30 contain no insurance reimbursement.

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