OH Treasurer: SUV from US Senate bid used legally

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) says his team followed all campaign finance laws regarding a vehicle from his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign that was still in use when it was involved in a March crash.

Mandel said at a Tuesday event that both the letter and the spirit of the law were followed.

The March crash, on I-75 near Toledo, came months after Mandel lost his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Federal campaign finance law prohibited using the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee to campaign for another office or for personal purposes.

Mandel’s state treasurer campaign wrote a check renting the vehicle June 30, months after it was totaled. Mandel, a Republican, says he doesn’t know if an insurance claim was filed. No insurance settlement has been reported.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s