Renacci, Mandel Accepted Thousands from NRA in 2012 Campaign Contributions

Open Secrets published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes Steven LaTourette, John Boehner.

Ohio Republicans Josh Mandel and Jim Renacci accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. 

The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the Center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center got its data from the Federal Election Commission. 

In the top five for 2012 were Ohio Treasurer Mandel, who accepted $9,450, and U.S. Rep. Renacci, who accepted $9,900, according to the report. Mandel made an unsuccessfu bid to challenge incumbent Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate this year. 

Fifteen Ohio lawmakers accepted $1,000 or more from the NRA, according to the report. That list included House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, ($2,500) and former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, ($3,000).

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Jerry Smith December 23, 2012 at 01:24 AM
People like the ilk of thou that wrote this worthless article don't have a clue. It was because of guns that she is able to write the drivel she does. It was because of guns she is able to got to the poles and vote. It was because of guns.
Bahz Ooka December 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM
I'm old and afraid of my shadow. Does anyone know how I can join the NRA? I'm hoping they can teach me how to carry five assault rifles at a time while screaming like a pre-teen about My God Given Rights.
Jerry Smith December 24, 2012 at 04:37 AM
You are apparently stupid to go along with old.
Weeak Urgument December 24, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Any time I find myself in an indefensible position, I just have to blame some random happening on Obama or "the libs" and then I feel much better.
Jeff Mittiga December 24, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Renacci needs to wake up and smell the coffee. He should return all campaign contributions from the NRA so that there is no perception of a conflict of interest when he is considering gun control legislation that will be forthcoming in 2013.


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