A Timeline Of Congressman Jim Renacci and Ben Suarez’s Long Relationship: November 2010
August 15, 2018
In the weeks since the Associated Press first reported on convicted felon Ben Suarez’s new “retribution campaign” boosting Congressman Jim Renacci’s Senate bid, a number of previously unreported details about Renacci and Suarez’s relationship have come to light. There’s a lot to keep track of in this unsavory duo’s long history together, so today, we’re launching a timeline of key dates in this shady saga – from the $100,000 in illegal campaign contributions that Renacci received, to the federal investigation into those contributions, to the conviction that landed Suarez in prison.
Let’s start in November 2010, with what would turn out to be the first of many phone calls between Renacci and Suarez.
From the Dayton Daily News:
“Telephone logs captured by federal investigators in that case show Renacci and Suarez exchanged more than 40 calls between November 2010 and May 2012.”
Be sure to follow along in the coming days for more on Congressman Renacci’s shady record.
- Associated Press: Convicted Republican businessman’s company targets Democrats
- Cleveland.com: Convicted businessman Ben Suarez confirms retribution campaign targeting Democrats
- Dayton Daily News: Canton businessman and ex-convict seeks to help Renacci in Senate race
- Cleveland.com: For Senate hopeful Jim Renacci, Ben Suarez is baggage that will not go away, nor should it: Brent Larkin
- Cleveland.com: Did Jim Renacci fall into the Washington swamp?
- Toledo Blade: Renacci says connection to felon Ben Suarez is ‘old news’