A Timeline Of Congressman Jim Renacci and Ben Suarez’s Long Relationship: March 30 & 31, 2011
August 17, 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. This week, we launched 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.
Today is dedicated to March 30th and 31st, the days after Congressman Renacci wrote a letter to Governor John Kasich on Suarez’s behalf.
From Cleveland.com’s “For Senate hopeful Jim Renacci, Ben Suarez is baggage that will not go away, nor should it”:
“Renacci’s letter proved profitable. Days later, checks from Suarez employees were headed to the congressman’s campaign treasury, eventually totaling a reported $100,000.”
As Cleveland.com also reported, court documents from Suarez’s trial show “telephone calls between Renacci and Suarez in the week before the tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions began to arrive.”
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
- Toledo Blade: Renacci says connection to felon Ben Suarez is ‘old news’