Senate Candidate In Ohio Flies On Strip-Club Owner’s Plane

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Campaign-finance reports show a Republican Senate candidate in Ohio has used a strip-club owner’s private plane to fly to campaign events.

The Columbus Dispatch reports U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci paid Don Ksiezyk about $2,500 for flights between January and June.

Ksiezyk owns Peek-A-Boos and Bug-A-Boos in Cleveland and is a pilot. Records show he flew Renacci to appearances in Cincinnati, Toledo and Lima in a plane registered to his now-defunct company, American Nightlife Magazine.

Renacci’s campaign spokeswoman said the newspaper “hit a new low by publicly shaming a private citizen” and declined to discuss the flights. The newspaper reported Ksiezyk didn’t respond to emails and calls. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach Ksiezyk also were unsuccessful.

Renacci is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.