Mandel, Renacci 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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David December 26, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Ah, I see - you're one of those who won't accept the fact that not only did Gore want only liberal precincts recounted, but every recount conducted afterward showed that Bush actually did win the election in Florida and the nation...but go ahead and live in your special little world of stolen elections. Illegal war - you mean the one the house and senate voted for? That illegal war? Shall I assume you're also one that doesn't believe the WMD existed (even though I personally know two people who were there and both stated they did exist and one even moved some?)? As to the Cheney thing - from what I remember there was no "cover up". He freely admitted what took place - again, don't know what world you are in on that one. You have no idea what destruction is if you're supporting "the black guy". Why bring race in to it? Again, you're little world is special to you. I can see you buy in to the lefty liberal medial spin and I see no reason to carry on any more conversation with you on this topic since you're coming from a fantasy world so don't bother responding as I won't read any further.
Hugh Hendry December 26, 2012 at 03:51 PM
David - your response is typical GOP - when it gets too truthful you run, hide and close off any further discourse. I assume out of curiosity you will check to see if I responded. BTW Romey/Rove raised the "race" issue the very night of the election, again too bad conservatives embrace the convenient truth while rejecting all that is unpleasant.
Victor Mooney December 26, 2012 at 06:42 PM
It appears Liberal/Left just cannot accept the reality of being on the wrong side of every issue the majority of Americans voted for and got THEIR (the RIGHT candidates) elected. There is no spin the LEFT can come up with that will not justify the NRA's position of backing the manufacture and selling of assault rifles and they cannot speak without trying to shift the blame from their own failed policies , and the attempt to push their own agenda on the backs of the killing of 20 innocent kids! Good luck with all the pitiful cover up attempts.
Ken Prince December 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
A side bar to this whole "Big Evil NRA" story is their call for armed security in every school. Naturally the lefts fear of firearms, even in the hands of trained professionals, has and will continue to raise all kinds of protest to this idea. However, I think people in general should also be aware that the school President Obama sends his girls to has 11 armed security guards on staff. Ok, even my knee jerk reaction was, "of course they do, they have the protection of the Secret Service ", but it turns out that this has been their normal security staff even before the Obama girls became students there. In fact they are actively advertising for another guard position, bringing their total amount of security guards carrying those big bad evil guns to 12. How can anyone argue with the position that "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun" ? Apparently the president agrees. My only question is, in today's climate of school budget cuts and crunches, How do we pay for it? I have my ideas, but I'd be interested to see what other people have to say.
Victor Mooney December 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Question: If the Pilots had been armed on the 911 airliners, , do you think those highjackers would have been able to take control? Question: If a teacher or principal had pulled a concealed gun and started firing on the killer at Sandy Hook, do you think 30 odd people would have died? There would be no cost---there would be no trouble finding a Teacher, Administrator, Etc--who would gladly assume the responsibillity of protecting himself and others--- I would bet some already have CCW permits---Victor P. S. the above two questions are taken from the Columbus Dispatch [December 27th.


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