The Columbus Dispatch: Opinion: Mike DeWine must come clean and return ‘tainted money’


This guest column was submitted by Jim Renacci, a Mike DeWine challenger in the 2020 Ohio governor race.

Ohio now ranks No. 1 in corruption.

This ranking has occurred under Gov. Mike DeWine’s watch. What did DeWine know about the nuclear plant bailout scheme, and when did he know it?

According to "What do I know? I'm just a lobbyist," a just-released book by now deceased lobbyist Neil Clark, DeWine knows plenty about the largest bribery scandal in American history.

In fact, the book alleges that a lobbyist who has already pled guilty to charges related to the scheme said that DeWine agreed to support legislation for the company in exchange for a $5 million contribution to benefit his campaign…

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