COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Secretary of State’s office says a Republican challenging Gov. Mike DeWine must refund $100,000 in campaign contributions.
The office says the money collected by political newcomer Joe Blystone violated limits on cash donations and bans on corporate contributions.
The central Ohio farmer has until Friday to respond to the violations.
A message seeking comment was left with the Blystone campaign on Wednesday.
The secretary of state’s office says a review of Blystone’s campaign finance reports from 2021 also found missing information about donors and missing or vague details about expenditures and contributors.