Jim Renacci tried to avoid paying taxes on nearly $14 million that he made.
The congressional contest between Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton and Republican Rep. Jim Renacci is among the nation's most costly and hard-fought races, and has also devolved into one of the nastiest.
After Renacci placed ads accusing Sutton of "voting to raise taxes on just about everyone," Sutton fired back with an ad that claims Renacci supports tax breaks for millionaires like himself and "tried to avoid paying taxes on nearly $14 million that he made."
"We play by the rules but Renacci thinks he's above them," says a male blue collar worker shown in Sutton's ad.
Reams of legal documents show that Renacci battled with the state over trust income from an S corporation, trying to avoid paying taxes on the $13.7 million at issue in the case.
On the Truth-O-Meter, Sutton's claim rates True.