(Columbus, OH) The Ohio Elections Commission on Thursday reprimanded US Rep. Jean Schmidt for claims last year on her Web site that she possessed two college degrees when she had only earned one.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a letter citing the campaign's "reckless disregard for truth" was to be sent by the commission to Schmidt, her campaign and her husband, Peter, who acted as committee treasurer.
The ruling arrived five days before Schmidt faces former US Rep. Bob McEwen in a contest for the GOP nomination to represent Ohio's 2nd District Congress.
Schmidt went to Congress last year in a special election to replace Rob Portman, tapped by President Bush to become US trade representative before recently being named to head the White House budget office.
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