Ohio Democrats have filed a lawsuit against Gov. John Kasich seeking access to public schedules they allege could show he's misusing state time to campaign for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.
The lawsuit came Tuesday, the same day Kasich was appearing with Romney and running mate Paul Ryan on a campaign swing through the battleground state.
The action filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court charges Kasich with violating state public records law by failing to produce copies of his public schedules. Ohio Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern says the party's request has been pending for 42 days.
Kasich's office was unable to provide immediate comment.
In 2008, then-Gov. Ted Strickland campaigned for two Democratic presidential contenders, first Hillary Rodham Clinton and then Barack Obama, during Ohio campaign swings.
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