Jim Renacci Leaves Governor Race To Launch US Senate Bid Instead

Congressman Jim Renacci

James B. Renacci is reportedly considering dropping his bid for governor to run for Senate and as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has attempted to recruit venture capitalist and "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance.

Renacci entered the race for governor in March of previous year and while competitive in early fundraising numbers with Mike DeWine and Jon Husted, it was money he had primarily lent to his campaign. The businessman and former Wadsworth mayor earlier said he'd make that move if encouraged to by President Donald Trump, who carried the swing state in 2016.

"If the President of the United States reaches out and contacts me and asks to me to jump in that race, I would consider it only at that point", Renacci said.

The Washington Examiner reported that Tressel is being floated after state Treasurer Josh Mandel dropped out of the race, citing his wife's health. Sherrod Brown in the November election. While my strong distaste for Washington and the political establishment is as fervent as ever, so too is my commitment to advancing the President's agenda for a stronger and more prosperous America. And for that reason I've agreed to answer the call to service and enter the race for United States Senate.

He said his running mate candidate, Amy Murray of Cincinnati, would serve as his statewide campaign chairman. "He brings nothing to the table but a record of giving away tax breaks to multi-millionaires like himself, while making OH families pay more for their healthcare and empowering corporations to send good OH jobs overseas", Strassberger said.

Mike Biundo, a consultant for Gibbons, said Gibbons was committed to the race and had done more to support Trump than any other potential candidate. The factors discussed were Mr. Renacci's strengths as a candidate and his strong support for the President's agenda in Congress. "Voters want a true outsider in the race and are exhausted of career politicians who are always interested in their next job. The fact remains that Mike Gibbons is far better positioned to defeat Sherrod Brown than any member of Congress".

Renacci could officially announce his plans as soon as Wednesday night or Thursday morning, the Republicans familiar with his plans said.

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