Former Rep. Renacci to Challenge Ohio’s DeWine for Governor

Former Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) on Wednesday announced that he will challenge Gov. Mike DeWine in next year’s Republican primary. Renacci, a former four-term congressman from northeast Ohio who served in Congress from 2011 to 2019, announced that he was running on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 radio station. “Ohioans can’t afford four more years of Mike DeWine as their governor,” the businessman and former Wadsworth mayor charged in his announcement. “We have seen what failed leadership can do to a once prosperous state. DeWine’s tenure as governor will be defined as the worst period in Ohio’s long and rich history,” the 62-year-old said. “Corruption, indictments, low job creation, shutdowns, rampant crime, and more scandals—that is DeWine’s legacy.” In a campaign video, Renacci called DeWine “a career politician” and accused the governor of being “more interested in being the Andrew Cuomo of Ohio rather than actually helping everyday Ohioans.” “COVID happened and …

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