Jim Renacci Announces Bid for Ohio Senate: It’s Time to ‘Put Country First’

By Charles Russell

Rep. Jim Renacci (R., Ohio) announced Thursday he would be dropping his bid for governor and to run instead for Senate against incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio).

Renacci met with officials at the White House on Wednesday following Republican Josh Mandel ending his bid against Brown due to health concerns surrounding his wife, The Hill reports. The 59-year-old announced on on AM 1420 “The Answer” in Cleveland it was time “put country first—and try to get things done in the Senate.”

“I now realize after meeting with the White House yesterday I really need to put country first and answer the call to action to serve our nation and come back to try and fight for the Trump agenda and try to get things done in the Senate,” Renacci said.

He credited Trump with encouraging him to take a shot at Brown’s Senate seat.

“When the president and the administration calls you to action, it was a pretty compelling moment for me. So this morning I announce that, after speaking to my family and my advisers and my supporters, I’ve announced that I am going to switch and answer the call of the president, help the president in his …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon