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Here's what you have to do sometimes when you are covering politics.

You have to drag yourself to some boring old parlor at a downtown hotel early on a Tuesday morning so you can witness a politician – in this case, GOP Senate candidate Jim Renacci – sign his name to two big pieces of cardboard.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci held a press conference and mini-rally of supporters at a downtown Cincinnati hotel Tuesday morning where he tried a ploy that was used against his Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown six years ago.

President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rennaci.
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President Trump is likely to have a big impact on Ohio’s U.S. Senate race this fall  – for better and worse.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
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A new statewide poll shows the Ohio governor’s race is a toss-up right now.

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Many general election contests start out with TV ads that make you feel warm and fuzzy. Bluebirds chirping in the trees. The candidate, rolling around the front yard, playing with the family dog, the grandkids or both.

Screenshot from the first ad by Jim Renacci, responding to an earlier ad by Sherrod Brown.
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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is firing back at an ad from the Democratic incumbent with an ad of his own. This campaign was expected to be expensive, and now it’s certain to be nasty as well.

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Some 1.3 million retired unionized workers are facing a growing crisis surrounding underfunded pensions. With 60,000 of those workers in Ohio, it’s sure to be an issue in this year’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

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Ohio’s Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown opened his fall re-election bid Friday with an attack against his Republican rival, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, over the Congressman's period as a registered lobbyist.

Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown
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U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown are preparing for a November showdown.

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Though he’s only made three actual trips to Ohio this year, it seemed like President Trump was around a lot this primary season.

Jim Renacci speaks after his Ohio Primary win in the Republican U.S. Senate race
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Ohio’s U.S. Senate race this fall is expected to be one of the most expensive in the country and to have Donald Trump’s name all over it. As soon as Republican Congressman Jim Renacci was declared the winner of the GOP nomination last night, the battle against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown began.

Over the weekend, President Trump made his second visit to Northeast Ohio in less than two months. While in Cleveland, he met with Republican donors, talked about tax cuts passed last year, and endorsed Republican Senate hopeful Jim Renacci.

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Which Republican candidate supports President Trump more? An Ohio candidate for U.S. Senate is suing to settle that question, just days before the May 8 primary.

A rare 16th Congressional District Republican debate last night revealed little difference on the issues between the two front runners. But attitude was a different matter. The third candidate on the stage stood apart on both issues and attitude.

There are ten weeks till the May primary and while the Ohio Republican Party has already voted to endorse Jim Renacci as their U.S. Senate nominee, there are other candidates – including Melissa Ackison, who says she’s a political outsider. 

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