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When President Trump visited Ohio this week, he had a message for the GOP Senate candidate Rep. Jim Renacci.

"Jim, get in there and fight — we need you, we need you," Trump told the crowd.

A few weeks ago, White House staff personally intervened to persuade Renacci, who had been running for governor, to switch over to the Senate race to take on Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. That is because GOP front-runner Josh Mandel dropped out last month, saying his wife is dealing with health problems. The move set off a scramble since the filing deadline was this past Wednesday.

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President Donald Trump came to the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash on Monday to tout the Republican tax reform bill he signed into law and boast that it is already paying dividends for American workers and companies.

Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator has once again endorsed a candidate in this year’s race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown. With his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, Portman sides with his colleague over an outsider.

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As recently as six weeks ago, Rep. Jim Renacci, the Republican from Wadsworth in Northeast Ohio, was gung-ho about running for governor of the state of Ohio, making speeches about how an "outsider" like him could come in and fix what's broken in Columbus.

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Despite another effort to draft "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance to run for U.S. Senate, Vance announced Friday that people should "count me out of politics for now."

Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci
Mark Duncan / Associated Press

After the departure of Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel from the U.S. Senate primary, Rep. Jim Renacci announced Thursday that he would launch his own bid for Congress.

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Republicans inside and outside Ohio are pushing their favorite candidates to jump into the U.S. Senate race to challenge incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown.

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Now that Treasurer Josh Mandel has announced he’s out of the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, there are lots of questions about who might want to take his place.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

As the year comes to a close, candidates are already lining up for next year’s Congressional races – with the seats of both U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci up for grabs.

Mark Arehart / WKSU

It was a chilly winter day in North Akron, just a few blocks from the Sand Run Metro Park. Out in a straight line, heading just 4 miles southwest from this spot, you could travel through all four of Summit County’s Congressional districts.

Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci
Mark Duncan / Associated Press

We're not here to say that the pairing of U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and Cincinnati council member Amy Murray is not going to work.  

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Republican Cincinnati council member Amy Murray is teaming up with gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci as his running mate.

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
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Hours after Republicans Mike DeWine and Jon Husted announced they were forming an Ohio political superteam of sorts and would run for governor on the same ticket, their opponents painted themselves as outsiders and vowed to stay in the race.

Two Republicans who were running against each other to become Ohio's next governor have decided to team up instead.

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The already-large field of candidates running for Ohio governor next year could soon grow even more. Former Ohio attorney general and Grove City native Richard Cordray said on Wednesday that he's leaving the top post at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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