Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Congressman Jim Renacci Announcing Run for Governor

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Congressman Jim Renacci announcing his run for Ohio governor:

“Jim Renacci represents the worst of Washington — he’s voted in lock-step with his party, and he’s been ducking town halls and avoiding the people he is supposed to represent in Congress. He’s voted for the Ryan budget, which ends Medicare as we know it. He’s voted for Trumpcare, which would blow a billion-dollar hole in the state budget and even John Kasich opposes. Ohio has the nation’s worst heroin crisis, and Renacci just voted to gut Medicaid and eliminate $115 million in public health funding for Ohio. Columbus is already dysfunctional as it is; we don’t need Renacci bringing nasty, D.C.-style obstruction to Ohio.”