The Nasty Gubernatorial Race is About to Get a Whole Lot Nastier
December 2, 2021
Columbus, OH — Today, Republican gubernatorial challenger Jim Renacci selected Joe Knopp (?) to be his running mate, setting up an even nastier primary as Knopp introduced himself to Ohio by going on the attack against Mike DeWine and Jon Husted. DeWine and Husted are already underwater with Republican voters and a nasty primary in which they face more attacks from the right are only going to continue to further sink their numbers among Republicans, putting their ability to survive a primary further in question.
“It says a lot about Mike DeWine and Jon Husted that they’re so unpalatable to Ohio voters that even Jim Renacci and a guy none of us have ever heard of have a real shot in the Republican primary for governor. While Republicans will be busy duking it out over who cares less about the health and safety of Ohioans, Democrats will be traveling across the state to share our vision of putting working families first and showing voters we’re on their side,” said Matt Keyes, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.