Donald Trump Jr. will return to Ohio on Sept. 13 to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH-16).
Renacci’s campaign made the announcement late Tuesday night in an exclusive to The Ohio Star.
President Trump’s son will host a fundraiser for Renacci in Columbus. This is the second time Donald Trump Jr. has come to Ohio to campaign for Renacci. He hosted a fundraiser for him June 4 in Cincinnati.
Renacci’s opponent is incumbent U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
The June fundraiser was held at Queen City Club, WCPO said. In late April, Renacci received a Twitter endorsement from the president.
The president wrote, “.@JimRenacci has worked so hard on Tax Reductions, Illegal Immigration, the Border and Crime. I need Jim very badly to help our agenda and to keep MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! He will be a fantastic Senator for the Great State of Ohio, and has my full endorsement!” The tweet is available here.
Renacci acknowledged to The Star that the Trump family and Vice President Mike Pence have supported his candidacy.
“President Trump, Vice President Pence and the Trump family have been dedicated to helping our campaign defeat liberal career politician Sherrod Brown,” said Renacci. “Don has already proven to be a valuable supporter here in Ohio and I am pleased to welcome him back to the Buckeye State.”
President Trump was in Ohio last month to host a fundraiser for Renacci’s campaign in Columbus. The previous week, Pence hosted a fundraiser for Renacci’s campaign in Toledo.
Renacci stands in stark contrast to Brown in supporting Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Brown has joined the extreme elements of his party in opposing Kavanaugh even before his confirmation hearings began Tuesday. Brown said he would vote against the judge, while Renacci has praised his legal record.
Renacci was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant and founded LTC Management Services, a managed nursing facility operator, according to his House biography. He has worked as a volunteer firefighter, served on the City of Wadsworth’s Planning Commission and was the mayor.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.