Ohio farmers voting for a U.S. Senator in November have a choice between a Congressman who has consistently supported them or a “liberal career politician” who has consistently voted against their interests, one candidate says.
U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) is running for the Senate seat currently held by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
Renacci held a roundtable Sunday in Ashtabula County to talk about trade and the issues facing Ohio farmers. With more than 40 attendees, the event allowed Renacci to hear firsthand how farmers are being affected by tariffs and regulations coming out of Washington. The event was hosted by Jeff Magyar and was also attended by U.S. Representative Dave Joyce (OH-14).
More information on the roundtable is available on Twitter:
— Jim Renacci (@JimRenacci) September 2, 2018
“I want to thank Jeff Magyar, Dave Joyce and of the people who came out on Sunday to talk to me,” said Renacci in a press release. “It was a really productive conversation about the issues Ohio farmers are facing and how our leaders in Washington could better help them.”
Renacci said Brown is a “liberal career politician.” According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, Brown has voted against Ohio farmers more than half of the time this session in the Senate, including his opposition to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which helped Ohio family farms.
Renacci, meanwhile, was endorsed by the Ohio Farm Bureau in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
“Unfortunately, liberal career politician Sherrod Brown has consistently voted against Ohio farmers,” Renacci said. “He has repeatedly voted to keep the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule in place and supports the death tax, which hurts Ohio family farmers. It’s clear Senator Brown has spent too much time in Washington with his friends Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren and not enough time talking to Ohio farmers.”
Brown also has shown his allegiance to Schumer and Warren by helping lead the opposition to U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Renacci has praised the judge.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.