Jim Renacci is Running for Brown’s Ohio Senate Seat: A good strategic move that will solidify the Trump agenda

I’m a little disappointed that Jim Renacci is now planning to run against Sharrod Brown’s Senate seat instead of becoming governor of Ohio. Jim is the ideal person to be Ohio’s next governor, but I completely understand the White House’s strategy of wanting Jim to take a much-needed Senate seat to support the Trump agenda. I also understand attacking a very progressive senator in Sharrod Brown wherever possible around the country. The fact that the White House is strategizing to this level is very exciting. They aren’t going to just sit around and be hopeless victims for a change, we finally have a White House with a conservative agenda that is taking the fight to the enemy. And let’s face it, the Democrats are the enemy. Here is how it was reported by USA Today hours before Jim Renacci made the announcement official.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci plans to run for U.S. Senate after President Trump’s political team urged the Republican to do so.

That means Renacci will jump out of the Ohio governor’s race, according to Republicans with knowledge of the decision. An announcement is expected Thursday morning.

White House political staff sat down with Renacci on Wednesday and encouraged him to run for the Senate. They cited Renacci’s support for Trump’s initiatives in Congress and their desire to have another GOP vote in the Senate, a person close to the White House told The Cincinnati Enquirer.


Even though it defies conventional strategies, where we should support good people at the local level for positions to reform all government, I see the national and international strategies of the Trump administration to be more important. This current White House is the “change agent” type of shift to a more Adam Smith oriented government specifically built on the great work of economic philosophy, The Wealth of Nations, that our nation has needed for over 200 years. In my view being a Ohio governor is kind of a flunky job, so I haven’t been that excited about Jim Renacci running for it. I like to see people like Jim taking those seats, but what’s more important is that there are enough House seats and Senate seats supporting the Trump agenda because those efforts will change the culture at the local level of government with examples of success. With all the problems we have in the world, Jim is needed where he can help most. It doesn’t do much good to solve Ohio’s problems if Democrats don’t support the deregulation that Trump is instituting, and helping with the complicated problems that must be dealt with over the coming 7 years. I have no doubt that Jim would be great for Ohio as governor. But any flunky can sit in that seat, look at John Kasich. The real battle is in Washington these days and that fight must be won so that local seats can bloom under capitalism at the local level.

Here is Jim’s announcement today that he is now running for the Senate seat of Sharrod Brown:

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, after spending most of my career in the business world, a few years ago I chose to run for Congress because I was deeply concerned over the direction of our country and its lack of accountable leadership in Washington.

Having grown up on the cusp of poverty in western Pennsylvania, and later dedicated myself to raising a family and growing businesses across Ohio, entering the political arena was never part of the path that I envisioned for my life. However, it was sense of duty to restoring effective, conservative leadership to government that drove me into national politics in the first place—and it’s that sense of duty that has guided my approach towards public service ever since.

And as many of you also know, several months ago, after witnessing years of dysfunction in Washington, I announced my intention to leave the House of Representatives to run for Governor Ohio. Yet, while I believe as firmly today as I did then that my decades of experience in the business world would deliver needed stewardship to our state, true leadership requires a willingness to always put country first and answer a call to action in service to the nation.

Earlier this week I was asked to attend a meeting at the White House, at which I was asked to help protect the future of President Trump’s agenda by entering Ohio’s 2018 race for the United States Senate. While my strong distaste for Washington and the political establishment is as fervent as ever, so too is my commitment to advancing the President’s agenda for a stronger and more prosperous America. And for that reason I’ve agreed to answer the call to service and enter the race for United States Senate. The drive to change the status quo is stronger than ever and I couldn’t be more grateful for the support I have received from Amy Murray, who served as the Lieutenant Governor candidate on our ticket, and who will now serve as the statewide Chair of my campaign for the United States Senate.

Over the coming weeks and months ahead I look forward to offering Ohioans a clear alternative to far left, career politician Sherrod Brown and earning the support of voters in every corner our state. I thank you sincerely for your support and please keep an eye out for news coming directly from our Senate campaign, which we are launching today. It will be a true honor to serve as your next United States Senator.


Sharrod Brown is a major left winged progressive and it would be wonderful to switch his seat from a Democrat to Republican. It shows a lot of savvy for the Trump administration to recognize that Jim Renacci is the kind of Senator who could protect all the great work that the President is doing so I think this is a great move once the information is considered. Besides, there are other very good people who can run for governor of Ohio, who can do a much better job than John Kasich. Heck, I have a dog that can’t stay out of the cat’s litter box that could do a better job than Kasich—as far as having a conservative in the role of Ohio governor. I happen to know of a very good person who plans to run for governor soon, so the good work in Ohio will get done. But in 2018 the real fight is in Washington, that is the battlefield of our concern and the more progressives that are destroyed in that fight—the better. Sharrod Brown is a big one, and he needs a good fight by someone like Jim to knock him off in the northern part of the state. Needless to say, I support Jim Renacci in his objectives. I’d support Jim in anything he does, but I am very happy about this decision strategically to do the harder thing than the easier one. The Senate seat in this case is far more important than a token governor in the state of Ohio.

Rich Hoffman

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