CLEVELAND-- Of the more than 50,000 visitors for the Republican National Convention, about 80 percent have never been to Cleveland.
That's according to Rep. Jim Renacci. The representative from Ohio's 16th district will be active during the convention, playing the role of surrogate. He'll speak at a number of local venues and help the media understand what's going on behind the scenes.
Renacci said he's been to the RNC in Minneapolis and Tampa. He's more than excited to help showcase showcase Northeast Ohio to all of the delegates, their families and friends.
"Look, people are frustrated with where the U.S. is going right now. He has said he wants change, the process elected him and people want change. I've been through five and half years in Washington and I'd like to see some change too," he told FOX 8 News on Tuesday.
Renacci said the only people who will speak at the convention are those who've officially endorsed Donald Trump. By the way, Ohio Gov. Kasich and Sen. Rob Portman have not done that.