Former Rep. Renacci to challenge DeWine for governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former four-term congressman from Northeast Ohio plans to challenge Gov. Mike DeWine in next year’s Republican primary.

Ex-U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, of, Wadsworth announced his bid for the GOP nomination Wednesday on his website.

Renacci ran briefly for governor in 2017 before then-President Donald Trump backed him to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Renacci faced criticism for a number of campaign finance irregularities during that campaign, which he lost.

The businessman and former Wadsworth mayor has criticized DeWine’s COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the governor’s economic and immigration stances.

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