Congressman Jim Renacci and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown are preparing for a November showdown. Renacci overwhelmingly won the Republican nomination in the Senate race while Brown ran unopposed to keep his seat. Brown says he looks forward to debating Renacci on the issues.
Sherrod Brown brushed off the news that Renacci was officially his General Election opponent, saying he’s going to stay focused on his agenda in the Senate to create jobs and fight for workers.
“We’ve seen a Congress that’s in the pockets of special interests, in the pocket of drug companies, in the pockets of the Koch brothers and the gun lobby,” said Brown.
But Republicans say it’s Brown’s stances against issues like tax cuts for large businesses that stand in the way of job growth.
In a statement after his primary win, Renacci previewed his campaign and alsosomewhat reflected Brown’s rhetoric, saying it was the Democratic senator who’s in the pocket of what he calls far-left special interest groups.