Jim Renacci
Jim Renacci
Businessman and former congressman Jim Renacci Thursday announced his campaign for governor to replace Mike DeWine.

“Ohioans can’t afford four more years of Mike DeWine as their governor,” Renacci said. “We have seen what failed leadership can do to a once prosperous state. DeWine’s tenure as governor will be defined as the worst period in Ohio’s long and rich history. Corruption, indictments, low job creation, shutdowns, rampant crime and more scandals — that is DeWine’s legacy. He’s more interested in being the Andrew Cuomo of Ohio rather than actually helping everyday Ohioans.

“But we have an opportunity to change course with a true conservative that will fight for America First policies and put the people of Ohio first. As governor, I will always stand with the men and women of our law enforcement and ensure they have the support they need to do their jobs.

“The Second Amendment must also be preserved so we are able to protect ourselves and our families from harm, especially when DeWine’s policies have led to Ohio being the home to the three most deadly cities in America.

“As a job creator and business owner, I know what it will take to bring jobs back to Ohio and ensure businesses stay. Being a family man — husband, father, and grandfather — I will always stand on the side of life and protect those who are the most vulnerable.

“It’s time to end DeWine’s failed time as governor and elect an Ohio First candidate. When Ohio is first, America is first.”