Countdown To Election Day: Congressman Renacci Is A Washington Insider, And Everyone Knows It

October 19, 2018

Countdown to Election Day

As the clock winds down to Election Day, we’re taking a look back at the lowlights of Congressman Jim Renacci’s Senate bid – a campaign that’s been defined by embarrassing stories, despicable lows, and complaints from Republicans that Renacci never “even picked up the towel.”

Today, we’re looking at the countless times Congressman Renacci’s claims of being a political outsider were called out and laughed at for their blatant falsehood.

Continue following along over the next 18 days as we count down to the end of Congressman Renacci’s pathetic political career.


Since entering the Senate race, Congressman Jim Renacci has been desperate to portray himself as a political outsider. Unfortunately for Renacci, a former registered lobbyist who has spent almost a decade in Washington, everyone has called it out for the false political posturing it is.

Just a few of those times:

Julie Carr Smyth: It’s a weird case because he was both a lobbyist and a candidate, and then a Congressman.But he did not report on those forms about $50,000 that he had given…

Mike Thompson: This gets into the bigger issue is all these candidates want to run as outsiders, when they really haven’t been outsiders…I mean Jim Renacci, “I’m the outsider, but I was lobbying, then I’m a Congressman.” It’s just, it’s crazy.

Carr Smyth: Right, and I mean prior to that I think that Renacci was, you know, he was Wadsworth mayor, he was on a city council.

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