Countdown To Election Day: Congressman Renacci’s Trade Trouble
October 31, 2018
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 taking a look at Congressman Renacci’s long history of supporting unfair trade deals, and his attempts to hide his record of voting against working Ohioans.
Be sure to continue following along over the next six days as we count down to the end of Congressman Renacci’s pathetic political career.
Congressman Jim Renacci has a long record of advocating for unfair trade deals, a record he’s gone to great lengths to try to paper over during his run for Senate. But the fact remains: Renacci has repeatedly voted for unfair trade deals, and even once said, “I believe we need free trade around the world.”
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- Renacci voted for trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama that contributed to Ohio’s trade deficit and made it easier for corporations to ship Ohio jobs overseas.
- In 2015, Congressman Renacci voted twice for Trade Promotion Authority, opening the door to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
- Washington Post: “Renacci, like GOP lawmakers elsewhere, is being forced to explain to blue-collar voters why he supports free trade policies that are now out of step with Trump’s Republican Party.”
- New York Times: “Asked about trade, Mr. Renacci struggled.”
- Washington Examiner: “Trump’s trade policies will likely take center stage in the race and that could backfire on Renacci. Unlike Brown, Renacci loved free trade before he hated it.”
- CNBC: “But Rep. Jim Renacci, a Republican who previously supported free trade, has changed his tune this year as he tries to defeat Brown.”