Jim Renacci

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, July 11: 

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci held a press conference and mini-rally of supporters at a downtown Cincinnati hotel Tuesday morning where he tried a ploy that was used against his Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown six years ago.

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WKSU

President Trump is likely to have a big impact on Ohio’s U.S. Senate race this fall  – for better and worse. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on some of the indicators in the latest Quinnipiac poll.

Five months before the election, the poll shows incumbent Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown well ahead of his Republican challenger, Congressman Jim Renacci (51-34 percent).

And it shows the top issues in the Senate race are:

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Tax cuts and immigration – two issues that promise to define Ohio’s U.S. Senate race -- moved to center stage this week. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze talked with the Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown about the issues.

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RENACCI FOR SENATE / YOUTUBE

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is firing back at an ad from the Democratic incumbent with an ad of his own. This campaign was expected to be expensive, and now it’s certain to be nasty as well.

Like his opponent Sen. Sherrod Brown’s inaugural ad, Congressman Jim Renacci’s first one is negative, too.

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