Renacci points to Ohio’s sub-par job growth under Kasich

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 16: Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, takes questions at a campaign stop at the Timken Company, which manufactures bearings, alloy steel, and other heavy manufacturing equipment. Renacci is in a tight campaign for Ohio's 16th district against his Democratic rival, Rep. Betty Sutton. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jim Renacci (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)

Last night, Ohio Governor John Kasich gave his State of the State speech for 2017. We didn’t watch it. We’ve heard it all before and the Indians were on TV. However, somebody who wants Kasich’s job DID watch it, Congressman Jim Renacci.

Renacci wasn’t too impressed. He sent out a campaign email today that raised our eyebrows.


We heard last night that Ohio has made some progress in recent years and that we can look forward to an era when technological innovations change our daily lives.

The reality though is that far too many families and businesses across our state continue to struggle as Ohio faces its slowest job growth in nearly a decade. In fact, our leaders have recently cautioned that our state is on the verge of a recession.

This is why I’m running for Governor.


The governor and his team surely won’t like that one. Add Congressman Renacci to the ever-growing list of “bit players”. (We are all proud bit players here at 3BP). Unfortunately for Team Kasich, I suspect we’ll hear more of this kind of talk from the gubernatorial candidates from both parties.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich – Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty

Because Ohio’s job growth isn’t good. It has trailed the national average for years. John Kasich came into power in 2011 and shook up Ohio’s economic development agency, promising that privatizing it would give Ohio an advantage over other states and that superior job growth would follow. We were on board. Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out that way at all, and it became obvious that Kasich’s governorship was just a stepping stone in his presidential campaign.

How bad has Ohio’s job growth been? According to economist George Zeller, Ohio has trailed the national average in job growth for 51 straight months. And all along, Governor Kasich has been telling the nation that he should be president because he engineered the great “Ohio Miracle”.

This is not an endorsement of Renacci, but as a long time business owner, he is unique among the expected Republican candidates. Time will tell if he and the others continue to run against Governor Kasich’s job record.

Author: Nick

I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.

14 thoughts on “Renacci points to Ohio’s sub-par job growth under Kasich”

  1. “This is not an endorsement of Renacci, but as a long time business owner, he is unique among the expected Republican candidates.”

    Isn’t that what they said about Trump?

        1. How shallow and picayune! All you have against the man is that he rides a motorcycle? That was an outstanding campaign ad — what was “juvenile” about it? Seems to me that Renacci stands head and shoulders above the other mediocres running (or soon to be) from both parties. Hey maybe Ohio should go for Betty Sutton who’s claim to fame is “Cash for Clunkers” and running dirty political campaigns…..

  2. You keep yer tricycle in the garage jltrem? But anyway that is where I hang my Diamondback Atroz 27.5 mountain bike and I will probably be using it to campaign for Renacci just like I did for President Trump last fall! I can usually canvass 50 houses per day with that bike!

    1. Birds of a feather. One brags about his motorcycle. One about his bicycle. Don’t forget to wear your helmet, Bernie. You’ve got to protect that soft head.

      1. Ha ha ha. Reduced to personal insults now eh jltrem? That’s what always happens with “you guys” — not having any accomplishments to exploit and all…..

        1. I’m only concerned for your welfare. By the way, give me that list again of Trump campaign promises that he’s kept so far. Other than wagging the dog. Republicans own the House. Republicans own the Senate. Republicans own the White House. Republicans own the Supreme Court….and they can’t pass anything with this bloviating clown in charge.

          1. You need to get your head out of CNN’s arse. Trump, in less then 100 days, has kept 21% of his promises with another 31% in motion for completion and he has put a conservative on the SCOTUS. The word is the repeal and replace of Obamacare is coming soon. Your Trump derangement syndrome has clogged you mind. But not to worry we don’t need you to continue the Trump agenda. Link:

  3. My word, Bernie, you’re getting quite upset. Just saw today that Trump wants his budget to include funding for his WALL. Bernie, you told me Mexico was going to pay for it. Now the American middle class taxpayer foots the bill? Was that a lie, Bernie? The agenda hasn’t even gotten off the ground. Executive orders don’t mean squat. And please, Trumpcare coming back? As Jackie Gleason used to say, “Har-dee-har-har.” I’ll wait, Bernie. I’ve got all the time in the world. Russiagate is growing. The “armada” was headed in the opposite direction. Every weekend another $3 million jaunt to Mar-a-Lago. I’m having a ball watching this sh*tshow. Keep me posted on that “agenda”, Bernie. Give the folks at “Fox and Friends” my love.

  4. Hey Bern, eight days later and just like Generalissimo Francisco Franco, Trumpcare is still dead. How about that tax plan? Big surprise, it benefits the wealthiest. YOUR dipsh*t-in-chief even admitted that the job is a whole lot harder than he thought it would be and was stupid enough to admit it in public. America is getting greater every day.

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