DeWine Shows Up Expecting County GOP Party Endorsement and Devotion, Gets Booed Instead
Republicans in Ohio’s Second-largest County Endorse Renacci Over DeWine
In the latest sign of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s primary problems, DeWine got a rude surprise at the Cuyahoga County Republican Party endorsement. DeWine showed up expecting an endorsement from the GOP in Ohio’s second-largest county, but was instead “clearly booed by the crowd.” Jim Renacci eventually landed the endorsement in a 123-73 vote.
DeWine’s unpopularity within his own party runs deep. Recent reporting has highlighted how the “intra-party rebellion” DeWine is battling has made “relations with his own changing party…challenging at times.” Recent polls have also shown “significant warning signs” for DeWine’s reelection.
DeWine is also taking heat from outside groups, including law enforcement, for signing a dangerous concealed carry bill that makes it harder for police officers to do their jobs.
“Mike DeWine’s primary problems run deep in the Republican party and it’s no wonder why,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “DeWine’s leadership is corrupt, out-of-touch, and has failed Ohio working families.”