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GOP US Senate nominee Jim Renacci backs congressional term limits

Brown campaign calls it a 'gimmick pledge'
Posted: 1:37 PM, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-10 17:40:09Z

CINCINNATI -- The Republican nominee looking to unseat two-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants term limits, such as only two terms for senators.

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci announced Tuesday he supports a maximum of three terms for U.S. representatives and two for senators. Brown, a Democrat, is pursuing his third six-year run in the office.

Renacci is in his fourth term as a congressman. He says "career politicians" who hold office for decades are to blame for the stalemate in the U.S. Senate. He says new representatives with new ideas are the only way to fix the system.

Renacci promised he would limit himself to two terms as senator.

A spokesman for Brown's campaign pointed out that Renacci himself is in violation of what the spokesman called "a gimmick pledge."