Ohio Gov. Race: Renacci picks Springboro filmmaker as running mate

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 11:15:19-05

Former Republican Congressman Jim Renacci, who's challenging Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in next year's GOP primary, has picked a running mate with ties to Southwest Ohio.

Jim Renacci announced on Thursday that he has selected Joe Knopp of Springboro as his running mate. Knopp is a Christian filmmaker with no political experience. He made a documentary released in 2020 about Trump.

Trump has yet to endorse anyone in the Republican primary for governor. Renacci's campaign said in a statement that Knopp has a very close relationship with the Trump family.

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