Sutton to face Renacci in incumbent-vs.-incumbent race

Rep. Betty Sutton (D) made clear on Wednesday her plans to run in Ohio's 16th congressional district, setting the stage for an incumbent-on-incumbent election between the 3-term congresswoman and Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio).

Redistricting in Ohio eliminated two House districts — including Sutton's — and drew her and Renacci into the same district, where Republicans will have an advantage. But Democrats expressed optimism that Sutton would win this round of musical chairs.

“The contrast couldn’t be more clear for Ohio voters between Betty’s dedication to middle income families and Jim Renacci’s dedication to protecting the ultra wealthy," Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) said in a statement.

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