Ohio Senate candidate pledges to serve no more than two terms

Ohio Senate candidate pledges to serve no more than two terms
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Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciGOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, ‘investigation would have wrapped up very quickly’ House Ethics Committee extends probe into Renacci Sherrod Brown says he has 'no real timetable' for deciding on 2020 presidential run MORE (R-Ohio) vowed on Tuesday that, if elected to the Senate, he will not serve more than two terms.

Renacci, who is challenging Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownBrown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pro-Trump group doing opposition research on Sherrod Brown’s wife: report Press: White House not only for white males MORE (D) in November, told supporters at a press conference that he supports term limits as a way to restore accountability in Washington, D.C.

"Let’s face it, term limits are supported by so many people, whether it’s Republicans, Democrats, independents … and I think it’s important," Renacci said. "I’ve said all along Washington is broken. I said the best way to fix Washington is two things, and one of those key things is term limits."

He knocked Brown as out of touch with Ohioans after years of service in Washington. Brown is seeking his third term in the Senate after serving in the House for 14 years.

Brown's office and Ohio Democrats were quick to criticize Renacci and call out what they viewed as hypocrisy in his pledge. They noted he is in the middle of his fourth term in the House and previously served as a lobbyist and held local political offices.

Renacci secured the Republican nomination last month to challenge Brown. President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE has endorsed Renacci in the race.

Trump has previously voiced support for congressional term limits, though the idea has not gained traction with high-ranking lawmakers.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan elections analyst, rates the Ohio Senate race as leaning Democratic.