His principal competition is Mike Gibbons, a wealthy investment banker who talks admiringly of Mr. Trump's schedule and increased money for him personally if he was running for president.
While meeting with supporters and highlighting the benefits of the Republican tax law during a business roundtable in Cleveland, President Donald Trump criticized USA immigration policies.
"Remember, you have to win the great state of Ohio".
Trump then mentioned the notion a second time, saying, "And we may have to close up our country to get this straight, because we either have a country or we don't". The White House has not commented.
In Tuesday'therefore chief, Mr. Renacci faces competition to Trump voters who could be interested in some one who introduces himself within an afterthought. And Mexico has very some of the toughest immigration laws in the world. And we're going to get tremendous security in our country. Striking a celebratory tone, Trump listed his poll numbers and recounted the successes of his first year in office. "If we don't have borders, you don't have a country", he said, chiding Democrats for "open border" policies.
Many of those Republican candidates are expected to be in Cleveland on Saturday when Trump holds a round-table event at the Cleveland Public Auditorium to tout the positive impacts of recent GOP tax cuts on businesses and families. Sherry Sheely of Sheely's Furniture & Appliance in North Lima, Ohio, said she gave all of her full-time employees a $1,000 bonus after the tax law passed.
The victor of Tuesday's five-way primary will oppose second-term Democratic U.S. Sen.
Trump also called on OH voters to elect Republican Congressman Jim Renacci to the Senate, saying "we need his vote very badly".
Trump previously endorsed Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, for the GOP nomination. A March 2018 Gallup poll found the bill had been gaining in popularity, but still had higher disapproval - 48 percent - than approval, at 39 percent.