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Jim Renacci picks Cincinnati’s Amy Murray as running mate

Cincinnati City Council Member Amy Murray will serve as lieutenant governor running mate to U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci in his bid for the Republican nomination for governor. The congressman from Wadsworth and self-professed underdog announced his selection of Murray at a news conference in Cincinnati late Monday morning. He described Murray as “a conservative, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment businesswoman ... someone, who like me, who is not a career politician.”

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Times-Gazette: Jim Renacci picks Cincinnati’s Amy Murray as running mate

Murray said on Monday that she and her husband, Wally, who have four children, attended a recent Republican forum featuring the then-four candidates for governor. She came away impressed with Renacci, who has served in Congress since 2011. “Jim did not spend decades in politics, honing his political skills ... instead, he spent the past few decades being a businessman, growing our economy, creating jobs,” she said.

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GOP governor candidate Jim Renacci picks Cincinnati councilwoman as his running mate

“People always say they want a choice and, guess what, we are offering a choice this year,” Murray said. Murray was elected to city council in 2013. She founded Japan Consulting Group after a 15-year career at Procter & Gamble, according to information provided by the campaign. Murray said she offers geographic diversity to the ticket and said women talk about the opioid crisis differently then men. She said she admires Renacci for “his ethics, his character and his leadership.”