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Renacci joins fundraising committee with 11 GOP freshman
The committee will allow the Republican lawmakers to raise funds together
by WKSU's ALISON RITCHIE


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Jim Renacci won the 16th district in 2010 from incumbent John Boccieri.
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Republican Congressman Jim Renacci of Stark County has formed a joint fundraising committee with eleven other freshman GOP lawmakers. The committee will allow the candidates to raise funds together rather than individually.

John Green is director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. He says these committees are more than just an efficient way to raise funds. There are also political advantages.

Green says these committees can provide benefits

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“They can band together with like-minded candidates. Often times when candidates for the House of Representatives, the Senate or other legislative bodies band together, they are saying to potential donors, “Help elect all of us, because together we can carry out a particular program that maybe no one of us would be able to achieve alone.”

The 16th District is a key swing district in Ohio that now includes Stark, Wayne and parts of Ashland and Medina counties. Renacci unseated one-term incumbent Democrat John Boccieri in 2010. The congressional district lines have since been redrawn to favor Republican candidates.

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