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Between the Lines: Congressman Renacci's views

11:52 AM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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Congressman Jim Renaccci is adjusting to being a Congressman for Northeast Ohio.

His new 16th District includes a swath through Medina and Cuyahoga counties.

He's trying to connect with his new constituents.

Renacci's a conservative Republican. He voted against the fiscal cliff deal.

He voted for the just-passed, No-Budget/No-Pay measure.

He is one of the leading recipients of campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association.

He's an organizer of a bipartisan group of Congress members trying to find common ground.

He just hired a former staffer who worked for Congressman Dennis Kucinich to help him with his Greater Cleveland field work.

What are his thoughts on the President's agenda and inaugural remarks?

Are Republicans regrouping with a new strategy to affect the outcome of talks about the deficit and spending cuts?

Will he support any proposed gun control measures?

How does he fit in with the rest of the Ohio delegation?

What are his thoughts about Speaker John Boehner?

Tom Beres, Plain Dealer Columnists Mark Naymik and Kevin O'Brien discuss these questions with Congressman Renacci on this edition of Between the Lines.


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