When President Trump visited Ohio this week, he had a message for the GOP Senate candidate Rep. Jim Renacci.
"Jim, get in there and fight — we need you, we need you," Trump told the crowd.
A few weeks ago, White House staff personally intervened to persuade Renacci, who had been running for governor, to switch over to the Senate race to take on Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. That is because GOP front-runner Josh Mandel dropped out last month, saying his wife is dealing with health problems. The move set off a scramble since the filing deadline was this past Wednesday.