President Trump gave a shout-out to Rep. Jim Renacci (R-16) during a rally in Cincinnati, OH, about the tax bill, saying, “Get in there and fight. We need you.” Trump also said, “We want to get Jim in, and we want to get a lot of other people in.” (release)
Renacci traveled to and from the event with Trump on Air Force One.
Prior to Trump’s comments, Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for investment banker Michael Gibbons (R), said that if the president endorsed, it “would send a terrible message to the president’s supporters and those that have been most loyal to him.”
He added: “Mike was a Trump Victory Finance co-chair and helped raise the president $1.5 million, including personally donating $100,000 to the effort.” (Columbus Dispatch)