CLEVELAND — A former Ohio State University football star has won the Republican nomination in the race to succeed Rep. Jim Renacci in Ohio’s U.S. House District 16.
Renacci’s northeast Ohio seat is coming open because of his run for U.S. Senate.
Former Buckeyes and Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez won a three-way primary Tuesday with state Rep. Christina Hagan and physician Michael Grusenmeyer. Both Hagan and Gonzalez aligned themselves with Republican President Donald Trump on issues such as building a border wall.
Gonzalez is the son of a Cuba-born Cleveland businessman.
Six candidates were battling Tuesday in the Democratic primary in the district.
- Conservative group running pro-Renacci ads, mailers
- Republican candidates talk budget, guns, border wall
- Ex-NFL player Anthony Gonzalez weighs bid for Renacci's House seat
- Trump-backed Renacci wins primary to face Sen. Sherrod Brown
- Ohio GOP Rep. Renacci joins Senate race against Dems' Brown
- GOP governor candidate Renacci picks running mate, asserts Trump support (UPDATED)
- Governor candidate Renacci coordinated attacks on rival with Citizens for Trump
- With Renacci running for governor, who will take his House seat?