A.B. in the News

Plain Dealer: Video cameras barred from Rep. Jim Renacci's Sept. 1 town hall meeting: Video

On September 2, 2011, the Cleaver Plain Dealer reported:

 Despite a nationwide controversythat erupted last week after Cincinnati GOP Rep. Steve Chabot refused to allow video cameras at a town hall meeting, organizers of a public meeting Thursday night with Wadsworth GOP Rep. Jim Renacci followed suit by barring a Democratic organization’s cameraman from recording the event.

The newly established American Bridge 21st Century Super PAC has recorded speeches by public officials and political candidates around the nation, including events held by GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Coughlin of Cuyahoga Falls, and Urbana area GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, who chairs the House Republican Study Committee.

“We are making sure politicians are held to account for their record and the comments they make to their constituents,” said the group’s spokesman, Matthew Thornton.

When an American Bridge cameramen tried to record a meeting that Renacci held last night at Wadworth Church of the Nazarene, he was initially grilled by Renacci community relations coordinator Thomas Queen…