Jane Timken says she’s ready to work in a country at a crossroads

Jane Timken says she's ready to work in a country at a crossroads

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Canton-area Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Jane Timken held a fundraising luncheon Wednesday in Dover, and visited The Times-Reporter office afterward to discuss her candidacy to replace retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman. While the fundraiser was closed to the media, the former Ohio Republican Party chairwoman shared her views on various topics with a reporter. Excerpts appear below. Why do you believe you are a better candidate that the others in the Republican field: Josh Mandel, J.D. Vance, Bernie Moreno, Mike Gibbons? Timken: “I’m the only candidate who’s been in the trenches, fighting for the America First agenda. As chair of the Ohio Republican Party I put 150,000 miles on my car crisscrossing around the state, talking to our families, our businesses and our communities. I’m the one that has a real understanding of Ohio. And that’s why I’m going to the United States Senate, to stand up, to fight for our Ohio values. “We’re the only campaign that has field staff and hundreds of volunteers and from 60 to 90 interns over the past few months, out knocking doors and making phone calls, talking directly to voters. And that’s very critical for the infrastructure of building a campaign. “I’m also the only candidate that can have a broad consensus and basically coalition building to gain and earn that support. I have campaign chairs in all 88 counties. I have … donor support from every county in the state. I have been endorsed by over […]

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