Voter guide: Ohio Senate candidates

Voter guide: Ohio Senate candidates

COLUMBUS, Ohio — OHIO SENATE CANDIDATES Republican Ohio Senator Rob Portman announced his retirement in January of 2021. That announcement set off a highly competitive race to fill the seat and could very well reshape the battle for control of the U.S. Senate. Sen. Portman’s retirement triggers a statewide primary to take his seat. There are five candidates on the Republican side, and three on the Democrat side. The winners of the Republican and Democrat primaries in May will face off in the General Election in November. Here’s a look at the Republican candidates in the Primary: Matt Dolan Mike Gibbons Josh Mandel Jane Timken JD Vance Matt Dolan – Hometown: Cincinnati Commitment 2022: Matt Dolan campaigning for US Senate Matt Dolan currently serves as an Ohio State Senator. He represents Ohio Senate’s 24 th District and has been in office since 2017. He also served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010. Here are the issues Dolan is prioritizing in his campaign: Empowering Ohio Job Creators & Small Businesses: Dolan’s website says he has experience dealing with recessions, high taxes and regulations and has worked to expand workplace freedoms and cutting taxes. Securing the Border & Stopping Illegal Immigration: Dolan’s campaign makes it clear stopping the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into the country is a priority. His website states Dolan will never support amnesty and will fight to secure the border with walls, personnel and surveillance. Supporting Law Enforcement: Dolan’s website states he […]

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