Tim Ryan Is First Democrat to Enter U.S. Senate Race

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) is the first Democrat to enter Ohio’s 2022 race to replace U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R), who will not seek re-election. The 10-term congressman’s video announcement says Ryan will focus on boosting the number of industrial jobs in Ohio.

Meanwhile, Republicans have four announced candidates: Former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, former Ohio GOP Party Chairman Jane Timken, and Cleveland-area businessmen Bernie Moreno and Mike Gibbons. More Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Mike Turner (OH-10), are considering a run. 4/27/2021