Jane Timken Officially Enters The Race For U.S. Senate Seat
The contest for the Republican nomination for US Senate is now a real race, now that the former chair of the Ohio Republican Party has done as many expected and jumped into the race. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports it’s shaping up to be a battle over which candidate can tie themselves more closely to former president Donald Trump.
Jane Timken launched her campaign with a highly produced video and website, promoting her praise for Trump’s policies and connections to Trump – who won Ohio by eight points but lost the election. And she also blasts former Gov. John Kasich, who earned the scorn of many Ohio Republicans for his criticism of Trump.
Among those criticizing Timken her likely opponent, former state treasurer Josh Mandel, who tweeted out an old photo of Timken and Kasich in a happy embrace. He also said through a spokesman that he “is the only
unabashedly pro-Trump candidate in this race”.
Mandel also claimed Timken flip flopped on Trump’s impeachment, which he called a sham and unconstitutional. Timken also called the impeachment a sham in a tweet earlier this month, and she also spoke out against Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, the only Ohio Republican to vote to impeach Trump.