US Senator Rob Portman

The former state health director who became the face of Ohio's early pandemic response says she will not make a bid for a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat in the state.

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Ten of the more than 200 people have been arrested in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are from Ohio.

Republicans have their first official candidate for the 2022 US Senate race.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports former state treasurer Josh Mandel is launching his third try at that office.

Two weeks after the announcement of a big ad campaign by a conservative organization against a leading Democrat in next year’s US Senate race, environmental activists have launched ads against the incumbent Republican. 

The Youngstown Vindicator newspaper reports former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will challenge Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman next year. 

Portman Announces Senate Campaign, Ending Presidential Rumors

Dec 4, 2014

Ohio’s junior senator is speaking out for the first time about his decision to take his name out of the running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.