Jane Timken

Less than a week from Election Day, why are so many Republicans undecided?

BY: - April 28, 2022

Amid the maniacal bids to out-conservative one another, and the near fisticuffs, perhaps the most abiding feature of this year’s Republican U.S. Senate primary has been voters’ uncertainty. In a crowded field it might seem that voters would have an easy time finding a candidate whose message resonates. Instead, the limited polling available keeps showing […]

Three takeaways from Ohio Republican Senate debate

BY: - March 29, 2022

In Wilberforce Monday night, all seven of the Republicans vying to replace outgoing U.S. Senator Rob Portman met in a testy but civil debate. Central State University hosted the event, which marked the fourth time in a week and a half that the candidates faced off. With so many meetings in such a short span, […]

COMMENTARY

Ohio GOP Senate candidates ignore real issues facing Ohioans to put on repugnant political circus

BY: - March 29, 2022

Embarrassing doesn’t cover it. Offensive is better. The sad sacks duking it out (almost) to grab the crown in the Republican primary for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat have managed to insult just about every rational-thinking voter in the state. Good job, candidates, you’ve turned the GOP side of this race into a cheap side show […]

In Ohio Republican Senate debate, candidates draw sharper distinctions

BY: - March 22, 2022

In the race’s first statewide televised debate, the five leading Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidates sparred over a handful of major issues. Unlike last Friday’s forum, actual sparring didn’t come up. Still the confrontation between former state treasurer Josh Mandel and investment banker Mike Gibbons hung over the evening. The moderators opened by asking both […]

Ohio Republican Senate candidate forum devolves into near fight

BY: - March 21, 2022

The leading candidates for the Ohio Republican U.S. Senate nomination met in Gahanna Friday. Two of them nearly came to blows. The candidate forum hosted by FreedomWorks didn’t make it through opening statements before former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel began attacking investment banker Mike Gibbons. The other candidates, state Sen. Matt Dolan, former GOP chair […]

Timken touts Portman endorsement in three-stop campaign swing

BY: - March 7, 2022

At least 60 people packed themselves into a room that would feel full with 20 at Jane Timken’s campaign headquarters Friday. Good thing the former chair of the state GOP isn’t running for fire marshal. The crowd was an interesting mix of young and old. Many of the fresh-faced among them were campaign staffers sporting […]

Mike Gibbons campaigns in Bellefontaine

BY: - March 3, 2022

There were half a dozen pizzas laid out on a table in the back of Roadhouse Depot Tuesday afternoon. About thirty people stopped by the Bellefontaine brewery for a meet and greet with Republican Senate candidate Mike Gibbons. The crowd skewed older and white, with a mix of farmers, retirees and local politicians or businessmen […]

GOP Senate candidates criticize Biden but offer the same response to Russian aggression

BY: - February 24, 2022

Russia has launched what President Joe Biden is calling an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on Ukraine. After weeks of teetering on the verge of conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a war was swiftly met with condemnation from international leaders. In a statement, Biden promised the world, “will hold Russia accountable.” “Russia alone […]

Ryan officially files for U.S. Senate bid

BY: - February 1, 2022

Democratic Ohio U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan visited Columbus Monday to drop off paperwork for his U.S. Senate bid.  He’s the third major candidate to submit petitions after Republicans J.D. Vance and Jane Timken. Most of the remaining candidates are set to turn in their paperwork in the next few days. Ryan’s team brought out a […]

J.D. Vance takes campaign to Delaware shooting range

BY: - January 18, 2022

J.D. Vance’s Delaware County campaign stop wasn’t exactly subtle. The Republican vying for a chance to succeed outgoing U.S. Senator Rob Portman hosted a town hall at Black Wing Shooting Center, a sprawling shooting range a few miles outside of downtown Delaware. Candidates on both sides of the aisle have been campaigning for months, crisscrossing […]

Congressman Tim Ryan to run for U.S. Senate seat

BY: - April 26, 2021

Tim Ryan, the 10-term Democratic congressman from northeast Ohio, announced Monday he will campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rob Portman. Ryan, 47, is the first Democrat to jump in the race. Portman announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection in 2022. Ryan’s campaign said he would soon embark on […]

Mailbag: It’s political jockeying season in Ohio

BY: - February 25, 2021

One election cycle you’re proud allies, the next you’re Twitter enemies. That’s politics, 2021 style. Welcome back to another installment of the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag:  Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. What can we expect timeline-wise between GOP jockeying for governor primary vs […]