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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 […]

COMMENTARY

Pandemic restrictions do have a World War II parallel — self-denial in pursuit of victory

BY: - April 20, 2021

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt imposed a multitude of economic restrictions on the American public and businesses, actions that would be instrumental in helping America and her allies defeat Nazi Germany and Japan. We won that war but not until it had extinguished the lives of 405,399 American service members. Seventy-nine years later, a […]

Ohio politicians condemned for pandemic comparisons to Nazi Germany

BY: - April 5, 2021

To Ohio lawmaker Kris Jordan, the mask requirement and the roll out of optional COVID-19 vaccines are two steps toward an American genocide like that of the Holocaust during World War II. “It’s just a mask, wear it. It’s just a shot, take it,” reads a March 31 Facebook post from Rep. Jordan, a Republican […]

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 […]

Former state treasurer Josh Mandel to run for U.S. Senate

BY: - February 10, 2021

Former state treasurer Josh Mandel announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate, becoming the first major candidate to jump into the race to replace Sen. Rob Portman. Mandel, a Republican, served two terms as state treasurer and previously ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate against Sherrod Brown in 2012. He briefly campaigned to challenge […]

Mailbag: Will any Ohio lawmakers run for Rob Portman’s seat?

BY: - January 28, 2021

Welcome back to another installment of the Mailbag, the only column in Ohio that politicians are giving serious consideration to reading. Let’s get to it! Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Anyone in the Ohio legislature looking at running for Sen. Rob Portman’s seat? […]

For years, Portman navigated the shifting political climate. Now he wants out.

BY: - January 26, 2021

Rob Portman of Ohio will not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate, with the Cincinnati Republican citing increased polarization in American politics as a reason to not campaign for a third term The surprise announcement on Monday morning set off an early-week scramble for politicians of both parties to consider a run at the […]

Mailbag: Answering readers’ questions about the election and DeWine

BY: - August 13, 2020

It’s a testament to the craziness of 2020 that we aren’t talking more about Kanye West. It was only a week ago we learned the Kanye West presidential campaign (it’s weird even typing those words) filed petitions with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to appear on the 2020 ballot as an independent.  In a […]