Tim Ryan agrees to debate, tours PPE factory as state party endorses
Congressman Tim Ryan toured the construction of a sprawling new glove factory in Grove City Thursday to emphasize the importance of re-shoring production of critical materials like PPE. American Nitrile CEO Jacob Block says the half million square foot facility will be the largest producer of nitrile gloves in North America once it’s up and […]
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper takes tour to Dayton
About a dozen supporters packed into Third Perk Coffee in Dayton Wednesday to meet Morgan Harper, one of the Democrats running for U.S. Senate. Dion Green helped organize the event. He leads The Fudge Foundation, named after his father who was among those killed in the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District. “We speak […]
Ryan officially files for U.S. Senate bid
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 […]
Antitrust concerns are increasing on Capitol Hill. Advocates say they should extend to drug pricing
Antitrust concerns are increasing on Capitol Hill. Advocates say they should extend to drug pricing.
Mailbag: Will the response to Ohio’s voting reforms resemble Georgia?
The U.S. Census Bureau data may be delayed, but the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag is right on time. Let’s get started: Got a question about Ohio politics/government? Send them by email to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. After the Georgia voting bill passed, lots of folks wished there had been more timely pressure on […]
Congressman Tim Ryan to run for U.S. Senate seat
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 […]
Former state treasurer Josh Mandel to run for U.S. Senate
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?
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.
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 […]
U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump
WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Supporters of the impeachment effort say they would have enough votes to send charges against Trump […]
National Guard sent to D.C. as police defend response to mob takeover at Capitol
WASHINGTON — A day after a violent mob seeking to overturn the election forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, the chief of the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting that building and those who work inside said Thursday that “a thorough review” is underway of the incident and the security procedures that fell short. […]
All Ohio U.S. Congressional incumbents win reelection, Associated Press projects
All of Ohio’s U.S. Congressional district incumbents both Republican and Democratic have won reelection according to projections from the Associated Press based on unofficial results. The AP has called the races in favor of incumbent Democratic U.S. Reps. Joyce Beatty, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, and Tim Ryan, as well as Republican incumbents Steve Chabot, Troy […]