U.S. Senate race

‘Send me reinforcements’: U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance urges central Ohio Republicans to back Bernie Moreno

BY: - November 27, 2023

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance swung through New Albany to stump for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno. Vance endorsed the Cleveland-area entrepreneur months ago, at least in part, to stave off the kind of protracted primary Vance had to navigate in 2022. But while the Republican field in 2024 is […]

Ohio Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose joins U.S. Senate race

BY: - July 18, 2023

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced his U.S. Senate bid Monday in a video posted to Twitter. He followed his announcement with a Monday morning live-streamed interview with the anti-abortion group Ohio Right to Life. The Republican elections chief enters a field with two candidates who ran in last year’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. […]

Russo on 2024 Senate Race: “Any one of these Republican candidates would support a total abortion ban”

BY: - June 26, 2023

As Ohio Democrats are reflecting on one year since the Dobbs decision, they are also looking ahead to next year’s U.S. Senate Race in Ohio.  “Let me make one thing clear — every single candidate running for Ohio’s seat supports an abortion ban, including bans that make no exceptions for rape or incest,” House Minority […]

U.S. Sen. Vance endorses Bernie Moreno, reportedly in hopes of avoiding “bloody primary”

BY: - May 23, 2023

Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance has endorsed Westlake entrepreneur Bernie Moreno in 2024 U.S. Senate race. Ohio’s primary election is still about nine months off — a few months more than Vance has been in office. But the endorsement is dropping early ahead of a perhaps crowded primary where several possible candidates have not […]

Ohio Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan announces 2024 U.S. Senate bid

BY: - January 18, 2023

Ohio state Sen. Matt Dolan will try again to become Ohio’s U.S. Senator in 2024. In a campaign announcement Tuesday, the Chagrin Falls Republican said he is “unapologetically committed to putting the needs of Ohio first.” Dolan’s entry, first reported by NBC News, marks the first Republican challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Ohio’s […]

Last minute donations: Who gave to Ohio’s federal candidates in the final weeks of the election?

BY: - November 15, 2022

Donors spent a lot of money in Ohio during this year’s election. Campaign advertising tracker AdImpact estimated $344 million went into ads on TV, online or over the radio. OpenSecrets, which tracks federal campaigns, showed candidates raising about $100 million — and that didn’t take into account the final week of fundraising. During the final […]

Campaign Notebook: Dueling bus tours in Central Ohio

BY: - November 4, 2022

Brightly colored tour buses ferried Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Tim Ryan and the entire slate of statewide Republican nominees through Central Ohio campaign swings Thursday. Ryan reiterated his message about the “exhausted majority,” and defeating extremism, while Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted boasted about income tax cuts, Intel and police funding […]

J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan make final appeal to voters from townhall stage

BY: - November 2, 2022

In a Fox News townhall one week from election day, Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidates tackled questions from the audience and moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum about energy, the border, abortion, the Paul Pelosi attack, and more. The event takes the place of the third debate both campaigns have said they wanted but couldn’t ever […]

Who’s funding Ohio’s U.S. Senate race?

BY: - October 27, 2022

Earlier this month, federal candidates turned in campaign finance reports covering their fundraising and spending from June to September. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tim Ryan continues to outstrip his Republican opponent J.D. Vance. But Vance has been able to blunt that advantage significantly thanks to outside spending by Republican groups. Vance made significant […]

Campaign Notebook: Senate nominees bring big names to central Ohio

BY: - October 26, 2022

Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidates kicked off the week by campaigning with two high profile surrogates. It would be hard to imagine two backers more dissimilar. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan shared the stage with Dave Matthews in Columbus, while Republican J.D. Vance took U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham along for a Central Ohio campaign swing. People […]

Two more polls suggest tight U.S. Senate race, strong lead for Gov. DeWine

BY: - October 25, 2022

Two new polls of Ohio voters reiterate what many previous surveys have suggested. The race for U.S. Senate is neck and neck, while Gov. Mike DeWine holds a commanding lead in his reelection bid. Marist pollsters spoke with 1,240 Ohioans last week over the phone, via text or online. The margin of error for the […]

Campaign notebook: Ohio U.S. Senate nominees stump in Columbus

BY: - October 20, 2022

With early voting already underway and Election Day less than three weeks off, Ohio’s U.S. Senate campaigns are making every effort to get their message out to voters. Republican J.D. Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan passed through Columbus Wednesday a few hours apart. Those visits say something about their approach in the final few weeks. […]