U.S. Senate race

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. […]

Three takeaways from the final U.S. Senate debate

BY: - October 19, 2022

Heated exchanges bookended Monday’s U.S. Senate debate in Youngstown. Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance criticized one another sharply on their records and stances. Digging into those conflicts offers a glimpse into their contrasting plans for the U.S. Senate. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Democrats around the country have […]

Joni Ernst campaigns with Ohio GOP U.S. Senate nominee J.D. Vance

BY: - October 15, 2022

J.D. Vance hit the campaign trail in Northeast Ohio with Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and a handful of down ballot GOP candidates on Thursday. His message in the final weeks of Ohio’s U.S. Senate race echoed claims from his most recent campaign ad — after 20 years in office, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan […]

JD Vance and Tim Ryan

New territory and a clash in style during Ohio’s U.S. Senate debate

BY: - October 11, 2022

In their first debate on Monday, U.S. Senate candidates J.D. Vance and Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan traded barbs that at times turned personal. But between the raucous GOP primary and Ryan’s decision to campaign through the summer, the candidates have articulated their positions on most of the big-ticket issues. Republican Vance has emphasized perceived threats […]

Ohio U.S. Senate nominees agree to two debates

BY: - September 27, 2022

Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance have agreed to debate after all. But their campaigns are still not entirely on the same page. In a press release touting the “final” debate schedule, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-OH, said there would be a total of three debates: On Oct. 4, the U.S. Senate nominees would meet in […]