OH state treasurer Josh Mandel, who was Republicans' top candidate to oppose Brown, unexpectedly dropped out of the race last week, citing his wife's health.
"Earlier this week I was asked to attend a meeting at the White House, at which I was asked to help protect the future of President Trump's agenda by entering Ohio's 2018 race for the United States Senate", Mr. Renacci said in the emailed statement. The Republican nominee would run against the presumed Democratic nominee, Sen.
The day after a Washington Examiner article stated Ohio Republicans wanted to see Tressel try for the Senate seat, he tweeted, "Appreciate so much the kind words regarding the US Senate campaign".
The Cleveland-area investment banker, a first-time candidate who has pledged to spend $5 million of his personal fortune on his campaign, already is seeking the Republican nomination for Senate. Such an important role.
Tressel made the announcement on his Twitter account on Thursday. Ellen and I are committed to continuing our work at YSU. "Admire what our Senators do", Tressel said. Much accomplished. Much to do! Tressel renewed his contract last year at the university through June 2019 for $300,000 a year. Sherrod Brown in the November election.
An Ohio Republican involved in multiple prior campaigns said "the chances of him winning one race for Senate are better than winning two races for governor".
Gibbons, a GOP donor and Trump supporter, said Thursday he's staying in the race.
Having grown up on the cusp of poverty in western Pennsylvania, and later dedicated myself to raising a family and growing businesses across OH, entering the political arena was never part of the path that I envisioned for my life. "But given the dynamics of this race, it isn't surprising that his name came up", Munroe said.
Though just a month ago, Renacci announced he would bring on Cincinnati council member Amy Murray as a running mate for governor, in recent weeks Renacci reportedly was waiting for an invitation to switch races.
Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Jake Strassberger called Renacci "the poster boy of Washington Republicans who've spent their time in office betraying middle-class workers to make life easier on the wealthy and well-connected".
Mr. Renacci has been running in the crowded race for Republican nomination for governor to replace John Kasich, who is term-limited. Renacci is listed as the 41st richest member of Congress.