COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a 10-term representative from the blue-collar Mahoning Valley, has officially launched his bid for Ohio’s coveted open Senate seat.
The 47-year-old from Trumbull County entered the closely-watched contest Monday with backing from 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Gov. Ted Strickland and other powerful Democrats.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 2,385 New Cases, 57 Additional Deaths
Ryan faces likely primary competition from Dr. Amy Acton, a virus specialist who gained name recognition and popularity as Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s health director during the state’s early virus response.READ MORE: Fox Chapel School District Approves Budget Proposal That Would Increase Tax Rate
Republicans Josh Mandel, a former state treasurer, and Jane Timken, a former state GOP chair, are already running.MORE NEWS: Gas Prices Potentially On The Rise In Pittsburgh Area Following Cyber Attack On U.S. Pipeline
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