2022 Senate Race

Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) and Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
Andy Chow

Amy Acton, the former state health director, says she will not be running for U.S. Senate in 2022. But the doctor, who rose to prominence while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, has a message for voters.

Bernie Moreno
From Bernie Moreno for U.S. Senate campaign

Cleveland area car dealer Bernie Moreno is the latest Republican to throw his hat in the ring to run for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Sen. Rob Portman. 

Screenshots of Josh Mandel's first ad, titled "Faith", and Jane Timken's second ad, titled "First".

Ohio’s US Senate race is well underway, with both announced Republican candidates on the air with TV ads and some new money pledged toward one possible Democratic candidate.

Geraldo Rivera was surrounded by protestors and reporters as a protestor confronted him at a demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.
Karen Kasler

There may be another entrant into the Republican race for Ohio’s open US Senate seat next year. A controversial figure says he may challenge announced Republican candidates Jane Timken and Josh Mandel.

Jane Timken poses with Donald Trump, now the former president, in an undated photo on her campaign website.

The contest for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate is now a real race, now that the former chair of the Ohio Republican Party has done as many expected and jumped into the race. It’s shaping up to be a battle over which candidate can tie themselves more closely to former president Donald Trump.

Former state treasurer Josh Mandel
Provided by Mandel campaign

Ohio Republicans have their first official candidate for the 2022 US Senate race.  Former state treasurer Josh Mandel is launching his third try at that office.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
Andy Chow

U.S. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says he will not be seeking another term in the Senate, capping off at least for now, a public service career that spans three decades.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-04, Urbana) in 2019.
Rob Portman, Official Campaign Facebook Page

A big development in the upcoming race for US Senate in 2022, with Republican incumbent Rob Portman saying he's no longer running. One high profile possible candidate is out.

Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says forgoing a run for re-election does not change his approach to the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2022, putting his seat up for grabs in the perennial battleground state.


Ohio Democrats are trying to stir up support for a future challenger against U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) whose vote for new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett sparked an online fundraiser.