Jane Timken

Former Congressman Jim Renacci, who's also the Medina County Republican Party chair, held a press conference on the Medina County Courthouse steps.
Screenshots/Facebook

Ohio Democrats have been talking up last week’s plea deal from FirstEnergy as proof of Republican corruption in state government. But now Gov. Mike DeWine’s main opponent in next year’s GOP primary is joining in.

Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Howland)
Jo Ingles

 After months of speculation, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Howland) has made it official – he’s running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman. 

Mike Gibbons
Mike Gibbons' campaign

Another Republican has thrown his hat in the ring for the already crowded U.S. Senate primary.

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".
Screenshots/Youtube

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.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
Statehouse News Bureau

Earlier this week, former President Donald Trump chastised Ohio Congressman Anthony Gonzales for voting to impeach him and praised his announced primary opponent, Max Miller. And other Republicans have called for Gonzales to step down. But Portman isn't.

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

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.

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken
Jo Ingles

The leader of the Ohio Republican Party has stepped down. It’s one more sign that Jane Timken might be running for US Senate in 2022. 

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.

Gov. Mike DeWine
Jo Ingles

The Clermont County Republican Party has passed a resolution that demands the Ohio Republican Party not endorse a gubernatorial candidate in the 2022 primary.  Backers of this resolution say they want to make sure anyone who runs against incumbent Mike DeWine in the primary has a fair chance. 

Ohio GOP Chair Jane Timken at election night party
Andy Chow

Ohio Republicans are claiming a Donald Trump victory in the state with more than 5.6 million votes cast and counted. The unofficial results are showing Trump with a more than 8-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden. Election night saw the outcomes turn in a little slower than usual with several big wins for the GOP. 

Jane Timken
Dan Konik

Ohio Republicans are lauding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Supporters of the president say judicial appointments have become a factor that can mobilize voters.

Cuyahoga County Ballot Drop Box
Statehouse News Bureau

There are four different lawsuits pending right now over Ohio’s voting processes. They range from the way absentee ballot requests can be made to how mail-in ballots can be returned to boards of elections.

Donald Trump RNC
RNC

Supporters for President Donald Trump are canvassing Ohio during the Republican National Convention, trying to rally support for November's election. Although 2020 has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, the Republican party says a main message is the impact Trump has had on the economy.

Andy Chow

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate in Westerville attracted a lot of attention on how the party could swing more suburbs in the state. But Ohio's Republican Party Chair Jane Timken questions that strategy. 

L-R Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper and Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken
Jo Ingles

The leaders of Ohio’s two major parties see different signs in the outcome of the 2018 election. At a forum sponsored by the Ohio Associated Press, both said they have good reason to hope their parties will be in control in coming years. 

Karen Kasler

The chairs of the two major political parties in Ohio appeared together for the first time today, at a forum for journalists in Columbus. And one of the topics was the 2018 election for governor.

Dan Konik

The Ohio Republican Party’s recent change in leadership is being hailed as a victory by Tea Party Republicans who support President Elect Donald Trump. But at least one political scientist thinks it could be good for Democrats in Ohio. 

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Republican Party has a new leader. Matt Borges, the man who has headed the party since 2013, has been replaced with a woman, Stark County Attorney Jane Timken. 

Karen Kasler/Twitter

Friday’s vote for chair of the Ohio Republican Party will be the biggest meeting for the party’s 66-member state central committee in several years. And both candidates say they have the votes to win.

Karen Kasler

The feud between the Donald Trump campaign and Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges before the election has turned into a challenge over the state party’s leadership next month. Now the party’s top state officeholder has weighed in with an unsurprising but significant vote of confidence.

Statehouse News Bureau

The chair of the Ohio Republican Party is facing a challenge to his leadership at the state party’s meeting next month, after a public feud with the Donald Trump campaign during the presidential race. Matt Borges is now apparently campaigning to keep his job.

Jo Ingles

Insiders are saying that President-elect Donald Trump wants new leadership at the top of the Ohio Republican Party. Now Trump’s top ally in Ohio is doing what he can to unseat current GOP chair Matt Borges.