Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan to seek open US Senate seat in Ohio

Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 11:42 AM EDT
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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 in 2022.

The 47-year-old from Trumbull County becomes the Democratic frontrunner.

Dr. Amy Acton, a Democratic virus specialist who gained popularity as Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s health director during the state’s early virus response, decided earlier against running.

Two-term Republican incumbent Rob Portman set up a heated showdown for the seat when he decided against seeking a third term.

A large field is shaping up on the Republican side.

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