Hillary Clinton calls on Rep. Tim Ryan to run for Ohio Senate seat

“Ohio needs leaders like @TimRyan to fight for the working people. I’m in! “DiCristofaro had tweeted.

“You are right, Kathy!” The former Democratic candidate responded in a tweet.

Ryan backed Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary through Bernie Sanders and allied with her in 2008. He has also received support for the race from progressive MP Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).

Other democrats that could be in the mix The seat includes Nan Whaley, the Mayor of Dayton, and David Pepper, who was once chairman of the state’s Democratic Party.

Democrats plan to flip Portman’s seat in 2022, along with the seats of Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) And Richard Burr (R-N.C.). The 50:50 Senate is currently held by Democrats as Vice President Kamala Harris broke the vote balance.

Portman said he made his announcement early Allow Republicans to prepare to campaign what could be a difficult GOP elementary school in. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said He doesn’t run for the seat, but ex-Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel, author J.D. Vance and Rep. Steve Stivers are all among potential competitors in a crowded republican field.

Former President Donald Trump won Ohio in 2016 and 2020.

To win in Ohio, Democrats need to talk about “bread-and-butter” economic problems, Ryan said on MSNBC Saturday morning.

“Trump won Ohio with eight points. So if we’re going to win a seat like Ohio, we have to figure out how we can get a little in the middle and win some of those voters or we won’t be able to win a Senate seat, “said Ryan.

Ryan tweeted Shortly after Portman announced his decision not to run on Monday, he “seriously” looked for a seat.

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