Provided by Hannah News Service
Ohio State Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) formally threw his hat in the ring to replace retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman. Dolan will face a growing slate vying for a Republican primary win next May, including Also former Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel, venture capitalist J.D. Vance, former Ohio Republican Party chair Jane Timken, car dealer Bernie Moreno and investment banker Mike Gibbons. The winner likely will face Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan from the Warren area.
State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) was removed from the Ohio House Health Committee by Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima). Speculation is it was due to Gross’s continued efforts to secure 50 votes on a discharge petition despite Speaker Cupp’s request of his caucus members not to sign it.