Josh Mandel

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The term limited state treasurer has revealed what he may be planning as his next move.

Josh Mandel leaves office at the end of this year, and quit his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in January, citing his wife’s health condition.

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Congressman Tim Ryan's office

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci has switched his political sights from Ohio governor to the U.S. Senate.

Treasurer Josh Mandel had planned a rematch of his 2012 run against Brown. But he announced last week that he was giving up the race because of his wife's health. That led to speculation that one or more in the crowded GOP field for governor would decide on a Senate run instead. Earlier this week, Congressman Jim Renacci told Cleveland radio station WTAM he was considering the switch.

Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio
WKSU

Republicans inside and outside Ohio are pushing their favorite candidates to jump into the U.S. Senate race to challenge incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown. The field opened when Josh Mandel dropped out

Republican Senator Rob Portman had endorsed the Ohio treasurer.

In a call with reporters, Portman says he’s been hearing from people wanting to jump in. 

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