Ohio businessman announces run for Portman's U.S. Senate seat

Posted 8 days ago

From WWW.REUTERS.COM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cleveland businessman Bernie Moreno announced his candidacy for the U. S. Senate on Tuesday, casting himself as a Republican outsider who would protect the “victories” of former President Donald Trump if elected to the seat of retiring Senator Rob Portman.

Moreno, 54, is the fifth Republican Senate hopeful to join an increasingly crowded field for 2022 that includes former Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken and former state Treasurer Josh Mandel. Several other Republicans are considering runs.

Portman, 65, a Republican who entered the Senate a decade ago, announced his retirement in January, saying that deepening political divisions had made it harder to break through the partisan gridlock in Congress.

A car dealer and technology entrepreneur, Moreno posted a tw... (Read more)

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