In a testament to the continued popularity of Donald Trump, candidates in the battle for the 2022 Republican nomination for Ohio’s open Senate seat are pledging their loyalty to the MAGA movement, Fox News reports.
“I’m running for the United States Senate to stand up for you just like when I stood next to President Trump and supported his American First agenda,” former Ohio GOP chair Jane Timken said Thursday in a tweet announcing her candidacy to replace retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman. “As your senator I would advance the Trump agenda without fear or hesitation.”
“I’m a mom and I’m a fighter and I’m stepping up to fight for the America First agenda and be a champion for all Ohioans,” she added.
Josh Mandel, a former Ohio state treasurer and Marine veteran who served in the Iraq war, is also vying for the seat.
“I’m going to Washington to fight for President Trump’s America First Agenda,” Mandel recently tweeted.
“I was the first statewide official to support President Trump in 2016. I was one of his top fundraisers in Ohio in 2020,” he added.
According to Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser, it’s no surprise that both candidates are fighting be seen as the most pro-Trump. Trump won the state by 8 points in 2016 presidential election victory. He won the state by the same margin in 2020 as well.
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