Skip to comments.Sen. Portman backs Timken as successor in Ohio
Posted on 02/16/2022 8:09:51 AM PST by RandFan
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) will back former Ohio Republican Party chairwoman Jane Timken as his chosen successor in an attempt to boost her through a crowded GOP field later this year.
In a statement released Wednesday, Portman said Timken would be the candidate best positioned to keep his seat in Republican hands in the midterm elections.
“I believe Jane Timken is the best candidate to advance conservative Republican policies to help Ohio workers and families. Jane is smart and hard working, and understand the needs of Ohioans,” Portman said. “I am confident in her ability to win both the primary and the general elections, ensuring that this Seante seat remains Republican with a 50-50 Senate, and so much at stake.”
Portman’s move will elevate Timken as she vies with better-known and better-funded contenders, some of whom have already spent millions on their own campaigns.
Recent polls have shown Timken trailing those other candidates. A survey conducted earlier this month by the Trafalgar Group, a Republican polling firm, found former state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) leading the field with 21 percent of the vote. Businessman Mike Gibbons (R) took 16 percent, and author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance took 14 percent.
The poll showed state Sen. Matt Dolan (R) and Timken tied at about 10 percent apiece. A quarter of Republican voters surveyed had not yet made up their mind.
Gibbons and Dolan have contributed more than $10 million apiece to their respective campaigns. Vance is benefitting from support of Peter Thiel, the libertarian venture capitalist who has put $10 million into a super PAC supporting his race. The powerful Club for Growth backs Mandel, who ran for and lost a U.S. Senate race in 2012.
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We know who to reject now. Thanks Rob.
Unfortunately, Kellyanne Conway also endorsed her.
Mike Gibbons seems to be the best. Hopefully, she’ll be down the list.
Kiss of death. Go Josh!
So now we know Timkin is a deep-state Bushite RINO in the mold of Portman. Good to know!
Bush League Republican endorses Bush League Republican, big surprise..../s
The powerful Club for Growth backs Mandel
That’s a red flag, properly known as the Club for Importing Foreign Workers.
“Now you can cross her OFF your list... (LOL).”
EXACTLY what I thought.
“Mike Gibbons seems to be the best. “
I saw Rand Paul endorsing him in an ad. That sways me.
I haven’t trusted Kellyanne Conway since she showed up at Trump’s inauguration looking like Paddington Bear.
If there was any doubt about Timkin, Portman just erased it. Go Gibbons.
Gibbons seems a good choice. A fresh face/outsider with experience.
Since Rand Paul joined the Bush League Republicans in calling for more visas for people to replace Americans, I won’t be taking his endorsements seriously.
Rob Porthole can blow it out his porthole!
Assistant Democrat Portman has identified Jane Timken as the chosen Assistant Democrat to suckceed him.
Isn't it just AMAZING that the Brandonton DC Senate Kabuki theater has got this 50-50 thing going on virtually all the time now?
A suspicious person would say it's not coincidental...
Timken was a dead letter when she announced.
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