📍Gahanna, Ohio

After attending a church service with #OH03 Rep. @JoyceBeatty, #OHSen candidate @TimRyan is heading north to a campaign event in Medina.

He has IBEW bikers escorting his bus.
As the #OHSen race comes to a close, I asked @TimRyan what block of voters has been the toughest to get through to.

“People who didn’t vote Democratic for the last few cycles in Ohio. But I think we’ve penetrated that in a very, very big way by making this race about Ohio.”
If @TimRyan wins the #OHSen race on Tuesday, national Democrats will likely talk him up as a potential 2024 presidential candidate.

His message to Ohioans?

“I’ll be serving a full six-year Senate term.”

“And if you bring this up in front of my wife, I’ll kill you,” he joked.
📍 Medina, Ohio

#OHSen candidate @TimRyan, and his wife Andrea, arrive in downtown Medina for a campaign event.

100+ people are gathered here on a lovely fall afternoon.

Ryan is giving his usual stump speech, talking family, jobs, and criticizing @JDVance1 as out of touch.
“I went into a @FoxNews town hall. You know why? Because that’s how you win elections,” #OHSen candidate @TimRyan tells the crowd here in Medina — one of his biggest applause lines.

“Democracy is not like gravity. Democracy is not like the sun coming up. It’s a choice.”
In Medina, I asked #OHSen candidate @TimRyan about the prospect of Ohio having two Dem senators.

Since 2007, the state has had one from each party.

Ryan said, between him and @JDVance1, “I’m clearly the one who wants to bring everybody to the middle to try to get stuff done.”
📍 Cleveland, Ohio

#OHSen candidate @TimRyan just arrived to Ironworkers Local 17 for a rally.

Sen. @SherrodBrown, Rep. @ShontelMBrown, and @AFLCIO President @LizShuler are among the special guests here tonight.
“I am most excited to stand shoulder to shoulder” with @SherrodBrown, #OHSen candidate @TimRyan says as he takes the stage in Cleveland following an introduction from Brown.

Lots of talk about labor.
After his rally in Cleveland, I asked #OHSen candidate @TimRyan how confident he is that he’s done enough outreach to Black voters across Ohio.

“I feel very, very good…We’ve put a lot of time and effort, communications into it…I think it’s going to pay off.”

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Nov 7
📍 Avon, Ohio

#OHSen candidate @JDVance1 is kicking off Election Day Eve with an event in Lorain County.

“The biggest threat to American security in my lifetime is this terrible crisis at the southern border,” Vance says, as he delivers his usual stump speech.

~60 people here. Image
As the #OHSen race winds down, I asked @JDVance1 what block of voters has been the toughest to get through to.

“…a lot of the Trump base is still very hard to get through to, in part because they don’t trust the press — in my view, rightfully so.”

He also says suburban women.
In Avon, I asked #OHSen candidate @JDVance1 what he says to voters who like outgoing-@senrobportman’s dealmaking style on Capitol Hill and wonder if Vance will replicate it.

“I’m running to get things done. And that’s the way in which I think Senator Portman really is a model.”
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Oct 6
Lots of chatter tonight about this @AP story on #OHSen candidate @TimRyan (D) and $27,000 in campaign donations he has received since 2007 from "drug distributors blamed for key roles in the [opioid] crisis."

Dems criticizing it; GOP sharing it widely.
The report states that over @TimRyan's 20-year career in Congress, $27,000 of the $50+ million he has raised in campaign donations have come from three drug distribution companies that have helped fuel the opioid epidemic.
The @AP report mentions that throughout the #OHSen race, @TimRyan has criticized @JDVance1 (R) for an opioid-focused nonprofit he launched that didn't end up accomplishing much...and involved a doctor with ties to Big Pharma.
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Oct 5
📍 Perrysburg, Ohio

#OHSen candidate @JDVance1 (R) is at his first of three events today with @DonaldJTrumpJr.

Vance told the crowd not to believe @TimRyan’s TV ads that bill him as a moderate.

Trump Jr. hits on everything from the border to Hunter Biden to electric vehicles. ImageImage
📍 Caledonia, Ohio

#OHSen candidate @JDVance1 and @DonaldJTrumpJr made their second stop of the day here.

Vance said Democrat @TimRyan is trying to run as a “Donald Trump Jr. Republican.”

Trump told the crowd, “Don’t let your neighbors actually think [Ryan’s] a moderate.” ImageImage
📍 Columbus, Ohio

#OHSen candidate @JDVance1 finished his tour with @DonaldJTrumpJr at a Back The Blue Rally.

Vance has been endorsed by the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police.

Lots of talk about crime, drugs, the border, and defunding the police. ImageImage
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Sep 29
#OHSen candidate @JDVance1 (R) is hosting a fundraiser on Monday at the Clyde, Ohio barn of Bill Frankart, who was in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

"It’s been quite an experience here in Washington DC today," Frankart wrote on Facebook, as he posted photos near the U.S. Capitol. ImageImageImage
Frankart is an Adams Township Trustee who's running for a spot on the Seneca County Board of Commissioners.

He liked several comments on his Jan. 6th Facebook post, including one that said, "Good for you Bill it’s about time people stood up and said enough is enough !!" Image
More comments on Frankart's Jan. 6th Facebook post that he liked:

"If Biden was still having his parade the riot should have happened on that day"

"Todd wants to know was it you sitting in the speaker’s chair lol"

"you seen me 😂," Frankart replied. ImageImage
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Aug 19
This evening, #OHSen candidate @JDVance1 will hold a rally with Florida Governor @RonDeSantisFL in Northeast Ohio.

It's part of a @TPAction_ tour that's bringing DeSantis, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Arizona to campaign for GOP candidates.
In the lead-up to the event, @TPAction_ has been criticized for its (not OK) rules for press.

Reporters "will have to agree to give organizers access to any footage they take, and could face questions about what it will be used for."

Via @jeremymbarr:
It's no accident this @JDVance1/@RonDeSantisFL event is happening in Ohio's Mahoning Valley.

Vance's opponent, @TimRyan, is from there and currently represents it in the House.

And DeSantis has family roots in Youngstown, where his parents met.

Trump turned the region redder.
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Aug 18

As summer winds down, the #OHSen race is heating up...and remaining closer than Republicans would like.

Some criticize @JDVance1's summer strategy, while begrudgingly complimenting @TimRyan's.

Lots of $$$ about to flow in.

Watch/read my latest:
What's keeping the #OHSen race competitive in red-leaning Ohio?

@TimRyan (D) has outspent @JDVance1 (R) 8-1 on TV ads this summer, out-fundraised him 4-1 last quarter, and seemingly has been out-working Vance on the campaign trail with more events.
Lots of reporting packed into my latest #OHSen piece ⤵️

Watch/read to hear from:
@univofdayton's @DrBirdsong1
• Former #OHSen candidate @mh4oh (D)
• Former #OHSen candidate @dolan4ohio (R)

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