Trump endorsement casts long shadow over Ohio Senate race

Posted on AllSides March 6th, 2022
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Since becoming Donald Trump’s handpicked state party chair in 2017, Jane Timken has straddled the line between Ohio’s traditional GOP and MAGA spheres.

Now, as she bids for the Republican Senate nomination, Timken is still betting she can have it both ways. It’s a risky wager.

Timken’s continued touting of her endorsement from retiring Sen. Rob Portman, an old-school Republican whose brand of statesmanship and bipartisan compromise is nearly the opposite of Trump’s approach, could jeopardize her chances of winning the former president’s endorsement in a crowded primary where it...

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