Recently we reported that there was talk of U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) possibly running for U.S. Senate. Shortly after we issued our report, which acknowledged that Jordan himself had yet to make a decision, Jordan did indeed speak out.
To the dismay of Jim Jordan fans everywhere, it doesn’t look like he will be making the move. A spokesman for Jim Jordan issued a statement on Jordan’s behalf recently letting people know that Jordan is comfortable with his U.S. House seat for now.
He said that Jim is “honored by the overwhelming encouragement he has received to run for the United States Senate. However, he is solely focused on representing the great people of Ohio’s Fourth District, and will not be running to fill the seat of retiring Senator Rob Portman,” the spokesman said.
“Mr. Jordan believes at this time he is better suited to represent Ohioans in the House of Representatives, where as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, he can advance an America first agenda, promote conservative values, and hold big government accountable.”
Rob Portman is still planning on stepping down though, and we will have to see who else steps up as the frontrunner to fill the likely-to-stay-red seat in Ohio for U.S. Senate.
Jordan’s departure from the race will make other contenders more likely to enter. Other Republicans who say they might enter the race include Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken, former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, businessman Mike Gibbons and U.S. House of Representatives members Steve Stivers of Columbus, Brad Wenstrup of Cincinnati, Mike Turner of Dayton, Anthony Gonzalez of Rocky River, and Dave Joyce of Bainbridge Township.
Previously we had reported in part about the seat’s future and the state of the GOP :
It will be interesting to see if any well-known names would throw their hats into the ring to take over Jordan’s House seat if this all comes to pass. 2022 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for national races as well. Most of the time the party with a newly elected president loses seats in Congress a couple of years later, as we saw in 2018 with the GOP.
The Republicans only held the presidency for 4 years this time around though, so anything could happen. This also rings true because Demographic shifts and in-migration due to Covid-19 are sure to change the way states vote in the future.
We are entering uncharted territory, and although the pendulum almost always swings from left to right and back again, the left could be positioned to take a leverage stranglehold for a cycle longer than anyone has seen or expected for a long time.
Despite what happens, it’s likely the seat will stay red, and a run by Lebron would probably be for publicity and DNC fundraising if nothing else. We will do our best to keep you updated on the situation if we get updates.
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