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Dr. Amy Acton

Amy Acton Stepping Down From Columbus Foundation To Consider U.S. Senate Run

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Former Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate. Acton announced Thursday that she would step down from her role at the Columbus Foundation in order to “carefully consider” her future plans. “In recent weeks, there has been much speculation about my possible… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

Republican AG To Seek Reelection, Not Portman’s Senate Seat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost plans to run for reelection next year and said Monday he won’t seek the U.S. Senate seat that fellow Republican Rob Portman is leaving. Yost explained his decision on Twitter, saying he loves his current work as the state’s top prosecutor. “At this moment in history,… Read More

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Kentucky Broadcaster Matt Jones Takes Step Toward Senate Run

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prominent Kentucky broadcaster Matt Jones is planning to take a step toward running as a Democrat for the seat held by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by forming an exploratory committee. Jones said Thursday he expects to make a final decision on whether to enter the campaign after this year’s November… Read More

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.

McConnell, GOP Senate Resist Calls to ‘Do Something’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, taking a more measured approach that could very likely result in no legislation, despite wrenching calls to “do something” in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings. President Donald Trump is privately calling up senators… Read More

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Sherrod Brown Backs Strickland Over Sittenfeld For U.S. Senate

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is endorsing former Gov. Ted Strickland as the Democrat best suited to challenge fellow senator Rob Portman next year. Strickland, a one-term governor and former congressman, announced plans last month to challenge Portman, a Republican. Strickland first must defeat 30-year-old Cincinnati city councilman P.G. Sittenfeld in the 2016 Democratic primary. Sittenfeld… Read More