GOP candidates in Ohio Senate race compete over who is more pro-Trump

If you need further proof that former President Trump remains extremely popular and influential in the GOP, check out Ohio.

In the battle for the 2022 Republican nomination for the Buckeye State’s open Senate seat, there’s been a rush by the two declared major GOP candidates to embrace Trump in a state he comfortably won in 2016 and 2020.

“I’m running for the United States Senate to stand up for you just like when I stood next to President Trump and supported is American First agenda,” former Ohio GOP chair Jane Timken said Thursday in a video announcing her bid to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman. “As your senator I would advance the Trump agenda without fear or hesitation.”

“I’m a mom and I’m a fighter and I’m stepping up to fight for the America First agenda and be a champion for all Ohioans.”