The House Republican says he won’t run for retiring Ohio US Senator Rob Portman ‘s seat….
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who gained national attention as one of former President Trump’s most ardent defenders during his first impeachment, said Thursday he will not run for retiring Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) seat in 2022.
Jordan “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,” a spokesperson for the congressman’s office told Cleveland.com.
“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.”
Jordan was one of several potential GOP candidates mentioned after Portman announced that he would not seek a third term next year. Four of Jordan’s GOP colleagues — Reps. Mike Turner, Steve Stivers, Brad Wenstrup and David Joyce — have all expressed interest in potentially seeking the seat.
image…Jordan and Portman….WCPO