Nonetheless, one marketing consultant mentioned that it was nonetheless unlikely that Jordan would depart behind Congress to run for governor so long as redistricting doesn’t place him at risk. “It’s on his thoughts, I’ll put it that manner,” the marketing consultant mentioned earlier than including, “I might say it’s unlikely ultimately figuring out him, however I’m not going to close the door on it.”
The one Republican who to this point has talked a few marketing campaign in opposition to DeWine is former Rep. Jim Renacci, who misplaced the 2018 Senate race to Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown by a 53-47 margin. Renacci didn’t rule something out earlier this month, and Tobias writes that he’s “prone to run.” Nonetheless, he provides that the previous congressman additionally has a horrible relationship with state social gathering leaders and predicted he would “wrestle to assemble a statewide workers, having burned by a number of marketing campaign managers throughout his U.S. Senate.”
Tobias mentions a number of different Republicans as prospects, although there’s no phrase on their curiosity. The checklist contains former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who was Workforce Purple’s 2012 nominee in opposition to Brown. Mandel spent greater than a yr waging a second marketing campaign in opposition to Brown however all of a sudden dropped out in early 2018, citing his spouse’s well being. Tobias additionally mentions former Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who misplaced the 2018 major to DeWine 60-40, and Rep. Warren Davidson, who has additionally made a hobby out of trashing DeWine on Twitter.