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Rob Portman’s Retirement Scrambles Senate Race Field in Ohio

Jan. 25, 2021, 8:53 PM

Sen. Rob Portman’s announcement Monday that he won’t run for re-election cracks wide open the 2022 field for his seat in Ohio, setting up a potentially crowded Republican primary and adding to the list of open seats the party must defend.

Rep. Tim Ryan , who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Twitter he’s “looking seriously at” running for the seat and included a link to donate to his efforts to “make sure Democrats have the resources to compete and win” in Ohio’s races for governor, Senate, and House.

Among the numerous Republicans whom observers immediately mentioned...

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