State And Regional

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announces his run for U.S. Senate

COLUMBUS — As anticipated, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced his candidacy for United States Senate Monday morning, aiming to unseat and replace Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown.

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LaRose hinted at running for U.S. Senate months prior to the official announcement with comments of “actively” considering the position. However, it was only months after that he officially announced his candidacy through a Twitter post stating simply, “It’s official: I’m running.”

His candidacy video showed him running through communities in Ohio (more specifically Cleveland and Cincinnati), from park to commercial areas. A voiceover played saying that LaRose is dedicated to giving back to the state and his values as a father and a “man of faith,” LaRose said.

LaRose will be facing off against State Senator Matt Dolan and businessman Bernie Moreno in the Republican primary scheduled for March 2024. Whoever wins the Republican primary will face off against Sen. Brown in November 2024.

Senator Brown has held his seat in the senate since 2007.

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