(4-28-21) US Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, launched a campaign for Senate on Monday, giving Democrats their first candidate in the race to succeed Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who is not running for re-election.

The 10-term congressman first made his intentions known in a filing with the Federal Election Commission on April 26th that identifies him as a Senate hopeful.

Ryan on one of his first stops after he announced his intentions was in Auglaize County stopping in New Knoxville and met with Brent Henschen, Chairman of the Auglaize County Democratic Party –

US Rep. Tim Ryan (D) represents Ohio’s 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was sworn in on January 3, 2003. Reelected nine times, he is now serving in his tenth term. Congressman Ryan currently serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government.