Three Democrats are running in the May 3 primary for U.S. Senate.

They debated on May 28 at Central State University.

The Democratic primary candidates are: attorney Morgan Harper of Columbus, businesswoman Traci “TJ” Johnson of Hilliard and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland Twp. in Trumbull County.

ExploreOhio Democrats running for U.S. Senate focus on helping families, adding jobs

The debate was sponsored by the Ohio Debate Commission.

ExploreDemocrats running for U.S. Senate debate about corporate contributions, filibuster and taxes on wealthy

The commission also sponsored a debate by the seven Republican candidates running in the primary.

They are: State Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons, former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel of Beachwood, businessman Neil Patel of Westerville, businessman Mark Pukita of Dublin, former Ohio Republican Party chair Jane Timken of Canton and author and businessman J.D. Vance of Cincinnati.

ExploreDolan is only Republican running for U.S. senate who says the 2020 election was not stolen from Trump

Each party’s winner will face off in the Nov. 8 the General Election for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

Follow @LynnHulseyDDN on Twitter and Facebook

ExploreSee more stories by Lynn Hulsey

About the Author