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The Sports Illustrated story cited a Washington Examiner story that said some Ohio Republican officials want Tressel to enter the race. Tressel could not be reached for comment.
Cleveland investment banker Mike Gibbons and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, are the two announced candidates in the Republican primary after Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel dropped out earlier this month.
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When Mandel dropped out Ohio and national Republicans immediately began trying to find someone other than Gibbons to run, including “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance and Renacci, who was in the governor’s race until he announced today that he is switching to the U.S. Senate race.
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Gibbons said he intends to remain in the race.
The winner of the Republican primary will face U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in the Nov. 6 General Election.
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