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Republicans vie for Trump's blessing in Ohio Senate primary

May. 19, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — One candidate has been circulating a who's-done-more-for-Donald Trump scorecard. Footage of a waving Trump was dropped without context into a TV ad for another. A photo posted to Twitter gushes over the ex-president and his wife stopping by a third candidate's fundraiser...

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan to seek open US Senate seat in Ohio

Apr. 26, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a 10-term representative from Ohio's blue-collar Mahoning Valley, officially launched his bid Monday for a coveted open Senate seat in Ohio. Ryan, 47, becomes the Democratic frontrunner as the party goes after...

'Hillbilly' to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

Apr. 16, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator. Vance, the “Hillbilly Elegy” author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgot his Appalachian...

'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance quits firm after tweets

Apr. 15, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance has resigned from the board of a company that uses green technology to mass-produce food in Appalachia, days after sending some controversial tweets. Vance was an early investor in AppHarvest, a...

Ohio Senate candidate errs with claim about Kasich donation

Apr. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seeking to distance herself from former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken erroneously claimed on conservative radio that she never donated to his 2016 presidential campaign. The assertion came in a race where an...

Pro-Trump banker joins GOP field for US Senate race in Ohio

Apr. 13, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Another pro-Trump Republican entered the race Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the GOP’s Sen. Rob Portman. Mike Gibbons, a former Cleveland investment banker, said his campaign would build on the experience and name recognition...

Oscars surprises, snubs include Glenn Close, ‘Da 5 Bloods’

Mar. 18, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

It’s a rare year when most of the Oscar nomination surprises are good ones, but 2020 was also a rare year for moviegoing and awards campaigns. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise in a year where we watched everything from our couches that Netflix, the most popular streaming service, walked...