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Ohio GOP U.S. Senate Candidates Launch TV Ads For 2022 Race

 Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls Jane Tinken (left) and Josh Mandel (right).
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Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls Jane Tinken (left) and Josh Mandel (right) have started airing TV ads in hopes of winning the seat currently held by Rob Portman, who is not seeking reelection.

Ohio’s U.S. Senate race is well underway, with both announced Republican candidates on the air with TV ads, and some new money pledged toward one possible Democratic candidate.

Former state treasurer Josh Mandel’s first ad is an introduction that doesn’t mention the Senate race or President Trump, but Mandel has been clearly seeking his support.

Mandel is seen in the ad on Public Square in Cleveland, as he says: “This time of year, we celebrate that God is always in control." He then talks about his grandmother being "saved from the Nazis by a network of courageous Christians, who risked their lives to save hers. Without their faith, I’m not here today."

It’s a small ad buy running through this Sunday.

Josh Mandel Ad: Faith

The other candidate in the race, former Ohio Republican Party chair Jane Timken. launched her second ad last week on the Fox News Channel, which shows her opposition to President Joe Biden.

Timken attacks Biden for one of his first executive orders on immigration, which she says are part of Biden's "reckless rhetoric and dangerous policies are creating a humanitarian crisis on America’s southern border that threatens the economic and health care security of Ohio families."

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On the Democratic side, the 314 Action Fund, working to elect candidates from the science, engineering and math industries, said it will spend up to $5 million to support former Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton, after launching a website to encourage her to run. Its poll showed Acton leading over Youngstown-area Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).

Neither Acton nor Ryan has announced they’re running.