Stivers Becomes A True Chamber Of Commerce Republican
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk with Congressman Steve Stivers about why he is leaving public office.
Time To Update LinkedIn
Many thought Congressman Steve Stivers, who hales from suburban Columbus, was gearing up for a U.S. Senate run. He built some goodwill among Republicans as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and raised $1.4 million for his campaign fund this year.
But he will campaign no more, at least not in the near future. Stivers announced this week he will leave Congress next month to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
A Democrat Steps Up To The Plate
The Democrats finally have a real official candidate for statewide office.
We knew Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was running for something. We just were not sure what office she would seek. This week she announced she has her eye on the governor's office.
Whaley is the first Democrat to enter the race to challenge Mike DeWine.
Cincinnati mayor John Cranley is also considering a run for governor. If he moves forward, it would set up a primary battle between two southwest Ohio mayors.
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