Who is running for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat to replace Rob Portman?

Jessie Balmert
Cincinnati Enquirer

COLUMBUS – The race to replace Sen. Rob Portman is heating up in Ohio. 

Several prominent Republicans and Democrats are considering bids for U.S. Senate in 2022. Here is a list of who's in, who's out and who's still thinking about it: 

Republicans 

Who's running:

Businessman Mike Gibbons announced April 13

Army veteran and EMS pilot Michael Leipold

Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel – announced Feb. 10 

Cleveland-area car dealer Bernie Moreno – announced April 5

IT staffing firm founder Mark Pukita

Former Ohio Republican Party leader Jane Timken announced Feb. 18. Timken resigned as leader of the state party on Feb. 5.

Author J.D. Vance – announced July 1

Who's considering a run:

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner 

State Sen. Matt Dolan – Dolan launched a statewide listening tour to help determine whether he should run.

Who's not running: 

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted 

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson 

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan

Gov. John Kasich

Businessman Mark Kvamme 

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose – LaRose announced on May 17 that he would run for re-election. 

Geraldo Rivera 

U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers Stivers announced on April 19 that he would lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

Former U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi

U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost 

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci – Renacci is running for governor. 

Democrats

Who's running:

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan – Ryan announced on April 26 that he would run. 

Morgan Harper – announced Aug. 18

Who's considering a run:

Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce 

Who's not running: 

Former Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton 

U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty

Former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman  

Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor –O'Connor announced a bid for U.S. House on April 5.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley – Whaley announced a bid for Ohio governor on April 19.

State Rep. Emilia Sykes