CLEVELAND, Ohio (WTVN)--The first GOP hat in the race for US Senate in 2024 in Ohio is in the ring.
Tuesday morning, State Senator Matt Dolan sent out a letter to supporters, announcing his candidacy for the seat that's currently held by democrat Senator Sherrod Brown.
Dolan says, “Ohioans want security, not a federal government that opens our borders, contributes to inflation and demonizes our police. Ohioans want a problem solver who has successfully faced big challenges impacting our quality of life, not the political blame game that lacks commonsense solutions. I have a proven conservative record of success that has yielded results for Ohio families, workers and businesses."
Dolan was part of a group of GOP candidates that ran for Senate in 2022, with Rob Portman announcing he would not seek a 3rd term. Other GOP candidates are also expected to enter the race for Senate in 2024.
Brown is currently in his 3rd term in the US Senate.