OHIO – Another Republican from Ohio has the already overcrowded in 2022 Senate races for Sen. Rob Portman’s seat.
Bernie Moreno, a Cleveland area auto dealer and technology entrepreneur, started its campaign on Tuesday for his first offer for public office. In a video announcement, 54-year-old Moreno said he plans to fight the “socialist” agenda and run in the shadow of former President Donald Trump.
I’m running for the US Senate. Here’s why this fight is personal to me: pic.twitter.com/C7BFOk0r8t
– Bernie Moreno (@berniemoreno) April 6, 2021
Comparing New York Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to “radicals like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara,” he said he plans to protect the US from the socialist left.
The subject he focused on most was immigration. He told the story of how his family came to the United States from Colombia as a child to escape socialism.
“This is personal to me. My parents came here legally because they wanted us to see that we can achieve anything in America, “Moreno said in the video.
Two other Ohio Republicans have launched their campaigns: Jane Timken, former Ohio Republican Party leader, and Josh Mandel, former state treasurer. All three have stated that they operate on similar principles that Trump introduced during his tenure, including attitudes towards immigration, abortion and overseas trade.
No Democrats have officially declared a run, but former Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and Rep. Tim Ryan are considering this. On the Republican side, businessman Mike Gibbons, Rep. Steve Stivers, JD Vance, Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Mike Turner are also considering an offer.
A number of local and national leaders have already supported his campaign, including former U.S. Ambassadors to Germany, Switzerland and Morocco, former Chief Information Officer for Health and Human Services, Jose Arrieta, and the retired President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Museum, Terry Stewart.
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