Timken Touts $2.1M Q1 Haul for Senate Race

CANTON, Ohio – Jane Timken, former Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman, said Monday she raised more than $2.1 million for her race for U.S. Senate.

The first-time political candidate raised the money from more than 1,200 Ohio donors during a 42-day period, Timken said in a news release announcing her fundraising for first-quarter 2021, which ended March 31.

“I am overwhelmed by the tremendous support I have received from Ohioans who know we need to send a strong, America First candidate to Washington to stop the socialist agenda of the Democrats in its tracks,” Timken said in the release.

“Our campaign continues to build unmatched momentum from our statewide network of conservative grassroots supporters committed to keeping Ohio red by electing a conservative disrupter to the U.S. Senate,” she added.

In the release, Timken also touted endorsements she received from has earned endorsements from U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-7 Ohio; 38 members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee, 19 GOP state representatives, 14 Republican county party chairmen, 10 county commissioners, four Republican state senators and five Republican mayors.

Last week, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, reported he raised $1.2 million during the first quarter of the year. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, has not formally declared his candidacy but is widely expected to announce a bid for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

Portman said in January that he would not seek a third term.

In addition to Timken and Ryan, declared or possible candidates for the Senate seat include former state treasurer Josh Mandel, author J.D. Vance and Dr. Amy Acton, former director of the Ohio Department of Health.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.