Rep. Steve Stivers announces a $ 1.4 million fundraiser when considering an offer from the Ohio Senate
COLUMBUS, Ohio – U.S. Representative Steve Stivers has raised nearly $ 1.4 million to date in 2021, bringing him a total of $ 2.4 million in campaign money and joining fellow Ohio Republicans running a run in Consider putting US Senate well on track next year.
Stivers, of Upper Arlington, said his success in attracting donor support will be a major factor in whether he will get into the Senate race. The $ 1.4 million he announced is his best fundraising quarter to date, slightly above the $ 1.3 million that former treasurer Josh Mandel has raised. They are under the $ 2.1 million raised by former Ohio Republican Party leader Jane Timken.
Niles Area MP Tim Ryan, a Democrat likely running for Senate, has said he has raised $ 1.2 million.
“It is a big statement that someone who is not in the race can outsmart announced candidates,” Stivers said in an interview. “I still have a long way to go to show that this makes sense. I have to string up a couple of solid quarters, but that’s very encouraging to me and I’m excited about it. “
Part of Stivers’ campaign field is that he is the only Republican candidate from the Columbus area considering running, which gives him a different geographic base of voters than the rest of the field, which is primarily based in northeast Ohio.
Stivers also describes himself as a supporter of former President Donald Trump’s agenda while adopting a less divisive personal style, a la outgoing Senator Rob Portman, whose surprise decision not to run for re-election in 2022 caused a maddening blow among Republicans in Ohio triggered to replace him. Stivers is a major general in the Ohio National Guard and a past chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
“There are people with a lot of opinions about where we have to go and what we have to do, but I think there is a lot of emphasis placed on someone who can implement the kind of agenda we have had over the past few years. but without being part of the hassle and can bring people together and really make a difference, ”said Stivers of his recent conversations with donors.
Stivers announced a summary of his donation amounts in a statement sent to cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer. The campaign will provide full records, including a list of donors, to the Bundestag Electoral Commission by April 15. The Stivers campaign statement included comments from Chris Grant, a Republican congressional campaign advisor who is now Stivers’ general advisor.
There are several other members of the Republican Congress delegation in Ohio who are considering running for the Senate in a primary that is likely to be one of the best Republican races in the country next year. Dayton Representative Mike Turner is on a “listening tour” announced in a campaign-style video he posted last month. Rep. Bill Johnson, which stretches from Youngstown in the south to Portsmouth, has openly tested the water. And Rep. Warren Davidson of West Ohio has weighed in on running for the Senate but recently said he was more likely to run for governor.
Bernie Moreno, a wealthy Cleveland area businessman, announced he was running for the Senate earlier this week, and another Cleveland area businessman Mike Gibbons is likely to do so soon. Ohio Senator Matt Dolan, a Republican from Chagrin Falls, is also considering running. And JD Vance, a bestselling author and investor, is also considering a run supported by a recent $ 10 million contribution to a pro-Vance political action committee by PayPal founder Peter Thiel.