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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine expects Republican primary challenger as he seeks re-election


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine expects both a challenger in the Republican primary and a victory in 2022.

Gov. Mike DeWine has two expectations of his 2022 re-election campaign.

The Republican patriarch of Ohio politics whose term has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic expects to face a primary opponent — and expects to win.

Former congressman and 2018 losing U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci has been making the most noise about running against DeWine in the GOP primary, castigating DeWine over his handling the pandemic and staging town halls.

“I would expect to have a primary because my experience in politics is that I generally do have a primary opponent,” DeWine told The Dispatch in a recent interview. “I don’t know who that will be.”

DeWine defeated Mary Taylor, then lieutenant governor to Gov. John Kasich, in the 2018 Republican primary and then beat Democrat Richard Cordray to win the governor’s office.



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