Republican Congressman Jim Jordan is reportedly considering running for Senate. The longtime Trump ally revealed that he is mulling over the prospect of running to fill the Ohio senate seat being vacated by Rob Portman. Sen. Portman revealed this week that he will not seek another term in the upper chamber citing difficulty between working across the aisle as one reason for not seeking re-election. However, Rep. Jordan hasn’t made any definite decision yet as a series of Republican and Democrat contenders have already begun to crop up.
Fox News reports:
“We haven’t decided anything,” Jordan said on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday night, adding that he is focused on his work in the House.
The speculation around a Jordan Senate run comes after Portman on Monday said he wouldn’t seek a third term, pointing to congressional gridlock as a reason.
“I don’t think any Senate office has been more successful in getting things done, but honestly, it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy, and that has contributed to my decision,” Portman said.
Portman served a decade and a half in the House before serving as U.S. Trade Representative and director of the Office of Management and Budget in President George W. Bush’s administration. He was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and easily reelected in 2016.
If Jordan decides to run he will likely already be one of the top candidates in the race, and help keep the Buckeye State red. Do you think he plans to run? Tell us what you think in the comments below!