Josh Mandel, the former Ohio treasurer, told Breitbart News Saturday that the key to keeping Ohio red ahead of the 2022 Senate elections is to maintain the working-class “Trump coalition.”
Mandel spoke to Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle as Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that he would retire at the end of his term.
Boyle noted that the Ohio Senate seat remains a critical part of Republicans’ mission to retake the Senate majority. With a 50-50 split in Congress’s upper chamber, Republicans only need to retake a net one seat to regain the Senate majority. This means that they cannot afford to lose seats such as Portman’s.
Mandel, a self-described “Trump warrior,” said that Republicans need to maintain the “Trump coalition of working-class Americans to win the seat.” Boyle noted that President Trump won Ohio during the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.