CLEVELAND – Matt Dolan, who lost a lopsided race Republican Senate primary in Ohio last year. Will run again in 2024, this time seeking to unseat. Longtime Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown.
Dolan will announce his candidacy this week, he told an Ohio GOP official in a voicemail Sunday. That the official shared with NBC News on condition of anonymity.
A representative for Dolan declined to comment Monday.
Brown has said he plans to seek a fourth term next year. Dolan, a state senator whose family owns. The Cleveland Guardians, will likely be the first candidate on the GOP side to announce. Other Republicans looking at the race include. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Bernie Moreno, a businessman who ran for Senate in 2022.
Dolan was also the most aggressive in setting himself up for 2024.
As a critic of former President Donald Trump. And one who embraced his defunct election conspiracy theories. Dolan struggled to connect with the right-wing base during last year’s race. Even as he expressed support for Trump’s policies and would not deny supporting him. 2024. But in a heavy self-financing battle, he finished a competitive third in the primary. — After pulling ahead in the polls in the final days. — Behind eventual winner JD Vance and former state Treasurer Josh Mandel. And after blaming Trump for the GOP’s disappointing . Showing outside of Ohio in the November midterms.