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Another Republican Launches a Bid in Ohio: Kevin Coughlin


Republican Kevin Coughlin, a former Ohio state representative and state senator, is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2012 U.S. Senate race, aiming to take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Ohio State treasurer Josh Mandel is reportedly thinking about a bid, as is former Ohio secretary of state Ken Blackwell.

Coughlin made a short-lived bid for governor in 2010, but ultimately found difficulty raising money and competing with John Kasich, who went on to win the governorship. His biography from his public-affairs consulting firm can be found here.

Tags: Josh Mandel , Ken Blackwell , Kevin Coughlin


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