Congressman Jim Jordan: Out.
Former Governor John Kasich: Out.
Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted: Out.
As Ohioans begin to contemplate who will replace Rob Portman in the U.S. Senate next year, some of the biggest names in Buckeye State Republican politics are bowing out early, creating openings for lesser-known candidates to organize and emerge on the national stage.
Without Jordan, one of Donald Trump’s most pugnacious defenders, or Kasich, a leading Trump critic, the race is looking less and less like a referendum on the former president. And while there may be talk of a brewing civil war among national Republican factions, it’s not particularly …