Democrats weigh chances in Ohio Senate race

Democrats are grappling with a major strategic decision: how aggressively to pursue the open Senate seat in Ohio.


On one hand, party leaders and strategists say there’s reason to be hopeful. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), their nominee to succeed retiring Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), is a prolific fundraiser with an adept ability to appeal to the state’s blue-collar voters.