Democrat Jim Cavanagh is running for U.S. Senate in Ohio, the Dayton Daily News reported.
Cavanagh said he’s been impressed by the candidates who have run for office, including the candidates for governor and state Senate.
He also is a Democrat, but the party is not the party of the president.
“I think the people of Ohio are hungry for change,” he said.
“I think that’s the case.
I think people want to make a difference.
I have a vision of what the state should look like.
I am very excited about what’s going on here in Ohio.
I’m excited about where I’m at and I’m confident that this will be a great place to run for re-election.”
The Democrat also is running in the state’s 4th Congressional District, where the GOP has a strong majority.
Cavagh has won more than 1.5 million votes in his six years in office.
He’s considered a frontrunner to win a Senate seat and a seat in the House.
Republican challenger John Mica is a retired Army colonel and attorney.
Mica’s campaign said he has a long history of working on issues of national importance, including veterans issues.
Mica was criticized by Democrats for failing to support veterans in Ohio’s health care bill and he said he would make improvements in the Veterans Administration, such as providing a veteran caregiver to provide care to injured veterans.
Cameron Mazzucato, a former Cincinnati mayor, is running against Cavanah.
Mazzucatos, the son of a police chief, said he is running to be the voice of Cincinnati’s working class.
He said the city is at the crossroads of the economy and the environment.
“We need a voice of people who care about people, who care passionately about the future of our city, our economy and our city,” he told the Dayton newspaper.
Mitzi Houghton, who is running a bid for governor, said she wants to create jobs, create growth, expand our middle class and put people first.
She said she understands the challenges facing Ohio and its people.
“It’s important that we are focused on the things that really matter to our future, our children, our grandchildren and our great state,” she said.