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"WASHINGTON — Even though few have political opponents at this point, Ohio’s U.S. House members have started the 2018 campaign season with a whopping $16 million in the bank, according to a Dispatch analysis of campaign-finance reports.
Of the state’s 16 House incumbents, Rep. Pat Tiberi remains the fundraising leader with $6.3 million to spend. Tiberi, a Genoa Township Republican who is considered a potential 2018 opponent to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, raised $1.37 million in the first quarter.
A Tiberi spokeswoman said he still is considering a run, although some Republicans privately say they have heard little about a primary bid and fellow Republican Josh Mandel already has declared his plan to challenge Brown."
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"U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) leads his potential Republican opponent, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, in fund-raising, according to information from the two campaigns.
The Friends of Sherrod Brown said it raised $2.4 million during the first quarter of 2017 — the best off-year quarter he has ever had, the campaign added. He finished March with $5 million cash on hand.
Mr. Mandel, who unsuccessfully challenged Senator Brown six years ago, raised about $1.5 million during 2017’s first quarter, leaving him with $2.4 million cash on hand. According to the Mandel campaign, his fund-raising included money raised by JoshPAC, a leadership campaign committee that donates money to other candidate committees.
The fund-raising reports were due to be filed last Saturday, but may not be posted by the Federal Elections Commission for several days."
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