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Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted won’t run for Portman’s US Senate seatCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Cross Lt. Gov. Jon Husted off the lengthy list of Ohio figures considering a run at the seat U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will vacate early in 2023. In a Wednesday afternoon statement, Husted confirmed that he would not be pursuing the open seat in 2022. Instead, he is focused on a reelection campaign alongside Gov. Mike DeWine and someday running for the state’s top job. “The primary reason to run for public office is to have the opportunity to use the authority of that office to improve the lives of the people you repre…

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