Ohio Gov. DeWine confirms plans to run for re-election in 2022

Ohio Gov. DeWine confirms plans to run for re-election in 2022
(Source: Marshall Gorby/Dayton Daily News via AP, File)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he intends to run for re-election in 2022.

The governor made the announcement on Friday while reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 in Ohio over the last year during a forum at the City Club in Cleveland.

Gov. DeWine has faced criticism from members of his own political party for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s OK. I’ve been called so many things in particularly in the last year,” the Republican governor said. “It’s politics. My focus has got to stay on Ohio and getting us through this pandemic and moving on.”

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