Ohio Republican Mandel drops run for U.S. Senate seat vs Brown: reports

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 2:36 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ohio news outlets on Friday reported that Republican Josh Mandel has ended his bid to unseat the state's Democratic senator, Sherrod Brown.

Brown, the most senior Democrat on the Banking Committee, was facing a tough challenge from Mandel after the traditional swing state went to Republican President Donald Trump in the 2016 national election.

Reuters was unable to immediately verify the report.

(Reporting by Blake Brittain and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)