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Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose files petitions for official U.S. Senate candidacy

Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose is implementing a new voter registration form for Ohioans who are about to be removed from the rolls.
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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose filed petitions on Thursday for official U.S. Senate candidacy.

LaRose collected more than 3,000 signatures of all of Ohio's 88 counties.

In a released statement from his senate campaign, LaRose said, "I joined the Army at 18 because I believe America is worth fighting for, and even dying for. Now, we're facing an invasion on our southern border, radical ideology pouring into our state and an economy failing Ohio families. We need a battle-tested conservative with the experience, work ethic, consistent record, and sense of service to make a difference. I'm running for the U.S. Senate to fight for the very soul of our nation."

LaRose is one of three Republicans running to unseat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown from the Senate. LaRose announced his Senate campaign in July.

Businessman Bernie Moreno and Sen. Matt Dolan are two other Republicans who have also announced plans to run for Senate.

LaRose has served as Ohio's Secretary of State since 2019. He previously served as an Ohio State Senator from 2011 to 2018.

The first debate for the Republican nomination is scheduled for Jan. 22 in Cleveland. Ohio's primary is March 19.

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