Ohio Republican will resign from Congress, won’t run for Senate – POLITICO

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) is resigning from Congress next month to lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, deciding against running for Senate and creating a special election in his safe red seat.

Stivers, who was first elected in 2010, served as chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm cycle, and had been a close ally of House leadership.

“Throughout my career, I’ve worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order,” Stivers said in a tweet, announcing the decision. “I’m excited to announce that I will be taking on a new opportunity that allows me to continue to do that. Effective May 16, I will be leaving Congress in order to accept the position of President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.”

Source: Ohio Republican will resign from Congress, won’t run for Senate – POLITICO