Ryan’s fundraising vying with GOP efforts

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who is expected to announce for the U.S. Senate later this month, showed he can compete with the declared Republican candidates for campaign contributions during the first quarter of the year.

Ryan, D-Howland, reported $1,216,187.04 raised between January and March with $939,787.04 from individuals and the rest from political action committees.

During the first quarter, Ryan spent $202,278.52 and had $1,033,645.50 in his campaign fund as of March 31, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. Ryan came into 2021 with only $19,736.98 in his fund.

Jane Timken, a former Ohio Republican Party chairwoman who is seeking her party’s nomination for the Senate seat, raised $2,130,395.07 and spent $425,454.47 during the first quarter. She had $1,704,940.60 in her account as of March 31.

Of the money she raised, $1 million came from her as a campaign loan: $400,000 on Feb. 18 and $600,000 on March 30, the day before the quarter ended.

Timken said Friday that she’s willing to put more of her money into her Senate campaign.

Timken raised $1,130,394.68 from donors, which is a little less than what Ryan raised. But her first contributions didn’t come in until Feb 11.

The federal campaign of Josh Mandel, a former state treasurer who also is running for Senate as a Republican, raised only $32,910.81 from donors and reported a $130,202.29 loss for a “decrease in investment portfolio balance.”

Mandel unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in 2012 and withdrew from the 2018 race. Even with the loss, Mandel had $4,238,339.24 in his account because of money carried over from those campaigns as of March 31.

Also, Mandel’s Team Josh 2022 PAC reported $1,355,549.89 in contributions and $76,357.61 in expenditures during the first quarter. The PAC had a balance of $1,279,197.28 as of March 31. The PAC’s first contribution was Feb. 10.

For Ryan, this was the most money he ever raised in a quarter since he began serving in the House in January 2003.

His previous best quarter was July to September 2020 in which he raised $586,146.

Ryan’s five-county district includes most of Mahoning and Trumbull. With redistricting next year, the 13th District’s makeup will change or the district could possibly be eliminated as the state is expected to lose one congressional seat.


U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, who may join the Senate race, raised $295,152.69 in the first three months of the year. Of that amount, $195,584.85 came individuals, $34,500 from PACs, $65,067.48 transferred from other committees and 36 cents on other receipts.

Johnson spent $134,629.43 during the first quarter.

With money he carried over from his other House races, Johnson had $1,019,353.42 in his campaign fund as of March 31.

Johnson’s 18-county 6th District includes all of Columbiana and the southern part of Mahoning.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, R-Bainbridge, raised $172,175.37 and spent $43,816.26 in the first quarter.

With money he had from other House races, Joyce’s account had a $794,848.82 surplus as of March 31.

Joyce’s seven-county 14th District includes communities in northern and central Trumbull County.

Democrat Brenden Kelley of Novelty, an attorney who plans to challenge Joyce next year, raised $90,750 during the first quarter with $15,000 coming from a loan he gave and $5,025 he contributed to his campaign.

He spent $30,074.09 during the quarter and had $60,675.91 in his account as of March 31.

Like the 13th District, all of the districts in the state will see changes to their boundaries and one is expected to be eliminated.


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