Here's who's interested in running for Pat Tiberi's congressional seat

Cheryl Sanders
October 20, 2017

Rep. Pat Tiberi has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2001.

Tiberi, 54, serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and its tax policy subcommittee.

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) reportedly announces resignation from his seat, as he plans to assume a role with the Ohio Business Roundtable, a business consortium, The New York Times reported.

Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo, who dropped out of the Republican state treasurer primary earlier this week, has also been talked about as a potential GOP candidate; he told Thursday that he would "defer comment" on his plans in order to "acknowledge and celebrate" Tiberi's 16-year congressional career.

"I have been presented with an opportunity to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable that will allow me to continue to work on public policy issues impacting Ohioans while also spending more time with my family", he continued.

"It's very hard to achieve big-ticket items, not to mention just accomplish the basic items of governance - keeping the government open or not defaulting on our obligations - so that's a source of frustration for me", the moderate Republican leader told Politico.

The growing list includes Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Dave Reichert of Washington and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, all creating competitive seats for Democrats to target in next year's midterm elections.

Tiberi easily won his 12th District with more than 66 percent of the vote previous year. Kevin Bacon or Kris Jordan, who each represent portions of the district at the Statehouse; and others.

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Mr. Tiberi, however, would be a particularly striking congressional refugee. Trump won Ohio's 12th District past year with 53 percent of the vote, but the district didn't swing right for him the way many other GOP-held districts in OH did compared to 2012.

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