Jim Tressel Not Interested in Running for Senate

By D.J. Byrnes on January 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm

If Ohio Republicans wish to unseat Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in the Congressional midterms this November, they can't count on former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as a candidate.

After reported interest among GOP insiders in drafting the Senator—one said the party couldn't do better—the Youngstown State president dispelled the notion Thursday afternoon in a single tweet featuring the syntax Buckeye fans love to know.

Republican congressman Jim Renacci ended his run for governor Thursday to join the Senate race, which had previously only featured Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons, a first-time candidate.