2022 Ohio gubernatorial election

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Jim Renacci, the former congressman from northeast Ohio, announced Wednesday he would take on his fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in the 2022 primary.

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JOHN MINCHILLO / AP

Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.

That's where Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine finds himself as he looks ahead to a 2022 run for re-election.

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Looking at it from the outside, the early stages of the Battle of the Mayors – Nan Whaley of Dayton and John Cranley of Cincinnati – for the 2022 Ohio Democratic nomination for governor would appear to be a stark contrast in styles.

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Well, this could be awkward.

Two long-time friends and political allies, two Democratic mayors of neighboring cities, running against each other for the 2022 nomination for Ohio governor.

Nan Whaley, the Democratic mayor of Dayton, has announced she's running for governor in 2022. Whaley has gained statewide and national attention for her response to several critical events in Dayton.

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John Minchillo / AP

Donald Trump, impeached twice and soon to be gone from the White House, will likely always have his corps of MAGA hat-wearing fans who believe he can do no wrong, that he is the be-all and end-all of their world. But there are signs that Trump's grip on Republican voters who are less fanatical in their devotion to him is starting to slip.