A second Republican “has formed a federal campaign committee to run for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat in 2012,” the Toledo Blade reports.
Former state Sen. Kevin Coughlin of Cuyahoga Falls said that he filed paperwork this week with the Federal Elections Commission for the seat held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.
Last week, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, also a Republican, formed a campaign committee with the FEC to launch his candidacy for the Senate.
Neither one has formally declared his candidacy, but both are raising money.
“Establishing Team Coughlin allows me to give the race careful consideration and to raise money. While I have no formal announcement planned at this time, I am getting a very positive response,” Mr. Coughlin told The Blade.