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Steve Strivers, a Republican Congressman serving Ohio’s 15th congressional district for a decade has announced that he will be retiring effective May 16th.

Strivers said he will be leaving Congress to accept a position as CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

As The Hill reports:

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) announced on Monday that he plans to retire in May to accept a position as president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

“For the past decade, it has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Throughout my career, I’ve worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order,” Stivers, 56, wrote on Twitter.

Stivers said his last day in Congress will be May 16…

Stivers had been considered a potential Senate candidate to replace outgoing Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R).

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1 year ago

So basically he’s a rat jumping ship — in other words, he’s becoming a Dem! Good riddance!