Ohio GOP Sen­ate race gets nar­row­er and messier days before pri­ma­ry

Ohio GOP Senate race gets narrower and messier days before primary

As the Ohio GOP Sen­ate pri­ma­ry approach­es, the con­test is becom­ing increas­ing­ly con­tentious, poised to take cen­ter stage on Sat­ur­day with for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump‘s appear­ance.
With the pri­ma­ry on Tues­day and less than eight months until the gen­er­al elec­tion, the three-way race for the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee between busi­ness­man Bernie Moreno, state Sen. Matt Dolan, and Ohio Sec­re­tary of State Frank LaRose has turned ruth­less.
Dur­ing a debate, both can­di­dates were accused of flip-flop­ping regard­ing the Jan. 6, 2021, Capi­tol riot, prompt­ing aggres­sive attacks. Dolan called Moreno a “polit­i­cal pho­ny,” while Moreno com­pared Dolan to for­mer Rep. Liz Cheney (R‑WI) and Sen. Mitt Rom­ney (R‑UT), two promi­nent Trump crit­ics in the Repub­li­can Par­ty.
LaRose called out Moreno for pour­ing “mil­lions of dol­lars into lib­er­al caus­es” and crit­i­cized Dolan’s record on guns and abor­tion. 
Moreno was also the sub­ject of an inves­ti­ga­tion by t …