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Jim Jordan Leaning "Heavily Against" Challenging Sherrod Brown in 2012

Jim Jordan Leaning "Heavily Against" Challenging Sherrod Brown in 2012

By Erin McPike - December 15, 2010

Ohio Republicans are gunning to win back Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown's seat, but a leading candidate hasn't emerged yet.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan's name has been floated by some of his colleagues and GOP political operatives in Ohio, but the congressman doesn't sound ready to make the plunge.

In a brief interview on Wednesday, Jordan said he wouldn't dismiss the prospect of running in the 2012 election against Brown, who will be seeking his second term.

"I'm really just focused right now on the new position at RSC," he said, referring to his promotion to House GOP leadership. Jordan will serve as the chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

Asked if he would consider it later in the cycle, he was noncommittal.

"We are leaning heavily against it," he said.

Erin McPike is a national political reporter for RealClearPolitics. She can be reached at emcpike@realclearpolitics.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinMcPike.

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