Will Republican Party endorse him?

Jon Husted (left) and Mike DeWine celebrate the win for their Republican gubernatorial ticket at the GOP celebration in 2018. They are running for reelection in 2022.

Winning over the Ohio Republican Party shouldn't be a tall task for Gov. Mike DeWine. 

But the state party's 66-member governing body will meet Friday without considering an endorsement for DeWine, Ohio's incumbent GOP governor running for reelection in 2022.

Instead, the Ohio Republican Party will consider endorsements for state supreme court contenders. The Ohio GOP could endorse DeWine at a future meeting – their next one is set for December – but some state central committee members frustrated with how the governor handled COVID-19 are trying to block any endorsement. 

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Strongsville GOP leader Shannon Burns said local Republicans don't want the state Republican party to endorse in "legitimate primary races," such as Ohio governor and U.S. Senate. 

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