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Meeting between Trump, Ohio Senate candidates turns tense: report

Added 03-25-21 07:56:02pm EST - “A meeting President Trump held with four hopefuls vying for Ohio's open Senate seat during a fundraiser at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla, on Wednesday night soon turned tense, according to Politico.” - Thehill.com

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A meeting President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden tasks Harris on border; news conference today Democrats face questions over agenda Democrats divided on gun control strategy MORE held with four hopefuls vying for Ohio’s open Senate seat during a fundraiser at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday night soon turned tense, according to Politico. 

Trump was holding the fundraiser to benefit Max Miller, a candidate he’s supporting in an upcoming Ohio House race in the hopes of ousting a sitting Republican who backed his impeachment. 

But he reportedly took the opportunity to convene a group of candidates looking to fill the seat that will be left vacant by Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanDemocrats divided on gun control strategy Trump allies line up ahead of potentially bruising primaries Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general MORE (R), who is not seeking reelection in 2022. 

Before the dinner kicked off, according to Politico, Trump met in a backroom with former state Treasurer Josh Mandel; former state GOP Chair Jane Timken; tech executive Bernie Moreno; and investment banker Mike Gibbons to discuss the Senate race.

Mandel and Timken have already announced their bids for the seat, while Moreno and Gibbons are expected to jump in soon.

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