The road to Republican Party re-nomination for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine just might be a a whole lot more bumpy than it usually is for a sitting GOP politician in our state. DeWine will have opposition for his expected bid for a new term in the Governors office in next years’ May republican party primary. In what is a rather unusual move, Republican party leaders in Mercer county have passed a resolution indicating they will not endorse DeWine’s re-election bid, and they’re calling on the state’s GOP leaders to decline to endorse DeWine too. The governors responses to the pandemic, including multiple state health mandates haven’t pleased many within his own party. Several GOP state lawmakers have been openly critical of DeWine’s job performance too, which is also rather unusual. Even his detractors acknowledge that DeWine is a skilled and veteran politician with lots of campaigning experience, and that could well make next years Republican party governors office primary much more interesting to watch than other campaigns like it in the past have been. That’s the way I see it.