Whether they are Republicans or Democrats, the one thing party leaders in Ohio would rather not see is an in-party challenge to a sitting office holder from that party. But, that’s exactly what our state’s Republican party leaders will be dealing with in 2,022. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s bid for another 4-year term in office will be challenged in next year’s G O P primary, by fellow Republican Jim Renacci who announced he’ll try to unseat DeWine on Wednesday. Renacci is a former Ohio congressman from Medina county who lost to Sharod Brown in a U.S. Senate race in 2,018. DeWine’s handling of the pandemic is sure to be a major issue when the 2 square off in the primary, but age may also be an issue. Renacci is 62. DeWine will be 75-years-old by the time the 2 meet in next year’s spring primary. The 2 candidates campaigns will be well-funded and the battle between them is likely to be a fierce one. That’s the way I see it.