Conservative Rep. Jim Jordan announced plans today to run for House Minority Leader.
Jordan’s bid comes hours after he won re-election in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District and Democrats regained control of the lower chamber.
Jordan, R-Urbana, will challenge fellow Rep. Kevin McCarthy, of California, for the Republican spot in the House. McCarthy is currently the House’s Majority Leader.
Jordan is considered a long shot for the leadership post. Under House rules, McCarthy would only need a simple majority vote in the conference to win the minority leader slot.
Jordan was re-elected despite recent accusations by ex-OSU wrestlers who have accused him of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State.
The wrestlers have said they are victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 100 former students.