U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan plans to run for minority leader

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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.

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