Ohio Republican State Senator Matt Dolan announced his run for U.S. Senate in 2024 against longtime Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown.

This will be Dolan's second campaign after finishing third in the Republican primary for the 2022 midterms.

Senator Brown his thoughts on his new opponent during a visit to the Mahoning Valley Wednesday.

Experts are calling Dolan his most dangerous challenger yet.

"There will be Republicans lining up because they win most elections in this state but my focus will always be on my job," Senator Brown said.

Senator Brown, who has been in office since 2006, says he feels his priority is to continue passing legislation with bipartisan support that directly benefits taxpayers in the Valley.