Debating GOP contenders for the U.S. Senate include State Senator Matt Dolan, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, and luxury car salesman Bernie Moreno on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Akron, Ohio, at Portage Country Club. [Phil Masturzo/ Beacon Journal]

A applicant discussion board in Akron Thursday featuring three significant Republican U.S. Senate candidates aiming to unseat Democrat incumbent Sherrod Brown seemed pretty much previous-fashioned.

There were no Make The us Fantastic Again hats, no T-shirts, no banners waving and no protests. 

This prospect forum, arranged by the Better Akron Chamber, was at Portage Nation Club, where by the business community gathered quietly in suits, blazers and heels to find out what Matt Dolan, Frank LaRose and Bernie Moreno would each and every do to aid local enterprise thrive. 

Matthew Akers, associate director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the College of Akron, moderated the hour-long dialogue.