With news that Sen. George Voinovich (R) is not seeking re-election, Ohio immediately became a target for Democrats in 2010. And now it looks like a trio of Dems are jumping in the race.

The Associated Press reports that Ohio State Rep. Tyrone Yates is running for the Democratic nomination. He joins Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher on the Demcoratic side. Among Republicans, only former Congressman Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanMisinformation campaign is at the center of opposition to common sense sex trafficking legislation This week: Congress races to prevent third shutdown With bills on the table, Congress must heed the call to fix our national parks MORE has declared his candidacy.

Ohio flipped from red to blue in this year's presidential election with President Obama carrying in by a 51 percent to 47 percent margin (Bush carried it 51 percent to 49 percent over John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBreitbart editor: Biden's son inked deal with Chinese government days after vice president’s trip State lawmakers pushing for carbon taxes aimed at the poor How America reached a 'What do you expect us to do' foreign policy MORE in 2004), giving Democrats an opportunity. But it'll be interesting to see if a crowded primary field clears the way for Portman on the GOP side.