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Democrat Heads Are Exploding all over the state for Lovers. Ohio seems to be redder than ever. President Trump won the state with 52.1% of the vote over Hillary Clinton. President Trump seems to be holding his support in the very important swing state. 

 

COLUMBUS — A two-term Ohio state senator who was backed by both President Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich, a Trump critic, has won a congressional special election, retaining a coveted open House seat for Republicans.

Voters picked Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, over Democratic Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor to complete the unexpired term of ex-U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, who retired in January. Balderson will face O’Connor again in November for a full two-year term.

The gridlocked race decided Friday was a test of voter sentiment before November’s general election.

Balderson’s victory buoys Republicans concerned about how Trump is playing in swing states. But O’Connor was a long shot in the district, held by Republicans for nearly 35 years.

The Republican Kasich represented the district before Tiberi. 10TV

 

Kasich has been very critical of president Trump and has yet to help unit Republicans in his home state. So far, Ohioians are fed up with Kasich who close to announcing his candidacy for the Presidency once more. Come to find out, John Kasich suffers from a new disease by the name of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” 

The race never should have been that close. 

Republicans have a distinct advantage in the seven-county, central Ohio district, which includes Columbus’ northern suburbs and more rural areas from Mansfield to Zanesville. Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 2-to-1, and Trump won the district by 11 percentage points in 2016. 

In the end, O’Connor couldn’t overcome Balderson’s strong showing in his hometown’s Muskingum County and Delaware County, north of Columbus and the wealthiest county in the state.

The special election will serve almost like a test run for November, with both candidates learning valuable information about which voters they need to woo.

One new element to the fall race: college students. Campuses of Ohio State University and several private colleges were empty in August but will be filled with young voters by November. Democrats hope that’ll be good news for O’Connor. –Cincinnati.com

 

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