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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Republican Troy Balderson leads Ohio special congressional election

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Republican Troy Balderson leads in the highly scrutinized Ohio 12th Congressional District’s special election over Democrat Danny O’Connor Tuesday night, as President Trump, the Republican National Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee all declared victory.

With Balderson ahead 50.2 percent to 49.3 percent with all precincts counted, Republicans were close to a win that would give both the congressional party and the Trump White House some breathing room ahead of the November midterm elections. But O'Connor didn't concede on Tuesday, clinging to hopes Balderson's 1,754-vote lead could be erased.

Balderson, a state senator who grew up in this Muskingum County city, fought back against the Democratic insurgent O’Connor, who made this race closer than a safe Republican House seat should look on election night.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The MSM keeps saying that this "Ohio special election is a referendum on the November elections"
What are they going to change it to if the republican wins? "Oh, what we meant was....."
I'm in a hotel right now and CNN is on the tv. I'm about to puke!