Special election date set for Boehner’s district
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Ohio voters will head to the polls next June to elect a replacement for former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Citi — House postpones Rosenstein meeting | Trump hits Dems over Medicare for all | Hurricane Michael nears landfall Kavanaugh becomes new flashpoint in midterms defined by anger Juan Williams: The GOP can't govern MORE, who officially resigned from Congress on Saturday.

Gov. John Kasich on Sunday set the special election for the 8th Congressional District seat for June 7, The Associated Press reported. The winner would serve the remainder of Boehner’s two-year term, which ends in early January 2017.


Kasich, who’s running for the GOP presidential nomination, also set March 15 as the date of the primary election to replace Boehner. The Ohio Republican has held the deep-red seat for nearly a quarter century.

The winner of the June special election would need to run for reelection that same November but certainly would have a leg up on the competition.

Educator J.D. Winteregg told The Hill earlier this year he was seeking a primary rematch against Boehner. Now, he’s running to replace him.

Others Republicans vying for the seat include state Rep. Tim Derickson, state Sen. Bill Beagle and Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds, according to the AP.