Trump endorses Ohio candidate in special election

Trump endorses Ohio candidate in special election
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE endorsed a Republican running to replace retired Rep. Pat TiberiPatrick (Pat) Joseph TiberiOhio New Members 2019 Many authors of GOP tax law will not be returning to Congress GOP Rep. Balderson holds onto seat in Ohio MORE (R-Ohio) in a special election next month.

"Troy Balderson of Ohio is running for Congress against a Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Democrats will 'certainly' beat Trump in 2020 Kavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Lewandowski, Democrats tangle at testy hearing MORE Liberal who is WEAK on Crime & Borders. Troy is the total opposite, and loves our Military, Vets & 2nd Amendment," Trump tweeted Saturday night, repeating the same reasons he gives for supporting candidates he endorses.

"EARLY VOTING just started with Election Day on August 7th. Troy has my Full & Total Endorsement!" he added.

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The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election analyst, rates the race between Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor as a "toss-up."

Balderson, however, has led all public polling in the district, which has been reliably Republican. Tiberi, who resigned in October, represented the district since 2001.

O'Connor is attempting to solidify support among more centrist Republicans who back Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R).

Additionally, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved about $240,000 in air time to bolster O’Connor ahead of the vote.