Trump urges voters to support Balderson on day of Ohio special election

Trump urges voters to support Balderson on day of Ohio special election
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE urged voters in Ohio to vote for Troy Balderson (R) in a special election Tuesday, as the GOP candidate faces a steep challenge from his Democratic opponent in the race.

Trump, as he often does, made the election a referendum on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“His opponent, controlled by Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Sherrod Brown backs new North American trade deal: 'This will be the first trade agreement I've ever voted for' Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Turf war derails push on surprise medical bills | Bill would tax e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaign | .5M ad blitz backs vulnerable Dems on drug prices MORE, is weak on Crime, the Border, Military, Vets, your 2nd Amendment - and will end your Tax Cuts,” Trump tweeted. 

Trump hit Democrat Danny O'Connor on topics that he generally criticizes Democrats on, such as crime, immigration and the Second Amendment.  

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The president held a rally in support of Balderson in Ohio on Saturday, where the candidate also tied O’Connor to Pelosi.

"Worst of all, dishonest Danny O'Connor will vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker," Balderson said at the rally.

Recent polls show Balderson and O’Connor in a dead heat for the seat, which has been held by Republicans since 1982. Trump won the district by 11 points in 2016.

Democrats hope they can flip the seat in the special election as part of a “blue wave” in the upcoming midterm elections in November.