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Pence to Campaign for Ohio Republican in Special Election Scare

Pence to Campaign for Ohio Republican in Special Election Scare
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By    |   Monday, 11 June 2018 01:23 PM

Vice President Mike Pence is headed for Ohio this weekend to help bring victory in yet another special election scare for Republicans, Politico is reporting.

Pence is throwing a fundraiser on behalf of state Sen. Troy Balderson, who's locked in a tight race to keep Republican the House seat vacated by former Rep. Pat Tiberi, who quit Congress in January to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable.

Balderson's opponent is Democrat Danny O'Connor in the special election on Aug. 7.

Like the Pennsylvania dead-red district won by Democrat Conor Lamb earlier this year, Ohio's 12th District was won by President Donald Trump by 11 points in 2016.

Balderson won the hotly contested and divided special GOP primary by just 1 point, less than 700 votes. As a result, national Republicans are cranking up the support after factions tore him down during the primary.

The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) is opening up a field office in support of Balderson and just spent $250,000 on a TV ad campaign, Politico reports.

Two of three political ratings outlets have Ohio's 12th as lean and tilt Republican, while Cook Political Report rates it as a toss-up.

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