Ohio 12th congressional district

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Aug 6, 2018
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The special election for Ohio's 12th Congressional District occurs this Tuesday. The race for the seat is neck-and-neck between Democrat Danny O'Connor and Republican Troy Balderson, after the retirement of Republican Pat Tiberi. We'll take one last look at the candidates before most voters hit the polls.

We'll also look at how the gubernatorial race is shaping up, recent bills signed by current governor John Kasich, and more on this week's Reporter Roundtable.

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Nick Evans / WOSU

President Trump supporters joined a line snaking almost half a mile on Saturday afternoon, hoping to make it into the Olentangy Orange High School gym for the president’s rally. Inside, supporters fanned themselves with “Make America Great Again” and “Women for Trump” signs as the air conditioning struggled to keep up with the throng.

The last special congressional election before Election Day is turning into a nail-biter for Republicans.

President Trump will make a campaign stop on Saturday for Troy Balderson, a Republican state senator running to represent Ohio's 12th congressional district, which includes affluent suburbs of Columbus as well as rural parts of central Ohio.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the August 7 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by Pat Tiberi. The race is too close to call, and Balderson is calling in all reinforcements for the last few days of the race.

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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President Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels could be on stage in Ohio at the same time, some 90 miles apart.

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President Trump is coming to Central Ohio this weekend to campaign for Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson before the upcoming August 7 special election.

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President Trump is coming to Central Ohio to campaign for state Rep. Troy Balderson, with just days left before the August special election for the 12th Congressional District.

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Next Tuesday, Central Ohio voters will take a swing at the country’s last congressional contest before the November midterms. Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor and state Rep. Troy Balderson are vying to finish the term of former Rep. Pat Tiberi, who stepped down at the beginning of the year.

Vice President Pence To Campaign For Troy Balderson

Jul 30, 2018
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Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Central Ohio to campaign for Troy Balderson, a two-term Republican state senator who's in a closer-than-expected race for an open U.S. House seat.

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Ohio’s 12th Congressional District special election next month is being closely watched around the country—not just for what it says about Ohio, but for what it might mean for midterm elections around the country.

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