OH race too close to call but Trump claims victory

OH race too close to call but Trump claims victory

OH race too close to call but Trump claims victory

Although the razor-thin race had not been called by any major news organizations, and was automatically going to a recount, Balderson, 56, delivered a victory speech and both the National Republican Congressional Committee and Trump put out statements declaring victory for their preferred candidate.

Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. With most of the votes counted, the two candidates traded a lead of just a few hundred votes. Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole has endorsed Colyer, while President Donald Trump has endorsed Kobach.

On Twitter, Trump called Kobach a "strong and early supporter of mine".

Donald Trump has claimed victory for the Republican candidate in a hotly-contested OH election, saying his visit to the state helped him come from behind to defeat a tough challenge from his Democrat rival.

With a margin of 50.2%to 49.3%, the Republican Troy Balderson was narrowly ahead of the Democrat Danny O'Connor on Tuesday night in a congressional special election sparked by the resignation of the longtime incumbent Pat Tiberi to take a private sector job.

"If Democrats are winning any of these long-shots seats on Election Night, the House is probably already a lost cause for Republicans", the report notes. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) saw their chosen Michigan Democratic gubernatorial-primary candidate, Abdul El-Sayed, lose. Though Trump came in to campaign with Balderson on Saturday, the rural parts of the district didn't turn out in near the numbers as the suburban areas. He appeared equally uncomfortable answering questions from reporters about whether Trump's appearance might blunt the impact of the recent endorsement from a prominent Trump adversary, Republican Gov. John Kasich.

Debbie Stabenow. Trump endorsed James, who also had support from many in the GOP establishment in his race against self-funding venture capitalist Sandy Pensler. "Tomorrow we rest and we keep fighting through to November".

Mr O'Connor and his Democratic allies have railed against the tax plan, casting it as a giveaway for the rich that exacerbates federal deficits and threatens Medicare and Social Security.

The pro-Balderson effort has focused largely on motivating Republican voters by casting O'Connor as extreme. The Republican campaign arm and its allied super PAC were forced to pick up the slack, spending more than $4 million between them. Three mainstream Democrats are viewed as leaders to vie for retiring Republican Rep. Dave Trott's seat in November. The field included Fayrouz Saad, who would be the first Muslim woman in Congress.

Conservative election analyst Henry Olsen predicted on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" on Monday that impeachment hearings against Trump will happen if Democrats take back the House and Senate in November.

Senate contests in Missouri and MI were coming into focus as two vulnerable Democrats, Missouri's Claire McCaskill and Michigan's Debbie Stabenow, were expected to easily claim their party's nominations. "He will win BIG in Nov". Claire McCaskill claimed her party's nomination, while state Attorney General Josh Hawley will represent the GOP.

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