Former Rep. Pat Tiberi (R) endorsed state Sen. Troy Balderson (R) in the race to replace him. Tiberi cut a TV ad for Balderson and funded it using his old campaign committee.
Tiberi: “I’m endorsing Troy Balderson because he’s is a proven conservative who has a track record of getting things done and who has the best chance to hold this seat in an August general election.”
“We just saw last month in Western Pennsylvania a seat that Donald Trump won by twice as many votes (in 2016) go to a Democrat because the Republican was too conservative for the district.” (Columbus Dispatch)
The special primary for the district is set for May 8 and the general election will be held in August. National Democrats are excited about Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor (D).