Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

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Trump called Balderson "the guy who will do things" and dismissed O'Connor as a person nobody knows. But with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, and even President Trump showing up in Ohio's 12th Congressional District in recent days, it's obvious that Republicans are very concerned about losing Tuesday's special election, the last before voters head to the polls in November.

But despite state GOP efforts to avoid referring to Trump, when all is said and done it is still the Party of Trump - and, on a historical basis, the Party of John Rowland, Lowell Weicker, and Jodi Rell.

"Will be going to OH tonight to campaign for Troy Balderson for the big Congressional Special Election on Tuesday", the president tweeted.

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But while he didn't mention the Akron native, he did invoke similar rhetoric while training fire on one of his new favourite targets, Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters of California. And he basked in cheers as the crowd chanted the campaign staple rallying cry, "Build the wall, build the wall".

"At the same time that he comes in here, I was with some women last night who said, 'hey, you know what, I'm not voting, ' and they're Republicans, 'I'm not voting for the Republicans.' This is the problem the party has now".

He also brought on-stage Freedom Caucus member and Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, who praised the president on his leadership and accomplishments, amid cheers from the crowd saying "speaker of the house".

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Trump deleted the tweet naming Stivers and replaced it with one supporting Balderson.

Trump relished playing the role of Republican kingmaker, bragging how the GOP candidates he's opposed, like Rep. Mark Sanford of SC, have lost.

"Suburban women in particular here are the ones that are really turned off", Kasich said.

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