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.
Venezuela's Foreign Minister: Probe Into Attack Against maduro Points to US, Colombia
One showed a cellphone video of a drone hovering over a residential street two blocks away and then crashing into a building. Both Cuban leaders expressed their "full solidarity and unconditional support for President Maduro", it said.
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".
Prosecutors turn to Manafort taxes, unreported bank accounts
Mueller's team said the witnesses refused to testify or would refuse to answer certain questions if not given the protection. Trump also tweeted Wednesday that Manafort was being treated unfairly, leading to speculation he could pardon him.
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.
Trader Joe's store manager shot dead during police standoff in California
Around 1:30 p.m., police spotted the suspect driving his grandmother's vehicle in the Hollywood area and a pursuit began. The suspect remained inside the Trader Joe's for about three hours before surrendering to police late Saturday.