August 5, 2018
Thank you Ohio. I love you! https://t.co/HYSaQOB6GW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
We got Jim Jordan up in here.
Repping my home state.
And Trump said RED WAVE!
If you like President Donald Trump, you’ll like Troy Balderson.
That was the message at a crowded, overheated rally at Olentangy Orange High School Saturday night. Trump needs a victory in the Midwest to stem talk of a Democratic blue wave before voters hit the polls in November.
A special election in a reliably Republican congressional district in central Ohio gives the president that chance.
“They’re talking about this blue wave. I don’t think so,” Trump said. “I think it could be a red wave.”
That’s why Trump was in Delaware County stumping for Balderson, a state senator from Zanesville, locked in a tight race with Democrat Danny O’Connor, a Franklin County elected official, to fill the remaining months of former Rep. Pat Tiberi’s term. The election is Tuesday.
The race shouldn’t be close. The district, which runs from Columbus’ northern suburbs to the surrounding rural counties, hasn’t been represented by a Democrat in decades. Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 2-to-1.
Still, a recent Monmouth University poll showed the race was a virtual tie.
So everyone from Trump to Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. John Kasich are touting Balderson as their pick.
“It’s time we rebuild our own country,” Trump said at Saturday’s rally. “And Troy Balderson is going to help us do that.”
Trump looked at Balderson. “He said yes. If he said no, I’d be out of here.”
Balderson needs voters like Marie Luft and her husband John, a Vietnam veteran, from the Columbus suburb of Westerville. They wholeheartedly support the president but know little about Balderson.
“We support everyone Trump endorses,” John Luft said. “He needs support and we have to elect them in.”
Yes. Everyone in the area needs to get out and vote on Tuesday.
I have no idea who this guy is, but I’m sure he’s great.
This will be a foreshadowing of November.
We need to get over this whole Roy Moore thing. Sort of swallow something sweet to get the taste of that weird prick out of our mouths.