Trump says GOP need not suffer in midterm elections

Trump says GOP need not suffer in midterm elections

The 12th district has a higher percentage of people 25 and older with college degrees than any other district in the state, and Trump's popularity there has waned.

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.

Though boisterous and bellicose, Trump steered clear of the trouble he stirred up the night before when he blasted one of Ohio's favourite sons, LeBron James. Troy Balderson, who is running in Tuesday's special election for an open congressional seat.

Kasich, who ran against Trump for the 2016 Republican nomination and is a prominent critic of the president, also commented on Trump's holding a rally in OH on Friday for Balderson.

Stephanopoulos also asked about Trump's tweet this weekend taking a swipe at National Basketball Association star and OH native LeBron James, saying it is hard to make "LeBron look smart".

He questioned the idea that the party that controls the White House suffers in the midterm elections.


Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an OH high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump.

Truck driver and Trump supporter Rob LaPat is attending his first Trump rally.

"It's likely in the end that Balderson should be able to win narrowly", he said. "And I became president and they didn't".

Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is facing Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, in Tuesday's special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat.

Trump relished playing the role of Republican kingmaker, bragging how the GOP candidates he's opposed, like Rep. Mark Sanford of SC, have lost. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), who left Congress in January. The attack on James, who has been critical of Trump, came just as the National Basketball Association superstar opened up a school for underprivileged children.

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