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Trumpís not the reason the GOP sputtered in Ohio
The New York Post ^ | August 11, 2018 | Salena Zito

Posted on 08/12/2018 12:07:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O’Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus — an Ohio district the GOP has held for decades and President Trump won by 11 percentage points two years ago. (The race — still too close to call with a margin of 1,564 votes — won’t be declared until Aug. 24, when all the absentee ballots have been counted.)

In May, Republican Rick Saccone lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, another district that voted solidly Trump.

Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition of Trump voters — Rust Belt states that were expected to swing blue in 2016 but in fact went for the unorthodox billionaire who promised to “Make America Great Again.”

So, why two years later, is the GOP having so much trouble connecting with these people? Is it Trump? The party establishment?

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Balderson’s weak showing was a referendum on the president. “Voters here sent a message to the Republicans to knock it off,” Kasich told CBS News last week. “Stop the chaos, the division, no more of this family separation that we see at the border or taking people’s health care away. I think [people] have . . . basically had enough and they’re sending a message to the Republicans, including the Republican in the White House . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Ohio; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; balderson; kasich; oh2018; ohio; trump; zito
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1 posted on 08/12/2018 12:07:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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I would say just the opposite. Candidates need to hammer a couple of things....the economy (is jobs), democratic obstruction of the agenda, and the idea that the dems will impeach Trump if they win the house

Make them state the truth


2 posted on 08/12/2018 12:33:58 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is desperate if they have to quote Kasich.


3 posted on 08/12/2018 12:35:30 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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Did Kasich FORGET he lost the primary to Trump, Kasich’s mushy all inclusive message lost in a BIG way to Trump and they are quoting THIS LOSER!!! OMG I will never forget the OVER DONE celebration because this LOSER won his own state in the primary the massive confetti was over the top!!!!


4 posted on 08/12/2018 1:16:12 AM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kasich is full of it.

I’m sorry, but the name Balderson doesn’t sound like a winning name to begin with. I’m not from Ohio, but maybe he ran a lackluster campaign. And I’m sure the Dem campaigned and ran like a Republican.


5 posted on 08/12/2018 1:19:08 AM PDT by ZagFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Nifster

Punchline: “Whether it’s the suburban mom or the blue-collar worker, voters will be willing to listen and connect with a candidate who makes them feel part of their community — and part of something bigger than themselves.

That’s why Trump won in 2016 and forged his coalition in the first place.” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Interesting platitude. The problem is unique to Ohio, Kasich simply convinced his “Never Trumpers” to vote democrat, its not rocket science. John kasich and his elitist Never Trumper political machine in Ohio has to be destroyed.

And President Trump will do just that. We watch and learn as blue collar workers egin to crossover to the GOP from the Dem party in November, burying the Kasich shit machine.


6 posted on 08/12/2018 2:32:12 AM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O’Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus

No Mention of Vote Counting Criminal Fraud?

7 posted on 08/12/2018 3:15:44 AM PDT by Ace's Dad ("John James for US Senate. Dump Debbie!! Let's Fly, Michigan.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's something I didn't know, from the article:

Let's hope that pattern holds true this time.
In the mean time, somebody needs to talk to idiot Kasich... honest to goodness...

8 posted on 08/12/2018 3:29:02 AM PDT by BroJoeK ((a little historical perspective...))
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Balderson was down in the polls quite a bit before PDJT rallied for him in Ohio. He overcame that deficit then came out on top.


9 posted on 08/12/2018 3:36:28 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So all but 1,564 sent a message. Suuuure.


10 posted on 08/12/2018 3:40:24 AM PDT by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go jst inraight to the comments.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many R and c voters stayed home?


11 posted on 08/12/2018 4:02:34 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could Kasich just switch parties, please. He is a demo_rat.

JoMa


12 posted on 08/12/2018 4:25:57 AM PDT by joma89
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Basic premise fallacy.

GOP did not "sputter" in Ohio.

They went 5 for 5, as The Donald said.

Keep spinning, Derp State. Keep spinning.

Bagster


13 posted on 08/12/2018 4:26:38 AM PDT by bagster ( "Even bad men love their mamas.")
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There are people in Ohio who still believe that Old GOP royal families are still royalty and need to be worshiped and given elected seats of office to carry on their royal/political bloodlines.


14 posted on 08/12/2018 4:27:40 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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...and Governor Kaisch has deployed an army of investigators and DAs to locate all of the centenarians who voted, right?


15 posted on 08/12/2018 5:04:49 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: FrdmLvr

That’s not true. Balderson wass up by 9 and 11 points in June. There were 2 polls released a few days before the election. One had B aldershot up by 1. The second had O’Conner up by 1.


16 posted on 08/12/2018 5:17:50 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait, as someone said above I reject the premise of this article. How is winning “sputtering?”


17 posted on 08/12/2018 5:46:25 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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Kasich is the guy who could barely get anybody to vote for him in GOP primaries before Trump was the defacto nominee. If Trump hadn’t been there, Kasich still wwouldn’t have won a thing. So why is anybody paying attention to him?


18 posted on 08/12/2018 5:47:32 AM PDT by StoneRainbow68
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Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition of Trump voters — Rust Belt states that were expected to swing blue in 2016 but in fact went for the unorthodox billionaire who promised to “Make America Great Again.” So, why two years later, is the GOP having so much trouble connecting with these people?

Because the only thing these people hate worse than Democrats is Republicans.

19 posted on 08/12/2018 5:49:25 AM PDT by Jim Noble (p)
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" House special elections don’t usually predict a party’s fate in the midterms. The Democrats lost all their special elections leading up to the 2006 midterms only to flip the House by 30 seats; four years later the Republicans lost all their special elections going into the 2010 midterms — and went on to trounce the Democrats by winning 63 seats back."
20 posted on 08/12/2018 6:04:27 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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