Trump’s candidate, Democrat challenger in tight Ohio race

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By: AP |
Published: August 8, 2018 9:23:43 am


Republican Troy Balderson, a candidate for Ohio’s 12th District, stands in the parking lot of a voting precinct at Genoa Baptist Church, Tuesday. (AP photo)

Battleground Ohio was deciding the year’s final special election on Tuesday, a congressional faceoff that tested anew President Donald Trump’s political clout _ and the appeal of his signature tax cuts.

The Republican president’s shadow also loomed over primary contests in four other states, none bigger than Kansas, where Trump roiled the governor’s race by opposing the GOP incumbent on the eve of the election.

In Ohio, Democratic county official Danny `Connor was locked in a tight congressional race with Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson in a district that has been in GOP hands since before the 31-year-old Democrat was born.

The day’s…

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