President Trump urges Ohio supporters to vote GOP in November midterms at Cincinnati campaign rally

LEBANON, Ohio — President Donald Trump is urging his supporters in Ohio to vote Republican in the Nov. 6 midterm election.

President Trump returned to Ohio to try to boost Ohio GOP candidates for governor and for Congress Friday night.

He headlined a Friday evening rally at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, northeast of Cincinnati. The county is a GOP stronghold, and Trump won two out of every three votes there in 2016 as he decisively carried Ohio.

It was the president's third campaign rally this week. He has a fourth one scheduled for Saturday night in Kentucky.

He is also touting economic gains under his leadership and says those achievements would be reversed if Republicans are voted out of office.

The audience at the Warren County Fairgrounds also cheered when Trump said an American pastor who had been imprisoned for nearly two years in Turkey has been freed and is en route to Washington after stopping in Germany for a check-up.

Trump is expected to meet pastor Andrew Brunson at the White House on Saturday.

The audience also got excited when President Trump talked about Ohio State football.

He said, "And speaking of Ohio State, they're not doing too badly, huh? Great coach. They have a great coach, great guy. We're standing up for your values. We're standing up for Ohio and we are proudly standing up for our national anthem."